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  • LeoRespect
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    The Departments down here are very short on manpower. The problem that presents itself though is there is no money for new hires. Best thing to do is put yourself through an academy and stay out of trouble and you will be picked up eventually.

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  • moose7289
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    Thanks ! I figured that's how it would be in the big departments. Anyone have any experience with Dallas,Miami, or any larger departments?

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  • mikeymedic
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    I agree with Iowa. Your chances are the same as everyone else; however, since you have an education you will have a better shot than some candidates. Keep in mind that your age may be a hindrance in non-civil service departments. I had trouble getting hired at your age and I believe that you may encounter the same problems. If you start on learning a critical second language like Spanish than you will definitely have a leg up on the competition.

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  • Iowa #1603
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    Large departments (especially) are very impersonal.

    You are a number..................a set of test scores......that's about .

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  • moose7289
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    Originally posted by Iowa #1603 View Post
    #1

    #2 You would have as good a chance on a "big" department as the next person. Where you live or came from doesn't really matter all that much.

    It is just harder to do the testing and other circus stuff that you will have to jump through if you are not close to the department/ city where you are applying.
    Thanks sir , I just didnt know if they would even try to put forth the effort to give me a chance.

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  • Iowa #1603
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    #1 As a newly minted normal aged college graduate -----having little to no job history isn't a real bad thing.

    #2 You would have as good a chance on a "big" department as the next person. Where you live or came from doesn't really matter all that much.

    It is just harder to do the testing and other circus stuff that you will have to jump through if you are not close to the department/ city where you are applying.

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  • moose7289
    started a topic Grew up in a small town....

    Grew up in a small town....

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    Last edited by moose7289; 06-09-2011, 12:11 PM.

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