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Offline Xylric

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Waiting Game
« on: March 29, 2018, 16:54:50 »
What luck that as a twin, I've participated in a number of research studies which meant I had to lie in an MRI for six hours, explicitly asked to try to not to think of anything. I wrote the CFAT on Feb 8 and passed sufficiently for the roles I was most interested in (NWO and Pilot), and was told that they would get back to me in about four weeks. It's now been seven. Given that I was also told that my CFAT scores were pretty much average for those trying for an officer role, I'm far from surprised if the reason why I haven't been contacted for anything further is because they wanted to prioritize stronger candidates.

Given that one of my core hobbies is military history (especially Canadian Naval history, considering that my paternal great great grandfather was a shipwright who helped build her first line of ships), this is something which I understand perfectly. I just wanted to encourage everyone in a similar position to myself to go find something else to do while you wait. If you spend the time waiting learn a skill which is in high demand, you'll only appear to be a stronger candidate in the long run. As for me, I'm taking a graduate-level class in Cybersecurity.

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Re: Waiting Game
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 17:05:05 »
Heya Xylric,
I'm assuming your waiting on an offer for NWO; same here. I'm currently learning French and whipping myself into shape while I'm waiting for that offer. I can't help myself from getting anxious though: checking my phone every minute, my inbox, these forums if anyone got their call... :Tin-Foil-Hat:
Recruiting Centre: Regina (SK)
Entry plan: Regular DEO
Choice 1: PILOT (Dropped)
Choice 2: MARS/NWO
Choice 3: ARMOUR OFFICER

Applied:        07/31/17
First Contact: 08/03/17
CFAT/TSD:    08/24/17
Medical:        11/16/17
MOST:          03/09/18
Interview:     03/09/18
Medical supplementary forms submitted: 11/22/17
Merit Listed:  03/12/18
Position Offered:
Swearing In:
BMOQ:

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Re: Waiting Game
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 17:06:18 »
No, actually. All I've done is write the CFAT. I'm waiting for them to get back to me about when to go in for Medical.

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Re: Waiting Game
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 17:09:50 »
You'll get called in soon. Took me 3 months from CFAT to Medical.
Recruiting Centre: Regina (SK)
Entry plan: Regular DEO
Choice 1: PILOT (Dropped)
Choice 2: MARS/NWO
Choice 3: ARMOUR OFFICER

Applied:        07/31/17
First Contact: 08/03/17
CFAT/TSD:    08/24/17
Medical:        11/16/17
MOST:          03/09/18
Interview:     03/09/18
Medical supplementary forms submitted: 11/22/17
Merit Listed:  03/12/18
Position Offered:
Swearing In:
BMOQ:

Offline Xylric

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Re: Waiting Game
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 17:17:18 »
Hopefully.

At least if this doesn't pan out, I have my current position as the CEO of a start-up to fall back on. While it's true that to join the CAF, I'd have to give up that role, the reality is that I've set things up to make myself as redundant as possible so that it would survive if I had to appoint a replacement.

Of course, the fact that it's based in the US is likely a problem, but I'll deal with that when it matters.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2018, 17:25:31 by Xylric »

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Re: Waiting Game
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2018, 17:39:29 »
Heya Xylric,
I'm assuming your waiting on an offer for NWO; same here. I'm currently learning French and whipping myself into shape while I'm waiting for that offer. I can't help myself from getting anxious though: checking my phone every minute, my inbox, these forums if anyone got their call... :Tin-Foil-Hat:
I think starting next week there will be more phone calls with offers. Last I checked for my trade  positions from 17/18 year were still open and the recruiter said selections could have been done this week. It's now Easter weekend so we can rest the weekend knowing we won't get any news until Tuesday at the earliest! I won't have to keep checking my phone for a few days. 😆

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Re: Waiting Game
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2018, 18:51:18 »
I think starting next week there will be more phone calls with offers. Last I checked for my trade  positions from 17/18 year were still open and the recruiter said selections could have been done this week. It's now Easter weekend so we can rest the weekend knowing we won't get any news until Tuesday at the earliest! I won't have to keep checking my phone for a few days. 😆
Time to turn off for a bit. Getting tired of constantly refreshing my inbox and the forums for the latest news. Btw, are there any other resources beside this site? The CF reddit is pretty crap. ???
Recruiting Centre: Regina (SK)
Entry plan: Regular DEO
Choice 1: PILOT (Dropped)
Choice 2: MARS/NWO
Choice 3: ARMOUR OFFICER

Applied:        07/31/17
First Contact: 08/03/17
CFAT/TSD:    08/24/17
Medical:        11/16/17
MOST:          03/09/18
Interview:     03/09/18
Medical supplementary forms submitted: 11/22/17
Merit Listed:  03/12/18
Position Offered:
Swearing In:
BMOQ:

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Re: Waiting Game
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2018, 20:59:32 »
Getting tired of constantly refreshing my inbox and the forums for the latest news.

Oh boy, do I ever know that feel...

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Re: Waiting Game
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2018, 21:52:17 »
Oh boy, do I ever know that feel...

I think recruiters gain to their life force from our anxiety.
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Re: Waiting Game
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2018, 23:02:18 »
I think recruiters gain to their life force from our anxiety.

Hahaha that made my day.

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Re: Waiting Game
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2018, 00:04:06 »
I think recruiters gain to their life force from our anxiety.

Nah, it's the CFRG.  :Tin-Foil-Hat:
Recruiting Center: Toronto
Regular/Reserve: Regular DEO
Trade Choice #1: Infantry
Trade Choice #2: Armour
Trade Choice #3: Artillery
Initial Application: July 2016
First Contact and CFAT: August 2016
Reliability Screening Completed: April 2017
Pre-Sec Completed: October 2017
Interview: November 2017
Medical: November 2017
Competition Listed: November 2017
Position offered: Pending
Swearing in: Pending
BMOQ: Pending

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Re: Waiting Game
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2018, 09:03:27 »
Glad im not the only one refreshing my inbox more than ever
Recruiting Centre: Toronto
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade choice 1: Infantry
Trade choice 2: ATIS
Trade Choice 3: Supply Tech
Applied: Sept 29, 2017
First contact: Oct 02, 2017
CFAT: Nov 22,2017 (Passed)
Medical: Jan 16, 2018
Medical reschedule: Jan 23, 2018
Interview: Dec 21, 2017
Merit Listed: N/a
Position offered: N/a
Enrollment/swearing in: N/a
BMQ: N/a

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Re: Waiting Game
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2018, 16:31:31 »
Nah, it's the CFRG.  :Tin-Foil-Hat:

I only wish; all I can say is I didn't have gray hair prior to working in recruiting...

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Re: Waiting Game
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2018, 16:47:49 »
I only wish; all I can say is I didn't have gray hair prior to working in recruiting...

All the stress with raising children magnified significantly, I bet?

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Re: Waiting Game
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2018, 07:37:35 »
All the stress with raising children magnified significantly, I bet?
No children, it's all on Recruiting :-)

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Re: Waiting Game
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2018, 03:19:36 »
I didn't thought it could be real long because I got an offer within weeks back when I applied for ROTP for civilian university. Now I regret waiting a little bit and not applying right away when I graduated.  :'(
Recruiting Center: Montreal
Regular/Reserve: Regular Force
Officer/NCM: Officer (DEO)
Occupation choice #2: Logistics Officer (Selected)
Current application: March 28, 2017
CFAT: Previously completed in November 2011
Interview: July 11, 2017
Medical: August 2017
Competition list: October/November 2017
Position Offered: ?
Swearing In: ?
BMOQ: ?

For those wondering, I received an offer for ROTP-CU back in 2012/2013(?) but had to decline due to change in my program of study.