Firefighter Oral Interview Prep Workbook
In Firefighter Oral Interview Prep Workbook, authors Amatrudo and Peltz show the reader how to prepare high-scoring responses to entry-level, career fire service interview questions. They draw on their many decades of professional experience as interviewers to explain what panelists want to hear. They not only demonstrate how to create effective answers but also explain why so many replies fail. This is not a book that just models responses that are supposed to be memorized. Instead, it explains the thinking from which good answers can be constructed. Using an easy-to-understand, step-by-step, interactive approach, the authors create blue prints for the candidate. This approach allows the applicant to develop an individualized, well-focused, and extremely thorough response. This book covers everything, from how to dress and make a great first impression to strategies for reducing interviewing anxiety, from how to prepare for each of the twenty basic question types to how respond to the unexpected question, and it even explores how to sit for the occasionally used video interview. Using well over 100 questions asked by actual interview boards, Amatrudo and Peltz share their time-tested approach â the same method that they use in their classes and that has helped thousands of their clients. Firefighter Oral Interview Prep Workbook has been called the best prep book of its kind. In it, Amatrudo and Peltz show candidates how to build great answers and how to demonstrate to the panelists that they think like firefighters. Deputy Chief Mark Amatrudo has been active in the fire service for over 40 years. He is an expert in interviewing for all levels in the fire service and has served on interview panels. He was an instructor at the Connecticut Fire Academy, serves as Assistant Chief for the North Branford Volunteer Fire Department, and is the Deputy Fire Chief of the Wilton Fire Department. Bill Peltz has over forty years of classroom teaching, administration, and professional development experience. He teaches a firefighter exam and interviewing prep course at Norwalk Community College in Connecticut and is an interview coach.