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mariomike

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timed said:
If I have my interview and medical on the same day, do I wear a suit or a t-shirt and shorts (which is recommended for the medical)?

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?!?!?! 
http://army.ca/forums/threads/13479.200.html
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What to wear to the Interview
https://army.ca/forums/threads/35806.0

What did you wear to your interview?
http://army.ca/forums/threads/464.0

Just did my interview and medical
https://army.ca/forums/threads/71148/post-719251.html#msg719251
The safe bet is always business casual, though someone may know better then I.

I got a question about my CF interview this week
https://army.ca/forums/threads/22346.0
OP: I know there are a lot of threads about what to wear, but I was thinking of going out and buying a really nice but reasonably priced, suit and some new shiny black shoes for my interview.  Is that over dressing?  That is what i usually wear for job interviews.

Interview Tomorrow 
http://army.ca/forums/threads/101073.0
I've got an interview tomorrow and I plan on wearing dress pants, Dress shirt but I'm wondering if a Tie is going a bit to formal.

interview 
https://army.ca/forums/threads/13452.0
Like the title says its a stupid question, but what do I wear to the interview?
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Medical and interview 
https://army.ca/forums/threads/88249.0
Depends what ''Casual'' is for you. I wouldn't wear jeans or a t-shirt for the interview personally. Dress pants and dress shirt I would say and clean shoes.
It's the part where they evaluate you so I think it's important to look your best. I'm not saying wear a tuxedo but look decent.

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See also,

What to wear to Interview
https://www.google.ca/search?q=site%3Aarmy.ca+wear+interview&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-CA:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&gfe_rd=cr&ei=kslYV_P_IoKN8Qe6v76YDQ&gws_rd=ssl










 

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Gunshark said:
Suit/business attire for the interview, and t-shirt/shorts for the medical. You will be given a chance to change.

Thanks!

Also, I saw those posts about what to wear for the interview, but I was wondering what to wear if my medical and interview are on the same day. I didn't know I'd have a chance to change.
 

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If your medical and interview are both scheduled on the same day, then bring both attires, there are no short cuts. Wear your shorts and t-shirt underneath your suit or change out of it after. The CF interview are like any job interviews so dress appropriately. During your medical the personnel will definitely do some testing that requires you to be in shorts. I had to make two separate trips for my medical and interview, I would have loved to have them scheduled on the same date since it takes me two hours to get to my CFRC.
 

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timed said:
Also, I saw those posts about what to wear for the interview, but I was wondering what to wear if my medical and interview are on the same day. I didn't know I'd have a chance to change.

I would follow the instructions from Recruiting,

Medical exam
•bring a pair of shorts & t-shirt to wear during the exam, but we do provide a disposable gown and shorts.

Interview
•Put some thought into what you will wear and how you want to present yourself.
 

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Applicants are still overthinking this step. It's just a job interview like any other! You dress appropriately (business or business casual), act appropriately (sit up straight, speak in respectful manner), and come prepared (know general things about your trades and the CAF, know how to answer general interview questions). That's all there is to it.

If you're lucky to have medical on the same day, still show up dressed as mentioned above, and bring a bag with tshirt/shorts/running shoes with you. You will be asked to change when they need you to.
 

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Gunshark said:
bring a bag with tshirt/shorts/running shoes with you.

Do you need to bring running shoes to the medical?

Medical exam
•bring a pair of shorts & t-shirt to wear during the exam, but we do provide a disposable gown and shorts.


 

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mariomike said:
Do you need to bring running shoes to the medical?

Strictly speaking - no. But I find it's a better look than wearing your interview dress shoes with PT gear. :)
 

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Gunshark said:
Strictly speaking - no. But I find it's a better look than wearing your interview dress shoes with PT gear. :)

I guess it doesn't much matter. Whatever shoes you decide to wear for the medical will have to be removed anyway so they can check your feet.  :)
 
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Hi,

I applied to the reserve force for the infantry position. I completed my medical examt. My question is, how long would it take me to get my phone call/email telling me to come in for my interview?

And if anybody else knows, how much is the starting pay for an infantry soldier in the reserve. It would be great if anybody could provide a detailed answer,

Thank you.
 

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MarwanKhan118 said:
My question is, how long would it take me to get my phone call/email telling me to come in for my interview?

TIMINGS - ESTIMATED TIMES FOR_______________ 
http://army.ca/forums/threads/81054.0

MarwanKhan118 said:
And if anybody else knows, how much is the starting pay for an infantry soldier in the reserve.

Pay Scales for Primary RESERVE
http://milnet.ca/forums/threads/123857/post-1450459/topicseen.html#new

 

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how long would it take me to get my phone call/email telling me to come in for my interview?

Anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months.

how much is the starting pay for an infantry soldier in the reserve

For non-commissioned members, about $90/day (or $45/half-day) before tax.
 
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Hello. So i have my interview tomorrow and i want to write down my responses to the questions and practice beforehand
But the canadian forces site is down. Aargh. Is there a site where the information is. I should've done it sooner but work
Comes first. Thanks.
JR
 
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josebot533

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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
 

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josebot533 said:
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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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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Grant Parker said:
Any advice is welcome.

Interview advice (merged)
http://army.ca/forums/threads/12755.0.html
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See also,

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?!?!?! 
http://navy.ca/forums/threads/13479.150
9 pages.

Interview
https://www.google.ca/search?sclient=psy-ab&rls=com.microsoft:en-CA:IE-Address&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&biw=1536&bih=723&q=site:navy.ca++interview&oq=site:navy.ca++interview&gs_l=serp.3...100879.101535.1.102486.4.4.0.0.0.0.95.183.2.2.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..2.0.0.0uqxaBc8QJ4&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.&bvm=bv.146496531,d.amc&ech=1&psi=3fmdWJfHCYrJjwTkyZ-4Aw.1486748129146.11&ei=DvqdWPTCKKWUjwSG6q2IBA&emsg=NCSR&noj=1

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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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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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Kenpo said:
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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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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