Fire Engineering Books: Facing the Promotional Interview

Fire Engineering Books: Facing the Promotional Interview

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  • $ 34.99

Facing the Promotional Interview by John Mittendorf, Battalion Chief (Ret.), Los Angeles City (CA) Fire Department

Includes audio CD featuring the author detailing proper and improper interview techniques!

In this all-encompassing guide, veteran fire chief and best-selling author John Mittendorf explains the subtle requirements of the promotional interview process. This book is designed to help firefighters avoid the common pitfalls of poor interviews by teaching them: •

  • How to develop a balanced study program •
  • Why the first 60 seconds of an interview are critical, and what you can do to make a good impression •
  • How to relate your qualifications to the position sought •
  • What to expect in the opening, body, and closing questions of an interview •
  • Typical opening questions •
  • How to define and prepare an opening response for the positions of engineer, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and battalion chief


  • •Priorities before the interview •
  • Anatomy of an interview •
  • Opening impressions •
  • Preparing a response to the opening question •
  • General questions •
  • Closing the interview •
  • Preparing for a fire department entrance interview

206 pages/Softcover w/CD-ROM/2003

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