Where Are You Stuck?
Why “Nothing counts ‘til you have the badge . . . Nothing!”
Certainly there are other things in life that are far more important than a badge. Family, health, friends and happiness.
The reason I use this slogan is because I often hear candidates who don’t have a badge us these excuses. I have education, experience, training, been a volunteer, bunked, and have a burning desire to get this job. Got degrees, certificates, have every merit badge you could think of, yada, yada, yada. None of this is going to matter if you don’t get a badge. You will still be the bridesmaid.
Take this simple test to check how you’re doing getting a badge.
l Are you taking every test you can?
l Are you passing the written? http://eatstress.com/donmcnea.htm
l Are you passing the physical ability? http://eatstress.com/agility2.htm
l Are you preparing for your oral interviews (100% of the score)?
l Discover how really prepared you are for your oral with a coaching session http://eatstress.com/private%20coaching.htm
l Are you passing the oral? http://www.eatstress.com/faq.htm
l Are you getting conditional job offers?
l Are you passing the psychological interview? http://www.eatstress.com/psych.htm
l Are you passing the medical? http://www.eatstress.com/faq.htm
l Are you passing the background? http://www.eatstress.com/faq.htm
If you can’t answer yes to all these questions, you will never see a badge! Wherever you answer no, you cannot go onto the next step to gain a badge. Where are you stuck? Check out the appropriate sections above where you are stuck to gain the information to get on with getting that badge.
I get calls from candidates all the time telling me about all their wonderful credentials. They have been testing 3, 5 or 7 years, have been number 30 on this list, 22 on that list, volunteer firefighter, AA in Fire Technology, some medics and every certificate and merit badge you could imagine. I have to stop them before they get into warp speed with all their stuff. I do this with one simple statement: Do you have a badge? They go off again with more of their great stuff. I bring them back with: But, you do not have a badge? You are the bridesmaid. Never the bride.
Many write e-mails like this: I know I have what it takes to make it as a full-timer.
My reply: Yeah, they all say that. You know that. But you have to convince the oral board panel that you really do. That’s where we come in.
You would not be calling if there wasn’t a problem? Right? Finally they answer, right. If you cannot be humble and ask for help, how can you convince them on the oral board you can be humble enough after you get hired? Once we are both on the same page, we can start working on where are you are stuck and find a solution that will you that elusive badge.
I receive e-mails like this one:
I am discouraged. I was in a recent psych/background process with a large department and a friend of mine got his conditional offer today and I did not. I am a new medic with six months experience, I have an AA, 14 units shy of a bachelors in management, I was in the Marine Corps, I am 34 years old and I felt like my interview with the psychologist went well and I am unaware of any major background problems. What gives? My friend is 22, no college and brand new medic himself. I just don’t understand . . . — Steve
A candidate like this called us last year. Skeptical, he went ahead and got our Entry Level Program and did the private coaching. He called yesterday that he had been offered the job of his dreams. He told me when he took the oral for this department there was a battalion chief on his panel that kept his head down writing most of the time.
When he gave his Nugget signature story answer to one question, the batt chief looked up, put his pen down and focused on his personalized answer (a real good sign). He said he knew then he had the job. Dan went to his psych armed with our special report http://www.eatstress.com/psych.htm on how to pass. He said it wasn’t difficult avoiding the land mines during his psych because he knew where they were (this was probably the problem area with the discouraged candidate above). Dan got his badge. He had rushed out after the ultimate call to take flowers to his bride to be. He started the academy two weeks later.
This just arrived:
I received a conditional offer this last Thursday, April 8th!! I just wanted to say thank you to everyone on this board that has given advice or helped in any way. I also wanted to thank Capt. Bob. I received his gold package about two weeks before my interview. I Read it everyday as much as I could, I watched the DVD and listened to the CD. I went into the interview with so much confidence, it was amazing. It was like I knew the answers to all the questions before they even asked them!! And just for a little history. This was my fourth test! I went to an academy and have my E.M.T and some other stuff, but I'm still so new to taking tests. This was my second oral board I have ever had, and I got hired! I also just turned 25. So for all you young guys out there, it is possible, if you work hard enough, and want it bad enough. To everyone on this board, THANK YOU!! I have received so much helpful information from so many of you on this site, I am so grateful!! Thank you so much for everything. Again, thank you Capt. Bob!! Your info truly played a huge part in me getting the offer. I learned so much from your material and from you, I am forever grateful!! THANK YOU EVERYONE!! It's an honor and a dream come true to be apart of your great profession and brotherhood!!! Will
Will followed this Formula:
Here's what we know after 30-years of experience. Since the written and physical ability are pass/fail, 100% of the score to get a badge is in the oral board. This is where you go for all the marbles. After being on over 100 oral boards, I have seen candidates with great credentials. Yet, they couldn't present the package. And, if you can't present the package, you will never, never, ever see a badge!
Our candidates are improving their interview scores up to 15 points and nailing that BADGE! They begin by getting our Gold Package Entry Level CD/DVD Program http://www.eatstress.com/goldpackage.htm , use the work booklet, practice with the all-important TAPE RECORDER, and come back for a private coaching session. They catapult themselves into the Olympic camp. That's where you get a shot at that badge you have been looking for.
You start by ordering our Gold Package Entry Level CD/DVD Program from the products section of our web site by clicking here: http://www.eatstress.com/goldpackage.htm or call our distributor Rayve @ 800-852-4890. For orders and shipping charges OUTSIDE the continental USA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-707-838-6200. If you need this program ASAP order next day delivery! This program will keep you motivated! The program comes with a no questions asked full refund if you're not satisfied. You're at no risk except you might get a badge.
Once you have complete the Gold Package Program you're eligible for coaching. One on one coaching sessions are where you get dialed into making your best presentation. It can make the difference between being down on a list and being in the top 10 going for the chief's oral. Candidates armed with this information are the one's who are smoking past you in the oral, grab the badge and leave you as the bride's maid again. We know because we get the calls when they get their badge! Over 2,150 candidates have received their badge through this program. More on coaching here: http://www.eatstress.com/private%20coaching.htm My fire captain son Rob does all the entry level coaching. Don't wait to set up a coaching appointment. He books up early each month. Call Rob direct @ 707-869-1330, e-mail: email@example.com
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