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Verbal Offer Follow Up

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    Good afternoon,

    After testing and interviewing I received a phone call from the Chief of the department telling me where I placed on their list and offering me a position that would start in the summer. They had some certified and some non-certified and that the certified persons would start in the summer and the non-certified would start sooner so they could go through the academy (February vs summer). I only received a letter via mail saying where I placed on the list, nothing more than that.

    The question is should I follow up since its been over a month since the phone call or no? I recently upgraded my license to a CDL (instead of my regular license since the department is in a neighboring state and i was asked during the interview if I could get a CDL) and someone suggested that I deliver a copy of my upgraded license to the department's admin assistant. I don't want to overstep boundaries and just looking for proper etiquette on this?


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    I would take every opportunity to keep my information updated with any department I was in the running for. Even more so if it was important enough to them to ask you about it in your interview. There could come a time that they re-review the list as they may need fewer people than they thought. Those decisions could be made based on nothing more than your app, resume and certs.

    Also, if you are testing for a very small department, your call may go to the chiefs secretary. If it is with a large department it may be a personnel employee, who may not even work for the fire department, but for the city or county. I don't think you would need to hand deliver it, unless you were going to be there anyway.
    Good Luck, Capt Rob
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    Last edited by FFighterRob; 02-11-2019, 06:54 PM.
    Good Luck, Capt Rob


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