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Pre interview, interview

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    Evening all,

    I am currently in the promotional testing process with a department in CA. Passed the D/O exam the last two years and waiting for some news of our interview dates. At our department it?s common practice for the Captain?s candidates to solicit some feedback from the B/C?s, D/C?s, and every once in awhile the Fire Chief regarding their views on the candidate and how he/she fits into their ideal C/O. It occurred to me as I ready for the interview, that I should look into something like that, and was encouraged by my House to move ahead with it. Does anyone have any thoughts on the matter? Is this something that might be construed in a negative light?

    I like the idea and am not afraid of the potential for some constructive criticism. Tough to hear sometimes, but how else ya gonna learn if nobody tells you what you?re doing wrong?

    So that?s number one, secondly, when I sit in these ?interviews? i would be remised if I didn?t ask some real questions. Here?s some that I had in mind, tell me what you think;
    1. What do you think of me? As a candidate?
    2. Do you have an reservations about me or my qualifications?
    3.Who do you think would be the idea candidate for this position, and how do I compare?

    Any and all thoughts on the matter appreciated, especially those of you that might be in supervisory roles. Thanks for the feedback!

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