Hardest part of the recruiting process?

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Hardest part of the recruiting process?

Postby crimematic » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:04 pm

What is the hardest part of the recruiting process?
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Re: Hardest part of the recruiting process?

Postby meathead1 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:11 pm

Getting hired.
When things get bad, I take comfort in knowing they could always be worse.
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Re: Hardest part of the recruiting process?

Postby recceguy » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:03 am

meathead1 wrote:Getting hired.


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Re: Hardest part of the recruiting process?

Postby Lights » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:12 am

ats was a pain
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Re: Hardest part of the recruiting process?

Postby Chambo » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:22 pm

Not hired by a PD yet but I haven't been overly stressed about any of the stages so far to be honest.

Hardest part when I got hired by my current agency was just the waiting aspect. Knowing when I should give notice, and trying to get my then employer to allow me the time off to complete each step as it was very fast.
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Re: Hardest part of the recruiting process?

Postby Toonces » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:50 pm

The waiting.
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Re: Hardest part of the recruiting process?

Postby basketcase » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:46 pm

Resisting the temptation to come to blue line to ask how smoking weed will affect my pending interview and background checks.
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Re: Hardest part of the recruiting process?

Postby Tango5 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:08 pm

basketcase wrote:Resisting the temptation to come to blue line to ask how smoking weed will affect my pending interview and background checks.


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Re: Hardest part of the recruiting process?

Postby Lights » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:24 pm

hahahaha
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Re: Hardest part of the recruiting process?

Postby GPZ » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:17 pm

Working hard, getting hopes up, getting gonged, feeling like crap, getting back up, working hard, getting hopes up, getting gonged, feeling like crap, getting back up....

you get the picture.

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Re: Hardest part of the recruiting process?

Postby Respond Wayne » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:24 pm

Having applied for civilian positions within a certain Service...

I would say waiting during the background stage, knowing that you have a squeaky clean record... but getting the dreaded "thanks but no thanks" letter in the mail... and having no clue why, and not being able to find out why... :(
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Re: Hardest part of the recruiting process?

Postby casg11 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:34 pm

Every part is hard, nothing comes easy. Although, easiest part for me has been the PARE and PREP. Piece of cake.

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Re: Hardest part of the recruiting process?

Postby misterheman » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:25 am

GPZ wrote:Working hard, getting hopes up, getting gonged, feeling like crap, getting back up, working hard, getting hopes up, getting gonged, feeling like crap, getting back up....

you get the picture.


Ditto,,
Although round 3 is proving to be a better.
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Re: Hardest part of the recruiting process?

Postby Chambo » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:26 am

misterheman wrote:
GPZ wrote:Working hard, getting hopes up, getting gonged, feeling like crap, getting back up, working hard, getting hopes up, getting gonged, feeling like crap, getting back up....

you get the picture.


Ditto,,
Although round 3 is proving to be a better.


Double Ditto, getting the gong sucks. But if you really want it, take some time to yourself and try again.
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Re: Hardest part of the recruiting process?

Postby PHB » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:45 pm

misterheman wrote:
GPZ wrote:Working hard, getting hopes up, getting gonged, feeling like crap, getting back up, working hard, getting hopes up, getting gonged, feeling like crap, getting back up....

you get the picture.


Ditto,,
Although round 3 is proving to be a better.



This was tough for me. When the vast majority of my buddies were hired and I was the last one waiting out a spot at Depot. Waiting was hard also. Not knowing what was going on and not having any control over the situation.
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