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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #400 on: July 17, 2014, 21:38:36 »
i did my interview about a week ago, guys don't sweat it.  its a very cut and dry interview basically read off a piece of paper, and with mine the person doing the interview seemed like he did not want to be doing it which didn't help the whole interview since i felt like i was burdening him.  hahaha!

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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #401 on: August 27, 2014, 00:26:12 »
I have my interview September 11th, I am very nervous I have filled out the interview prep sheet to the best of my ability and I will be trying to remember it over the next couple weeks. Just wondering if anyone had some good tips besides be yourself and dress nice. (I plan to go with dress shirt, dress pants, tie, and blazer).

Am I allowed to bring the prep sheet into the interview with me just in-case I get nerved out? Also should I bring a updated resume?
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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #402 on: August 27, 2014, 07:46:26 »
Read this thread. Your attire is good, don't forget dress shoes and neat hair. Find standard sets of job interview questions online and answer them out loud as if you were interviewing - this will help you get into the interview mode, think of relevant things to say, and cover lots of material. Just like preparing for a civilian job interview. Go over the forces.ca website including the multimedia section, know about your trades and the CAF. Sit straight and act respectful. Yes, bring an updated resume with you if it has changed from the one they have on file. I am sure it's fine to bring pen and paper, even if paper contains some notes, though you shouldn't rely on the notes. Don't be nervous, nobody is trying to fail you, just want to know more about you. You'll be fine! Did I mention go over this thread? Good luck!
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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #403 on: September 06, 2014, 13:14:46 »
Is this overkill? Dress pants, white dress shirt, black tie, blazer, and black dress shoes. I normally like to dress for success,.
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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #404 on: September 06, 2014, 16:24:55 »

Is this overkill? Dress pants, white dress shirt, black tie, blazer, and black dress shoes. I normally like to dress for success,.
My thought is no. Many people in my RC were dressed similarly for their interviews.
Like the old saying goes: dress like you already have the job. If you take it seriously and dress like you want it, the interviewer is far more likely to take you seriously.
I know you've been waiting a while for this. Don't be nervous, I found the interview to be a lot like most other professional interviews I've had. Be prepared, know WHY you want to join the forces, know information about your chosen trades, and the rest should come naturally.
Good luck!
Recruiting Center: CFRC Fredericton
Entry plan: NCM
Reg/ reserves: reg
Trade Choice 1: RMS Clerk
Trade Choice 2: Met Tech
Trade Choice 3: WFE Tech
Application date: March 27, 2014
First contact: April 26,2014
CFAT: May 22,2014
Medical: June 26, 2014
Interview: July 8, 2014
Merit Listed: July 28, 2014 (all three choices)
Position offered: TBD
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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #405 on: September 06, 2014, 19:51:54 »
Is this overkill? Dress pants, white dress shirt, black tie, blazer, and black dress shoes. I normally like to dress for success,.

Not recommended, but I went in PT shorts and tshirt for my interview. I was told I was doing the PT test... Oops!
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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #406 on: September 07, 2014, 15:43:44 »
Not recommended, but it went in PT shorts and tshirt for my interview. I was told I was doing the PT test... Oops!

I know for a fact I am doing my interview, the only other thing would be a medical but I already confirmed with my file manager that I wont be getting a medical until the interview is done.
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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #407 on: October 02, 2014, 23:06:10 »
Heyhey
I am going to be interviewed shortly for the forces and I want to know if anyone has some tips or tricks to mastering this part of the application process. Also if you have gone through the interview and are allowed to say what some of the questions are, please share. Or give me an idea of what to expect. I read online that they as you if you "can kill someone". Is that true?

Let me know,

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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #408 on: October 02, 2014, 23:19:40 »
As an aspiring candidate to go to university under the ROTP, it would be beneficial if you learned a few things first:

1.  Research;
2.  Pay attention to detail; and
3.  Think before you post.

You asked a question that has been asked thousands of times before and answered on this site alone.  Please feel free to read those comments in the thread especially dedicated to "The INTERVIEW".

http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,12755.0.html


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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #409 on: October 16, 2014, 00:58:18 »
I just received a call yesterday setting up my interview and medical exam. Now I have a question for people who went through the interview for crewman and infantry what kind of questions do they ask you for those trades?
Recruiting Center: CFRC Hamilton
Officer/NCM: NCM
Reg/ reserves: reg
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Trade Choice 2: Crewman
Trade Choice 3: --
Application date: September 2, 2014
First contact: September 9, 2014
CFAT: September 30, 2014 (passed)
Interview: October 21, 2014
Medical: October 22, 2014
Merit Listed: January 23, 2015 (I think)
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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #410 on: October 16, 2014, 10:47:16 »
Now I have a question for people who went through the interview for crewman and infantry what kind of questions do they ask you for those trades?

 Armoured Interview Questions 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=87695.0;nowap

 Interview-Understand your trade (Infantry)
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=113091.0


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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #411 on: October 22, 2015, 20:29:21 »
I'm preparing for the interview and found that on the web . If it can help someone else too its a pleasure for me to share this with you guys. List of question that can be ask in the interview :  http://www.11rca.ca/web_pdf/prep.pdf
Recruting Center: Quebec
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: ACISS
Application Date: October 05, 2014
First Contact: October 16, 2014
CFAT completed :November 17, 2014 ( Success!! )
Interview completed:November 4th 2015 (Success!! )
Medical Completed:November 10th 2015 (Success!!)
Merit Listed: November 30th 2015
Position offered: December 8th
Enrollment/swearing in: January 27th 2016
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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #412 on: October 26, 2015, 11:51:58 »
Or why not just follow the Interview instructions provided right on their website?

http://www.forces.ca/en/page/applynow-100#tab6
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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #413 on: January 23, 2016, 21:25:33 »
Feb 1st 2016 scheduled interview/medical. What should I expect? If successful, what comes afterwards? Thank-you.

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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #414 on: January 23, 2016, 21:42:24 »
Feb 1st 2016 scheduled interview/medical. What should I expect?

You may, or may not, find these discussions of interest.

Interview advice (merged)
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=12755.250
15 pages.

See also,
Interview
https://www.google.ca/search?q=site%3Aarmy.ca++interview&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-CA:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&gfe_rd=cr&ei=ozakVo-SKuqM8QfTiraoBA&gws_rd=ssl

If considering what to wear / how to dress for your interview, some advice here,

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?!?!?! 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=97112.100

What to wear to the Interview.
http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,35806.0/nowap.html

What did you wear to your interview?
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=464.0

Enrollment Medical
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?board=72.0

If successful, what comes afterwards?

After the Interview, Medical, and CFAT 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=115377.0

As always, best to contact Recruiting.





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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #415 on: January 23, 2016, 22:51:25 »

As always, best to contact Recruiting.

It is always good to READ what is posted first, before you ask a question that has been asked hundreds of times alre
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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #416 on: January 24, 2016, 15:28:19 »
I immediately got an answer. So, instead of spending countless minutes or hours looking for an answer, an answer was brought right to my topic. Genius. :)

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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #417 on: January 24, 2016, 16:14:24 »
I immediately got an answer. So, instead of spending countless minutes or hours looking for an answer, an answer was brought right to my topic. Genius. :)

That's a pretty poor way to look at it.  This forum has stickied topics dedicated to your questions.  All you have to do is read...

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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #418 on: January 24, 2016, 18:06:19 »
Point was not to offend anyone, however some seem to offend easily. I asked for help, and help was brought to my topic. The info was in more detail, and with supported links. So, not only did i get a decent answer, i received the necessary links needed instead of searching over outdated posts, or vague topics. Also, this question could be helpful to any others seeking the same answers to the questions I have asked. Therefore making my topic and questions reasonable without a doubt. Others after me can now click my topic, and see clearly without searching all over the forums, and have links related all in one spot. I don't understand why so many people took offence to this. I'm only trying to help myself, and fellow brothers. For those who accused me of laziness, I shake my head to you. I thank those who acknowledged my efforts.

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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #419 on: January 24, 2016, 18:28:57 »
Also, this question could be helpful to any others seeking the same answers to the questions I have asked. Therefore making my topic and questions reasonable without a doubt. Others after me can now click my topic, and see clearly without searching all over the forums, and have links related all in one spot.

But they won't do that. Instead, they will start yet another new thread on information that has already been covered ad nauseam. You could have accomplished the exact same thing as Mariomike by using the search function of this site or Google.

Don't try to hide your laziness by some misguided show of altruism. Your intent was not improve the availability of information on the site, but to have someone spoon feed you that information.

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« Reply #420 on: January 24, 2016, 18:52:54 »
You all need to settle down. I wanted information, this site is for that. I asked a question. Stop arguing this. Instead of arguing, try adding more information related to the topic. There are many views on this topic. It is helping others and it is from 2016 rather than outdated information dating back to 2003. Answer the question don't argue that it's already been asked.
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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #421 on: January 24, 2016, 19:09:41 »
You all need to settle down. I wanted information, this site is for that. I asked a question. Stop arguing this. Instead of arguing, try adding more information related to the topic. There are many views on this topic. It is helping others and it is from 2016 rather than outdated information dating back to 2003. Answer the question don't argue that it's already been asked.

Make sure you mention your laziness and self-entitled attitude to the recruiter in your interview. It'll give you extra marks, those are qualities we look for.

There's a reason we keep topics grouped together, for ease of searching so you can read from the newest and backwards under you get your answer. If you're not capable of doing that, that's your loss and you'll end up either banned or on a read-only mode.

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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #422 on: January 24, 2016, 19:27:13 »
Point was not to offend anyone, however some seem to offend easily. I asked for help, and help was brought to my topic. The info was in more detail, and with supported links. So, not only did i get a decent answer, i received the necessary links needed instead of searching over outdated posts, or vague topics. Also, this question could be helpful to any others seeking the same answers to the questions I have asked. Therefore making my topic and questions reasonable without a doubt. Others after me can now click my topic, and see clearly without searching all over the forums, and have links related all in one spot. I don't understand why so many people took offence to this. I'm only trying to help myself, and fellow brothers. For those who accused me of laziness, I shake my head to you. I thank those who acknowledged my efforts.

You certainly come across as a team player.  We are looking forward to having you on our team
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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #423 on: January 24, 2016, 19:47:11 »
This question was intended to help me and others. The first person who responded did indeed help. It's nice to have information all under one topic rather than searching a bunch, that may or may not be even relevant. Sometimes there are topics, and inside the very topic are not answers at all. That's what this, and teamwork is all about isn't it... helping others.

Thank-you.

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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #424 on: January 25, 2016, 04:17:21 »
Merged.

As advised, Volcomfly, learn to use the Search Function.

And settle down.