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  • Glory Days
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    Nice deflection. I am glad you know what i do for a living because you read it on my profile.
    Last edited by Glory Days; 11-15-2009, 12:20 AM.

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  • Glory Days
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    Originally posted by wayno1806 View Post
    You read the threads above and no one tell you the answer you want to hear. How about this for an answer:

    To tell you a little about myself, my name is John Doe, and I am 25 years old. I currently reside in the city of Fullerton, and am currently a Junior at Cal State University Fullerton. I am studying Criminal Justice with emphasis in law enforcement and expect to graduate with a B.S. degree in 2012. I am also taking Psychology as a minor.....and currently hold a 3.5 GPA.

    Currently I am bi-lingual, and can type 50+ wpm, List your credential as it pertains to law enforcement (ex. CPR, bi-lingual, sign language, computer skills, people skills, martial art, military training (but keep it on the low key law enforcement side; don't get overzealous on how you can build bombs, and/or can shoot any caliber guns, and kill someone from 300 yards away.)

    I am very excited about this opportunity that I am given. My goals and dreams have always been to be a Fullerton (your town) police officer/sheriff deputy. Currently I am preparing myself to fulfil my dreams by doing the following:

    Education-Summarize your education again
    Physical - Currently I belong to 24 hour fitness and train 3x a week. I also understand the police/sheriff academy is very tough and currently run 3 to 5 miles every other day, and plan on attending the pre-academy physical agility given by your dept. (If applicaple)

    I also understand how hard it is to become a police/sheriff deputy. I am the type person you want on your team and department. I am a hard worker, I am honest, I am punctual, I posses good written and verbal skills, and I am a team player. I don't do drugs, I am financially responsible and I am very, very excited on continuing with the hiring process with the Fullerton Police Dept.

    Simple, conscise and you've sold yourself.

    Not like all the B.S. threads that answer above......because none of those people, answered your questions. They answered with a question, to a question. Why? because they didn't take the time to elaborate.........they know the answer, but it's easier to write.........a short response.
    +10! Good on you! some people on here are so full of themselves that they wont even given a simple answer. i guess some people forget what its like to be going into their first interview or being the new guy. thats sad. i wonder how they act when a rookie at their department ask them a question, hope he doesnt get the same answers that are on here.

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  • wayno1806
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    Tell me about yourself?

    You read the threads above and no one tell you the answer you want to hear. How about this for an answer:

    To tell you a little about myself, my name is John Doe, and I am 25 years old. I currently reside in the city of Fullerton, and am currently a Junior at Cal State University Fullerton. I am studying Criminal Justice with emphasis in law enforcement and expect to graduate with a B.S. degree in 2012. I am also taking Psychology as a minor.....and currently hold a 3.5 GPA.

    Currently I am bi-lingual, and can type 50+ wpm, List your credential as it pertains to law enforcement (ex. CPR, bi-lingual, sign language, computer skills, people skills, martial art, military training (but keep it on the low key law enforcement side; don't get overzealous on how you can build bombs, and/or can shoot any caliber guns, and kill someone from 300 yards away.)

    I am very excited about this opportunity that I am given. My goals and dreams have always been to be a Fullerton (your town) police officer/sheriff deputy. Currently I am preparing myself to fulfil my dreams by doing the following:

    Education-Summarize your education again
    Physical - Currently I belong to 24 hour fitness and train 3x a week. I also understand the police/sheriff academy is very tough and currently run 3 to 5 miles every other day, and plan on attending the pre-academy physical agility given by your dept. (If applicaple)

    I also understand how hard it is to become a police/sheriff deputy. I am the type person you want on your team and department. I am a hard worker, I am honest, I am punctual, I posses good written and verbal skills, and I am a team player. I don't do drugs, I am financially responsible and I am very, very excited on continuing with the hiring process with the Fullerton Police Dept.

    Simple, conscise and you've sold yourself.

    Not like all the B.S. threads that answer above......because none of those people, answered your questions. They answered with a question, to a question. Why? because they didn't take the time to elaborate.........they know the answer, but it's easier to write.........a short response.
    Last edited by wayno1806; 11-14-2009, 05:43 PM. Reason: forgot some points

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  • KapsFB
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    Originally posted by Kieth M. View Post
    It works best if you smile at the board members and add the line..."I'm known for bestowing lavish gifts and sexual favors to those I feel have really helped me accomplish my goals!"
    You need another job?

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  • ShadowWarrior
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    What makes you better than the person that was there before you and the one that comes after? Why should they waste their time and money on you? Out of the 500 people that want the job, what makes you better than the next person?

    Just some ideas.. and others in the links below, there is a section on the oral board.

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  • District B 13
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    Your own reply is what is asked for. Not what someone here tells you.

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  • McWatt
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    I had a little difficulty with those open-ended questions myself, so I can understand where you're coming from.

    My, apparently successful, response to that question was to talk about my schooling (college, academy preservice), relating it to my interest in the profession, and then briefly about a hobby or two of mine. Maybe if you've any kids or anything, chat about that as well.

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  • Kieth M.
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    It works best if you smile at the board members and add the line..."I'm known for bestowing lavish gifts and sexual favors to those I feel have really helped me accomplish my goals!"

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  • spooled
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    Originally posted by wirefire2 View Post
    It's simple question and you already answered it yourself. It's your opportunity to sell yourself.
    I hate sales, thats why i want to be a cop

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  • wirefire2
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    It's simple question and you already answered it yourself. It's your opportunity to sell yourself.

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  • Lucky7MQ
    started a topic Oral Board - The Tell Us About Yourself Question

    Oral Board - The Tell Us About Yourself Question

    Hey everyone,

    I'm in the process of preparing for my upcoming oral board. I have been browsing a lot of different websites that gave example questions and one that I seem to be having a little difficulty with is the "Tell us about yourself" question.

    What exactly are they looking for? Do I give them more of a bio about myself, who I am, where I'm from, schooling, where I've been, etc. or is it more along the lines of what qualifications I possess specifically to police work? It is such an open ended question and it seems like if you answer it the wrong way, the panel may be disappointed with your response. I just don't want to be completely off from what they were looking for. Does that make sense?

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