Nomination Interview

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  1. simpson15

    simpson15 Psalm 144:1

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    I have my Academy nomination interview tomorrow and I am super nervous. :eek3: Is there any advice that anyone can offer? :help: I just really want to do a good job on this interview. Thank you.

    -Sarah
     
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    some advice

    Just answer honestly and be yourself. If you are asked a question, and there are multiple "interviewers" make eye contact with all of them as you answer; instead of only looking at the person that asked. Don't worry if you are caught off gaurd by a question. Just think about it and come up with an honest answer.
     
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    Ive had a bunch of board interview in the past month or so for CAP( Civil Air Patrol), so I know how unfun they can be sometimes. What helps is instead of sayin “ummm” “sooooo” “like” “kinda” and most things like that, if you are thinking it is better to do so quietly. Also be confident!

    An answer that isn’t perfect, but sincere is WAY better than a canned one! I can’t stress that enough. Be yourself, and you will be fine!

    Good luck:thumb:
     
  4. SouthernFalcon

    SouthernFalcon Class of 2015

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    Don't rush to answer! It looks better if you think a couple of seconds and compose yourself rather than stumble over words. Also, watch out for tough questions! My interviewers asked how I would handle being a minority (as a woman), and how would I handle those few that despise women in the military. They won't hesitate to ask semi-personal questions, and don't be afraid to take a risk. they don't want a cookie-cutter answer, they won't a "real" person. Good luck! I just recieved my appoinment, so maybe I'll see you in June :thumb:
     
  5. simpson15

    simpson15 Psalm 144:1

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    Thank you for all that. I'm just doing the breathing part now. And nonverbal pauses. I'm really crossing my fingers for this nomination. This is all my mom wants me to do and its something that I have wanted for a long time. Well, wish me luck! :redface:

    -Sarah
     
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    simpson15 Psalm 144:1

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    I went to Tivy High School this morning for the interview. It was a lot less tense thean i thought it would be. Thank you for the advice. It really helped me prepare my thoughts and just breathe. :)
     
  7. Melosh3

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    Would that be Kerville-Tivy high school? We played them this year (I am from LT)

    What district are you in in Texas?

    Good luck with the application!
     
  8. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Make sure to dress appropriately. Young ladies and gentlemen should not wear jeans or knit shirts. "Business" attire comes to mind, though I am afraid to say it after seeing guys in jeans and sweatshirts in the offices lately. As a mother, I would have my daughter in a conservative suit and blouse (no mini skirt) with conservative shoes ( no strappy sandals, no sneakers).

    Young men should wear a suit or at least a sport coat if you have one. And wear a tie - and not your talking fish tie, or your Bugs Bunny tie. No sneakers.

    Grooming should be akin to what you might do for a job interview, for a job you REALLY want.

    Practice speaking before a mirror, practice speaking before a teacher, a parent, any adult.
     
  9. simpson15

    simpson15 Psalm 144:1

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    Yes I went to Tivy High School in Kerville and what is LT?
    I'm in the 21st Congressional District.
    Thank you. :)
    I decided to wear my JROTC uniform. It felt like it was the most business-like attire that i have.
     
  10. Melosh3

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    LT is a high school (Lake Travis High School), we play Tivy pretty often, and go against their band even more often then that

    I personally feel like you shouldn't wear a JROTC uniform, I understand it looks really nice, but I always feel like they are trying to say something about themselves, even if they aren't (no offense to you that you did)

    That's just my opinion though, I do wear a suit on a weekly basis so it has never been much of a problem for me :D
     

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