4 Simple Reasons Why Most Applicants Get Beaten For Jobs With the Fire Service

Hey there, Brent Clayton here from firerecruitmentaustralia.com. Today I’m going to run you through the four reasons, the four simple reasons why most people get beaten for jobs during the fire recruitment process here in Australia. The first reason is, they lack an understanding of the actual role or job of a firefighter, so they don’t actually understand what it is a firefighter does on a day-to-day basis and what it is that they’re looking for. If you’re looking to apply for any job, that applies for the fire service as well, it would be fair to say that you might want to have a really good understanding of the job that you’re applying to. That’s the first simple reason.

The second simple reason is that they don’t understand the organisation that they’re applying to, so whether that’s the MFB, New South Wales Fire, and Rescue, Queensland, WA, it doesn’t matter. They don’t understand the organisation they’re applying to enough so they can’t articulate their understanding of the organisation that they’re applying to. If you ever think about it, it would be fair enough to expect that a potential employee might have a bit of an understanding of the organisation that they’re applying to get a job with and start a career with for the next 10, 20, or 30 years. That’s the second simple reason.

Now the third reason is the person or the applicant doesn’t understand their own strengths and attributes. Well, you might understand what you’re good at and what you’re not good at, and where your strengths are, but when you’re put on the spot, you’re not able to articulate that well enough to the recruitment team. That’s the third reason.

The fourth reason, it’s pretty obvious, but preparation, they’re not prepared well enough for the test that they’re going to face through the process. That comes down to figuring out what’s in front of you and then making sure that you’re as well prepared as you can be for the upcoming test that you’re going to face so that you can be in the top percentage and get offered a job.

That’s where we help most people, is in the preparation stages and helping them to understand their own skills and attributes and be able to communicate that. We’ve had a lot of success with that over the last few years, which is good. I hope you’ve gained something here listening to these four simple keys that stop people from getting jobs with the fire service and becoming firefighters, having careers as firefighters. I’m Brent Clayton, this is firerecruitmentaustralia.com. Thanks for the watch and I’ll see you next time.

Brent Clayton

After becoming a Firefighter, I developed a massive interest in the Fire Services Recruitment and Selection Processes. I've been working since 2007 to learn everything about how Fire Services Recruitment works. I've tested and refined proven methods to help people get the edge over the competition. Today, over 100 of my former students are living their Firefighter dream.