Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > SPECIALTY FORUMS > Calguns LEOs
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Calguns LEOs LEOs; chat, kibitz and relax. Non-LEOs; have a questions for a cop? Ask it here, in a CIVIL manner.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-22-2012, 4:18 PM
torino69tap torino69tap is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 22
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default Oral board interview this week

Just passed my written and physical agility test for a local department. Have a general idea what to expect for the oral board, but anyone care to shed some light on it a little bit more? I'm pretty calm under stress and am a good speaker, but want to know if I can expect any crazy surprises. I know I'll have to learn as much about the department and why I want to be there and all that. Thanks guys folks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-22-2012, 5:01 PM
FourLoko's Avatar
FourLoko FourLoko is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,447
iTrader: 28 / 100%
Default

The ones I found the hardest are the ones that start with, "Tell us about a time when..."

ie you were involved in a conflict, what did you do, what was the result, etc.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-22-2012, 5:03 PM
Baconator's Avatar
Baconator Baconator is offline
Bacon makes it better
CGN Contributor - Lifetime
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Riverside County
Posts: 9,385
iTrader: 58 / 100%
Default

A lot of places make you sign an admonishment that you won't talk about the interview.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-22-2012, 5:09 PM
urbancommando urbancommando is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 879
iTrader: 9 / 100%
Default

Conflict resolution difficult decisions youve made how you have handled diversity in the work place. A situation where you have had a disagreement w a supervisor or co worker and how you have handled it
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-24-2012, 2:11 PM
beb's Avatar
beb beb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Orange County
Posts: 438
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

I think you and I might be going to the same interview. Is it tomorrow? =)

Did you make sure to have a full suit? Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-24-2012, 3:26 PM
jack & coke jack & coke is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 42
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

What's the big secret? Where is the interview?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-24-2012, 8:05 PM
torino69tap torino69tap is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 22
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

It's for Contra Costa County. Going in Friday morning. And yeah, for a suit and all that lined up. Hopefully it'll go well. Good luck to anyone else going too!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-24-2012, 8:23 PM
P5Ret P5Ret is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: SF Ebay
Posts: 2,941
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

Number 1 thing to remember is who the Sheriff is. I remember taking an oral board for Butte County back in the 80's. They asked who the sheriff was, I answered the captain actually got up came around the table shook my hand congratulating me for being the only person to have the answer all day.
Of course the standard advise don't change your mind, after you finish your answer no matter how long they sit without saying anything keep your mouth shut.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-24-2012, 11:27 PM
retired retired is offline
Super Moderator
CGN Contributor - Lifetime
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Riverside County
Posts: 9,223
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Blog Entries: 2
Default

Take a moment after the question to gather your thoughts prior to answering. Do not just rush and throw an answer out there. Notice I said a moment; don't let it extend to long.

Also, be relaxed, but sit up and keep your hands on your lap. Don't cross your legs, fidget, etc.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-25-2012, 10:27 PM
Raider510 Raider510 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 232
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Whomever asks you the question, be sure to look them in the eye while talking to them. Don't look around, off in space, down at your knees, etc. Be confident in your responses.

Remember, they expect you to be nervous, if you weren't nervous they would probably wonder if you wanted the job badly enough lol.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 6:29 AM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2016, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.