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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #275 on: June 18, 2012, 09:59:25 »
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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #276 on: June 18, 2012, 11:44:24 »
I don't think I was on the list for very long, I'd have to say three, maybe four weeks. However, there's no sure fire way to know how long you're going to be sitting on the list. Some people can spend years waiting for a call, while others land one in just a few months. There's a number of factors that influence time on the merit list. The trade you applied for could be highly competitive and there might be people ahead of you who are viewed as more competitive for the position. My understanding is that you can also be pushed down the list if someone more competitive is placed on it after you have been, it's not first come first serve.
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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #277 on: June 23, 2012, 13:30:29 »
I know there is the other thread about different times between things like the medical and cfat, but i wanted to know straight up how long has it been since you guys have been merit listed?

I had my interview on April 4th and am getting sworn in on July 4th. My suggestion is to keep making your application more competitive while you wait for the call.

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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #278 on: June 26, 2012, 03:28:12 »
I have yet to be selected for my CFAT, like previous people have stated it depends on a lot of factors. When I asked the recruiter I called last week he stated that the main reason is mostly because there are individuals with a more competitive application so they will obviously be selected first before anyone else. Also he told me that there is a certain amount of applicants they can process per week, so just keep calling them every month or so to check up on things. You can also do some background training to increase the score on your application to make it more competitive, night school, extra job training..every little bit helps.

And as I've been told many time before, "Now its the easy part, all you need to do is just hurry up and wait."

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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #279 on: June 26, 2012, 07:11:38 »
Call me nit picky, but isn't this thread just another version of the Application Process Samples thread?   ???
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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #280 on: July 18, 2012, 20:26:59 »
Hi.
What does it mean to be "merit listed?"
Thank you.

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« Reply #281 on: July 19, 2012, 13:38:01 »
I have been merit listed since June 22nd :)
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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #282 on: July 19, 2012, 16:56:48 »
Hi.
What does it mean to be "merit listed?"
Thank you.

Means you are on the list that they select people from.  Its not a guarantee you'll get an offer, but if you aren't on it, you won't be selected for that trade.
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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #283 on: July 19, 2012, 17:01:35 »
On July 13th I'll have been merit listed for 1 year. I've heard of people waiting longer. Wait times depend on many things.

I've been merit listed for comm rsch for about the same time (perhaps a little longer, I can't remember exactly when I was merrit listed). I also got a call today saying that I'll need to redo my interview and medical; that doesn't seem like a very encouraging sign.

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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #284 on: July 19, 2012, 17:45:56 »
Knowing someone who was int he process for awhile, I believe after a year, your medical has to be redone if you haven't been selected. 

Not sure about the interview.  My guess would be to see what you've been up to in the last 12 months, and to reevaluate you.  If you have doing new things that would benefit your being selected since your first, make sure you mention them.

Be positive!  :nod:
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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #285 on: July 19, 2012, 17:52:45 »
As I understand the medical is only valid for one year.  Last I spoke with my file manager he also told me I would be scheduled for an updated interview and medical. 

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« Reply #286 on: July 19, 2012, 18:49:52 »
Knowing someone who was int he process for awhile, I believe after a year, your medical has to be redone if you haven't been selected. 

Not sure about the interview.  My guess would be to see what you've been up to in the last 12 months, and to reevaluate you.  If you have doing new things that would benefit your being selected since your first, make sure you mention them.

Be positive!  :nod:

I knew about the requirement to redo the medical and interview (I was actually surprised that I hadn't been contacted earlier since they're both a few months out of date), but what got me was the timing. I heard that some selections for the trade I'm applying for were scheduled for around this time so when I got the call from the recruiting centre I was primed to hear that I would be getting a job, thus the extra disappointment.

You're right about the interview. My first interview was my chance to prove to the CF that I'm worthy (or worthier than my peers) to be selected for a job, and I failed in that.  This time I'll be better prepared.

Thanks for your kind words.
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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #287 on: July 19, 2012, 23:47:07 »
Means you are on the list that they select people from.  Its not a guarantee you'll get an offer, but if you aren't on it, you won't be selected for that trade.

Thank you.

Another question: Is it possible to be selected without being listed on the merit list?

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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #288 on: July 20, 2012, 00:00:28 »
Thank you.

Another question: Is it possible to be selected without being listed on the merit list?

Yes. They call it the you-did-not-make-the-cut-list.

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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #289 on: July 20, 2012, 20:52:27 »
I think you're asking if you can be selected without being merited listed first, right? No, you are merit listed firstly, then selections are made based on those people currently on the merit list.

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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #290 on: July 24, 2012, 18:27:25 »
Been Merit Listed since Feb 2012, for Combat Engineer.
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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #291 on: July 24, 2012, 19:11:17 »
i been merited for like 2 days. I interviewed in one week and got an offer the next week for armoured DEO, if i remembered correctly. Extra long merit waiting = didnt make the cut  :P.

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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #292 on: July 25, 2012, 08:30:20 »
The Merit list is NOT a First in First out list if I remember right?  You may have been on the list for a year and get bumped by a guy that was listed yesterday.

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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #293 on: July 25, 2012, 08:36:38 »
Yes, depending on the ratio of applicants to positions available.

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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #294 on: July 25, 2012, 23:37:54 »
Yes, depending on the ratio of applicants to positions available.

No depending your interview score, thats what determines your spot on the list.

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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #295 on: August 10, 2012, 15:50:38 »
Merit listed beginning of June. Man these months have been going by slow... Has anyone got any updates on NCM-SEP decisions?

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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #296 on: August 29, 2012, 00:53:33 »
Merit Listed since last November.

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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #297 on: September 04, 2012, 09:17:03 »
I have been merit listed since August 10th 2012. Selections for one of the trades I've picked is on September 5th 2012, lets hope I made the cut!!  :) :cdn:

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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #298 on: September 04, 2012, 12:18:35 »
Merit listed since June.14th.2012 for Infantry, Combat Engineer & Construction Technician...in that order. Received an offer for construction tech two weeks ago but declined the offer hoping for an offer from my first two choices. May have made a big mistake on that one, but who knows. We'll see how things turn out.
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« Reply #299 on: November 10, 2012, 20:09:57 »
I'm on the merit list since 2 days! The Lieutenant said i have a competitive file. I hope to get an offer in couples first month of the year 2013.