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Offline Silje

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Re: Job choice question
« Reply #400 on: January 30, 2017, 15:08:38 »
So it says for the interview to describe the jobs you choose. I get that.
I was told though that i only qualify for one of the 3.
Do i still need to tell the captain tomorrow why i choose them or do i only discuss the one i qualified for?

Thank you

If I recall correctly - during my interview they were only interested in the one trade they had open (in my case, this was Pilot). We briefly discussed my other trade choices, but more as an overview and to explain why they were closed at the moment.

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ROTP Interview advice
« Reply #401 on: February 10, 2017, 12:32:08 »
I've passed every stage up to this. I've received (and accepted) an early conditional offer for Infantry officer. Should I study up on all three trades nonetheless or just concentrate on the trade I was accepted for (Infantry Officer). Also, what should I expect? Any advice is welcome.

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Re: ROTP Interview advice
« Reply #403 on: February 10, 2017, 14:48:08 »
Not that I know anything but seeing as you already have an offer, is there an interview required?  Seems bass-akwards but then......

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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #404 on: April 12, 2017, 14:10:22 »
Good afternoon Ladies and Gentleman,

 I have a question which I haven't been able to find any info on so far in the forums, and was hoping someone would be able to shed some light. I completed the CFAT, personality trait test, fitness test, medical exam, character interview, credit check, reference check and background check. All of which was done from March 2017- April 2017. I still have my criminal record check pending. I was told by my recruiter that I have to have an additional interview with my reserve unit. What can I expect going into this interview. I apologize in advance if there is already a thread covering this. Also, I am applying as a DEO and the trade being 'Infantry Officer' in the reserves.

Thank you once again. Cheers

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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #405 on: April 13, 2017, 10:50:37 »
Good afternoon Ladies and Gentleman,

 I have a question which I haven't been able to find any info on so far in the forums, and was hoping someone would be able to shed some light. I completed the CFAT, personality trait test, fitness test, medical exam, character interview, credit check, reference check and background check. All of which was done from March 2017- April 2017. I still have my criminal record check pending. I was told by my recruiter that I have to have an additional interview with my reserve unit. What can I expect going into this interview. I apologize in advance if there is already a thread covering this. Also, I am applying as a DEO and the trade being 'Infantry Officer' in the reserves.

Thank you once again. Cheers
Each Reserve Unit is different, you should get in touch directly with the Primary Reserve Unit to discuss when your interview might occur.

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Recruitment transfer question, post interview
« Reply #406 on: May 02, 2017, 01:28:09 »
Hello all,

Civilian applying for the forces here. I am graduating in the next few weeks and I already submitted my application in January for the infantry reserve officer trade. Did all the tests, did my first interview. During the interview, I learned some new (very pertinent) information that makes me want to join the full-time force. I want a career in the forces and I want to satisfy this calling that has been itching for far too long.

Problem is, I am so late in the application process that I am not sure what will come next. My recruiter is unavailable and I have to wait for a response from the Reserve regiment that I am applying for.

Would my next step be to go to the recruitment office to speak to a full time recruiter?

I tried to give the most information possible while respecting the confidentiality of the recruitment process. Is there any more info I need to give to receive an accurate response?

Thank you in advance for any and all help!

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Re: Recruitment transfer question, post interview
« Reply #407 on: May 02, 2017, 08:02:04 »
You may find these discussions regarding changing applications from Reserve to Regular of interest,

Changing from reserve to regular force application
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=109809.0
"Am I allowed to have a application in reserves and reg force at the same time?"

Can I have an application open for both reserves and regular force?
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=114610.0
No, you are only able to have one application for one entry plan at any one time.

Changing my application?
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=112952.0
I was wondering how I would go about changing my application from Reserves to Regular Force?

etc...

Reply from a Recruiter,

You cannot have two applications active at the same time, so you will need to choose which route you wish to pursue.  If your application is currently active for the Reserve Force, you will need to reapply online as a Regular Force applicant in order to start that process.

As always,  Recruiting is your most trusted source of information.

Edit as per Buck's post.

« Last Edit: May 02, 2017, 11:39:16 by mariomike »
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Re: Recruitment transfer question, post interview
« Reply #408 on: May 02, 2017, 11:10:10 »
Just to update some of the information given, you shouldn't re-apply online.  The recruiting system has a new software package that will flag your file as problematic if you try to submit a new application when you already have one on the go.

Your best bet is to either visit the CFRC closest to you or email them (all CFRC's follow the email of info.location@forces.gc.ca  for example CFRC Toronto is info.toronto@forces.gc.ca) and let them know that you would like to update your profile to reflect that you wish to join the Regular Force.  Depending on where you were in the process you may need to redo some of the process steps.

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Re: Recruitment transfer question, post interview
« Reply #409 on: May 02, 2017, 11:27:21 »
Thank you for the info @all, this is exactly what I was looking for.

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Messed up royally during my Interview
« Reply #410 on: July 05, 2017, 10:03:47 »
I had always been told that at the end of an interview you always ask the interviewer a question(s). In fact I had been told by my Grade 10 civics/careers teacher that asking a question at the end of an interview was one of the most important parts of the interview. I've had quite a few job interviews before and I always asked a question(s) at the end; but for some reason during my Canadian Forces interview, when the Captain asked me if I had any questions I said (against everything I had been taught and every instinct in my body) that I didn't. I've been kicking myself ever since.
Does anyone see this as being a potential disqualifying factor for me?
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Re: Messed up royally during my Interview
« Reply #411 on: July 05, 2017, 10:10:04 »
Don't sweat it too much man. I doubt it will be a disqualifying factor and I wouldn't say you screwed up "royally".

If you did well in the rest of the interview I am sure everything will be fine. The interviewer is likely not even thinking about it at all.

Best of luck.

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Re: Messed up royally during my Interview
« Reply #412 on: July 05, 2017, 10:12:38 »
I had always been told that at the end of an interview you always ask the interviewer a question(s). In fact I had been told by my Grade 10 civics/careers teacher that asking a question at the end of an interview was one of the most important parts of the interview. I've had quite a few job interviews before and I always asked a question(s) at the end; but for some reason during my Canadian Forces interview, when the Captain asked me if I had any questions I said (against everything I had been taught and every instinct in my body) that I didn't. I've been kicking myself ever since.
Does anyone see this as being a potential disqualifying factor for me?

Don't overthink it. Asking a question could of helped your case, it could of hurt it also depending on the context of the question.

The weighting/quality of your application will be a combined mark from your interview, qualifications, and testing. Failing to ask a question won't make or break things in the end.

If you haven't heard it before, get used to this phrase. "Hurry up and Wait.'

In other words, employ patience.

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Re: Messed up royally during my Interview
« Reply #413 on: July 05, 2017, 10:29:04 »
I had always been told that at the end of an interview you always ask the interviewer a question(s). In fact I had been told by my Grade 10 civics/careers teacher that asking a question at the end of an interview was one of the most important parts of the interview. I've had quite a few job interviews before and I always asked a question(s) at the end; but for some reason during my Canadian Forces interview, when the Captain asked me if I had any questions I said (against everything I had been taught and every instinct in my body) that I didn't. I've been kicking myself ever since.
Does anyone see this as being a potential disqualifying factor for me?
Not asking a question at the end of the interview is fine. Good luck.


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Messed up royally during my Interview
« Reply #414 on: July 05, 2017, 10:31:10 »
I had always been told that at the end of an interview you always ask the interviewer a question(s). In fact I had been told by my Grade 10 civics/careers teacher that asking a question at the end of an interview was one of the most important parts of the interview. I've had quite a few job interviews before and I always asked a question(s) at the end; but for some reason during my Canadian Forces interview, when the Captain asked me if I had any questions I said (against everything I had been taught and every instinct in my body) that I didn't. I've been kicking myself ever since.
Does anyone see this as being a potential disqualifying factor for me?
If you didn't have any questions at the end of your interview that is fine. I've interviewed applicants and some didn't have any questions and this was no problem. Good luck.


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Re: Messed up royally during my Interview
« Reply #415 on: July 05, 2017, 10:31:55 »
To reiterate what you've been told already, not asking a question will NOT hurt your application.
You are scored on what was said during your interview. 
I have worked alongside MCC's and they don't lower your score simply because you didn't ask a question.

I was posting at the same time... but case in point
I've interviewed applicants and some didn't have any questions and this was no problem. Good luck.

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Re: Messed up royally during my Interview
« Reply #416 on: July 05, 2017, 10:31:56 »
I had always been told that at the end of an interview you always ask the interviewer a question(s). In fact I had been told by my Grade 10 civics/careers teacher that asking a question at the end of an interview was one of the most important parts of the interview. I've had quite a few job interviews before and I always asked a question(s) at the end; but for some reason during my Canadian Forces interview, when the Captain asked me if I had any questions I said (against everything I had been taught and every instinct in my body) that I didn't. I've been kicking myself ever since.
Does anyone see this as being a potential disqualifying factor for me?
Not asking a question at the end of the interview is fine. Good luck.


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Re: Messed up royally during my Interview
« Reply #417 on: July 05, 2017, 10:33:56 »
Rocket... having issues with your posts (i.e. Tapatalk)? LOL

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Re: Messed up royally during my Interview
« Reply #418 on: July 05, 2017, 10:40:44 »
Alright that's a load off my mind, thanks everyone!
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Re: Interview advice (merged)
« Reply #419 on: July 05, 2017, 10:54:46 »
Rocket... having issues with your posts (i.e. Tapatalk)? LOL
Buck, that I am.

I added that I've interviewed applicants and some haven't had any questions at the end of the interviews and that's all good.

Tapatalk is having some issues. Have a great day.


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