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Recent Q&A- your questions, our in-depth answers

Last month I purchased the Middle Manager PQA application workbook. The workbook guides me through how to respond to ‘tell me about a time’ type questions, using Situation- Role- Result or STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) to guide my answers. I have just learnt...

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Is your judgement as good as you think it is?

  Operational judgement testing A few years ago I did some work in an FRS where an assessment of candidates’ judgement in operational situations was conducted using a computer based simulation. Basically, a scenario played out on a computer screen ...

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Can psychology make or break your FRS future?

What on earth has psychology got to do with firefighters? It’s a physical, active role right? Surely there isn’t time to be pondering the murky inner world of the unconscious mind?! The changing Service There may have been a time ...

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Are you as resilient as you think you are?

It’s incredibly difficult to know how you might respond when faced with a life or death situation, or when dealing with the aftermath of a heart-breaking tragedy. Although firefighters are trained to provide a professional response in a huge range ...

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Are you a Promotion avoider?

Picture this: There are rumblings that there could be some promotions coming up… Speculation begins about who might put themselves up for it and what the assessment process will be… You get a few nods and some positive feedback about ...

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Why DO people come to us for help?

We’ve been running this site for over eight years now and at the risk of drifting into loud voiced sales-speak, we have helped ‘literally hundreds of people’! So who are they, and why do they come? We were curious, so ...

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Fire Service Application Form Critique

Whether for promotion or recruitment into the Service most FRS application forms need you to provide evidence of your capabilities. Stating that you have what it takes isn’t enough, you have to PROVE it. Here’s a ‘Working with Others’ answer ...

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