Field Force Rep. Interview Tips

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  1. westpoint2018

    westpoint2018 New Member

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    Hello,
    I am interviewing with my FFR in the next couple days and am wondering if anybody has any tips for me to be successful in the interview. Thank you for your help!
     
  2. tug_boat

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    Interview...

    Congrats with your interview....your FFR will look at applicants from high schools he is assinged. The online information he is given will reflect who has been moving forward in the proccess from the information has. The FFR background is a volunteer who may be a parent, ROTC grad, WP grad. In other words they are volunteers with a wide background but are willing to help.

    When they come to your home and conduct an interview they want to know who you are and what motivates you. Big interview killers, you mom and dad do most of the talking, they want to hear from you. They want to meet your family but mostly interested in you. Dress nicely, don't be in shorts and a tank top. Have a shirt with a collar and slacks and oddly wear shoes. Have cold beverages and maybe a plate of cookies. But it will be casual and want to understand who you are, what is your motivation, and your plans. Don't be afraid to ask what else can I do to make myself more competitive and how competitive is your congressperson slate is.

    Get tho know your FFR, they will be a great source of info in the future.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  3. soccmomer

    soccmomer Member

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    Do all of the FFR's set up interviews with their applicants? Or is this optional for them? And, does it always take place in the applicant's home?
     
  4. GoBlue1984

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    It all depends. Every candidate will be interviewed. For my DS, that occurred at SLE the summer before. I've heard of others who had a FFR interview over the phone.

    My DS did get to know his FFR; he exchanged emails with him prior to SLE as he had application questions, and then eventually met him face to face at an academy information night. By the fall, our FFR was very comfortable with my DS, his goals, and aspirations.

    In our case, the FFR has never stepped into our home.
     
  5. 18'er

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    I note on the USNA portal that there is a spot where you can see that the BGO interview has/has not been completed. I do not see a similar icon on the USMA portal. I interviewed with my FFR before my portal even opened and he said he would "write it up" and submit it. How do I know that Admissions received it? Not saying he wouldn't do what he said he would do, just that there's no way for me to see that that "step" is complete.
     
  6. tug_boat

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    FFR contact

    FFRs are given access to those students who have started the application process. There are a number of progress steps in completing the application. When an applicant has completed certain amount of the process, like say 80 percent, then FFR will be excited to know someone is truly interested. Someone who opens an application and has only completed his name and address is probably and an applicant who is not serious or going to any further and the FFR will not waste his time.

    Don't be discouraged if you do not receive confirmation on submitted information. It has been received and recorded. They will even note phone conversations and your RC can observe this.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  7. MemberLG

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    I think you meant not every candidate.
     

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