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Confidential Firefighter Interview Preparation meetings held in person or via online Zoom Video services.

Services
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FIREfighter

INTERVIEW COACHING

Entry Level Firefighter 

to

Chief Promotional

Interview Preparation

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second career employment transition COUNSELLING

Leverage your previous experience into that of your second career.

career Firefighter postings 

other included services

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Firefighter Career Planning Strategist.

Plan and strategize toward your ultimate firefighting career goal.

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Resume Building Services: 

Designed to fit Emergency Services requirements: key word optimized.

About PauL 
RPC, CIS, CES

Paul is a retired Assistant Fire Chief Officer who's Professionally Developed Interview Coaching methods are taught from the Hiring Panels perspective as well as the Candidates Perspective. Working with candidates across the country in todays current hiring practices.

 

With hiring panel experience on several levels, as well as been successfully interviewed at senior management levels, he knows and understands both sides of the table. He has a firm understanding of the roles each individual on the hiring panel has. Over the last 10 years, he has been able to literally assist hundreds of candidates across Canada secure their Fire Service related career. Your ultimate success is very important to him.

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His Approach

As a trainer, Paul takes a mentor approach to each individual, wanting to see candidates put forward their best possible presentation honestly and with integrity to the hiring panel.

 

He has had his own successes and failures while trying to achieve his goals. To this, he understands the pressure the candidate is under when they finally get a shot at their dream job or a chance to promote to a senior management position. He takes what he does seriously.

 

THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THINKING YOUR                              PREPARED VS. KNOWING YOUR PREPARED

His Credentials

Paul holds certificates in Human Resources Management and Business Management, inclusive of Recruitment and Selection through British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). He has a Diploma in Professional Counseling and is a current Registered Professional Counselor/Coach (RPC) with the Canadian Professional Counselors Association (CPCA). 

 

Additionally, he is also a member of Career Professionals of Canada through which he holds certifications as "Interview Strategist" and "Employment Strategist".

Justice Institute of BC Fire Academy Nine years as Sessional Instructor / Speaker on Firefighter Interview Preparation.

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Testimonials

Testimonials from Past Clients

"Hi Paul, I got the position!!. Starting in a few weeks. Thanks again for your help. The coaching gave me great confidence in knowing how to approach the interview stage.  Also, I found great benefit in taking some time to reflect back on things. Cheers"
Roderick 

"Paul was a huge help in my success during the interview stages of the hiring processes I was apart of. Paul provides a framework for you to use when answering questions. I knew that I was someone who had a lot of experiences to draw from in the questions I would be asked, but my thoughts and ideas were at times disorganized and convoluted. Keeping Paul’s methods in mind during my interviews allowed me to answer questions in a logical and sequential manner which best conveyed my experiences and rationale.  Without Paul’s services I do not believe that I would have had the success I did during the interviews. If you are someone who is serious about obtaining a career in the fire service, seeing Paul is a must!  Set your ego aside and be receptive to Paul’s feedback. If you can do this, your chances of success during your interview will be improved greatly. Thank you again Paul! With your help, I now have my dream career as a firefighter. I can’t wait to get started! Thank You"

Nick Cirillo

"Hey, Paul! I’m so excited to inform you that I have officially been hired with the local Fire Department. I was always skeptical of getting an interview coach as I didn’t want to sound like a robot during my interview. You did the complete opposite for me as you gave me the confidence I needed to really sell myself as a person. I walked out of the interview so positive and I owe a huge chunk of my success to you. In only one session you gave me so much good advice and tips that stuck with me during my interview. You saved lives your whole career and now continue to make young adults dreams come true by helping and guiding them to their dream job. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me make my dream a reality. Hope to see you soon"

Roger Gill

  • How it Works & Interview Coaching Rates.....
    Rates: How it Works: Pre meeting preparation is important. After payment, you will receive a Preparation Package that revolves around four steps: Step #1 Preparing for the Interview. Step #2 Identifying your personal Values, Skills and Abilities. Step #3 Preparation question's to practice. Step#4 Building True Life examples for the hiring panel. Contact me to answer any questions you may have and help determine if this is the right process for you. Interview Preparation & Strategy Based Coaching: Meetings are 1.5hrs. In Office or on Zoom. Flexible Hours available. Mock Interview Preparation: Mock Interviews are incorporated into the meeting. Resumes are required for review prior. *Rates are 250.00 for the 1.5hrs (90 min). Additional Coaching Meetings @15% Reduced Rate. Mock Interview Preparation: Mock Interviews are incorporated into the Interview Coaching meeting. Career Goals Planning & Strategies Mentorship. This is for those who just want to talk out their own plans and strategies toward their ultimate firefighting career goal. *Rates are based on 60.00 per 1/2 hr. Resume Review: This is for those who want feedback on their resume prior to posting. Changes may be recommended. (Be reminded, resumes are requested for my review prior to initial Interview Coaching meeting) *Rates are 50.00 per 1/2hr. Application Review: This is for those who want feedback on their application prior to posting. Changes may be recommended. *Rates are 50.00 per 1/2hr.
  • What you can expect from me...
    Mentor Minded Coaching! Mentoring you through the hiring process is important to me. I stay with you along the way. Certified Interview Preparation & Strategy Based Interview Coaching: Interview Coaching is based around Professional Interview Standards and Experience : My professionally developed methods over the last 10 years have been extremely successful in seeing literally 100's of Firefighter candidates across Canada achieve their ultimate goals. Coaching methods are based with the Panels Perspective as well as the Candidates Perspective in Mind. Having been on the panel as a hiring manager, I understand both sides of the table. Each member of the panel has a certain expectation of the candidate, be it Fire Chief, HR or a Union rep. Preparing Properly Within a Holistic Approach: Understand how to bring YOU to the table. Helping YOU understand the interview process and how to articulate YOUR personal values, skills and experience that relates to the profession. You are not just another candidate - your uniqueness needs to show it self within the interview!!! Understanding how the panel grades your interview performance: Understanding that the employer has certain buying motivators they are looking for and what your job is in answering the panels questions properly so they can do their job in giving you maximum deserved points. At the completion of the meeting, you will receive an information package to take home: The post session information is designed to help you stay on track in preparation of your upcoming interview. Although there are no requirements, based your interview experience and desire to be fully prepared, follow up sessions at a 15% discount are optional closer to the actual interview date. The 1.5hrs session includes training on fully understanding the Formal Behavioural Interview: This includes structures such as the S.T.A.R. format and how it relates to you while answering specific types of questions such as Behavioural / Competency Based Questions, Situational Questions and General type Questions. THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THINKING YOUR PREPARED VS KNOWING YOUR PREPARED
  • Office Location
    In office Interview Coaching: We are located in the suburbs of Vancouver BC. South Surrey Area. Please Contact us for specific location....
  • What if I'm located far away from you?
    Paul is available to meet candidates in person, however it’s very common that this is not possible due to distance. Zoom works exceptionally well. If a video meeting is scheduled, you will receive needed documents for the meeting by email two days prior.
  • What if I need a specialized resume built or edited?
    We offer a full professional cover letter and resume service. Each city or corporation we deal with has various specifics or required expectations of resumes. Rates start at $250.00 and go as high as $350.00 based on time, plus 5% GST. PLEASE DO NOT DELAY IN GETTING YOUR RESUME BUILDING REQUEST TO US..
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  • How it Works & Interview Coaching Rates.....
    Rates: How it Works: Pre meeting preparation is important. After payment, you will receive a Preparation Package that revolves around four steps: Step #1 Preparing for the Interview. Step #2 Identifying your personal Values, Skills and Abilities. Step #3 Preparation question's to practice. Step#4 Building True Life examples for the hiring panel. Contact me to answer any questions you may have and help determine if this is the right process for you. Interview Preparation & Strategy Based Coaching: Meetings are 1.5hrs. In Office or on Zoom. Flexible Hours available. Mock Interview Preparation: Mock Interviews are incorporated into the meeting. Resumes are required for review prior. *Rates are 250.00 for the 1.5hrs (90 min). Additional Coaching Meetings @15% Reduced Rate. Mock Interview Preparation: Mock Interviews are incorporated into the Interview Coaching meeting. Career Goals Planning & Strategies Mentorship. This is for those who just want to talk out their own plans and strategies toward their ultimate firefighting career goal. *Rates are based on 60.00 per 1/2 hr. Resume Review: This is for those who want feedback on their resume prior to posting. Changes may be recommended. (Be reminded, resumes are requested for my review prior to initial Interview Coaching meeting) *Rates are 50.00 per 1/2hr. Application Review: This is for those who want feedback on their application prior to posting. Changes may be recommended. *Rates are 50.00 per 1/2hr.
  • What you can expect from me...
    Mentor Minded Coaching! Mentoring you through the hiring process is important to me. I stay with you along the way. Certified Interview Preparation & Strategy Based Interview Coaching: Interview Coaching is based around Professional Interview Standards and Experience : My professionally developed methods over the last 10 years have been extremely successful in seeing literally 100's of Firefighter candidates across Canada achieve their ultimate goals. Coaching methods are based with the Panels Perspective as well as the Candidates Perspective in Mind. Having been on the panel as a hiring manager, I understand both sides of the table. Each member of the panel has a certain expectation of the candidate, be it Fire Chief, HR or a Union rep. Preparing Properly Within a Holistic Approach: Understand how to bring YOU to the table. Helping YOU understand the interview process and how to articulate YOUR personal values, skills and experience that relates to the profession. You are not just another candidate - your uniqueness needs to show it self within the interview!!! Understanding how the panel grades your interview performance: Understanding that the employer has certain buying motivators they are looking for and what your job is in answering the panels questions properly so they can do their job in giving you maximum deserved points. At the completion of the meeting, you will receive an information package to take home: The post session information is designed to help you stay on track in preparation of your upcoming interview. Although there are no requirements, based your interview experience and desire to be fully prepared, follow up sessions at a 15% discount are optional closer to the actual interview date. The 1.5hrs session includes training on fully understanding the Formal Behavioural Interview: This includes structures such as the S.T.A.R. format and how it relates to you while answering specific types of questions such as Behavioural / Competency Based Questions, Situational Questions and General type Questions. THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THINKING YOUR PREPARED VS KNOWING YOUR PREPARED
  • Office Location
    In office Interview Coaching: We are located in the suburbs of Vancouver BC. South Surrey Area. Please Contact us for specific location....
  • What if I'm located far away from you?
    Paul is available to meet candidates in person, however it’s very common that this is not possible due to distance. Zoom works exceptionally well. If a video meeting is scheduled, you will receive needed documents for the meeting by email two days prior.
  • What if I need a specialized resume built or edited?
    We offer a full professional cover letter and resume service. Each city or corporation we deal with has various specifics or required expectations of resumes. Rates start at $250.00 and go as high as $350.00 based on time, plus 5% GST. PLEASE DO NOT DELAY IN GETTING YOUR RESUME BUILDING REQUEST TO US..
What can I expect and how much does it cost
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