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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2018, 12:35:33 PM »
Everyone signed up for the info session?
I've heard Pat2 may be changing this time around, so will be interesting to see what they say.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2018, 08:50:53 PM »
Pat2 wonít be changing

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2018, 09:38:37 PM »
Yep, Iíve signed up for the info session. I too have heard that the PAT2 will have a slight alteration. Hoping to progress through the personality profile this time. Best of luck to everyone!

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2018, 09:45:44 PM »
They were reviewing the pat2. No confirmed changes at this stage.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2018, 12:32:06 PM »
Unfortunately I can't make it to the info sessions. Would anyone mind giving me a summary after they've been? Im really interested in the aptitude testing and how many recruits they are looking to take on.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2018, 12:57:43 PM »
Hey Optimistic, I'm happy to give some insight after the session. :)

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2018, 02:41:06 PM »
Iíve heard 3 or 4 courses a year for next few years. Lots of upcoming retirements.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2018, 02:49:55 PM »
Hey Optimistic, I'm happy to give some insight after the session. :)

Thanks mate i really appreciate that.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2018, 10:52:33 AM »
Heard at work today to check Saturdayís paper for recruitment ad

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2018, 04:20:19 PM »
Just got back from the 1:00 info session, nothing unexpected in there or anything new for people who have gone through the process before, but they did say applications will be opening 9am Monday morning.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2018, 05:42:37 PM »
Did they say how long the applications are open for?

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2018, 08:33:53 PM »
Awesome news
Was there any mention of the written aptitude testing and psych testing? I heard they were going with a different company than they have in the past
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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2018, 08:41:37 PM »
They did say when they close but i can't remember off the top of my head I'm sorry, I think it was open for about 10 days. I did write it down but don't have my notes with me atm.
Everything they said sounded like it was the exact same process as last time re aptitude and psych test, i specifically remember them saying they can access previous results if you have sat it before so i assume its being done through the same company.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2018, 09:13:37 PM »
Yep, same company for the personality profile.
Some key points:
- Recruitment opens Monday 16th for 10 days
- Personality profile results will be valid for 2 years. They will be doing another recruitment drive next year, however if you apply this intake you will not need to reapply. Basically if you donít pass the personality test, you wonít progress or have another chance to reapply for 2 years.
- 300 new Firefighters over the next 5 years. 3 recruit courses each year..
- No 50/50 quota (some interstate services have introduced this)

Pretty much everything that was spoken about is on their website.
Recruitment process, fitness testing etc is the exact same as previous years.

Anyone have any tips for preparing for the personality profile?

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2018, 11:09:42 AM »
I got though the personality profiling last intake, my advice is be honest, answer the first thing that pops into your head, and make sure you pick a side about most questions, don't choose the 50/50 option for every statement.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2018, 01:22:20 PM »
From what I understand, the personality profile can be quite subjective..
I assume having a few ĎneutralĎ answers wouldnít be bad?

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2018, 04:22:52 PM »
From what I understand, the personality profile can be quite subjective..
I assume having a few ĎneutralĎ answers wouldnít be bad?

Word of advice. Donít overthink the personality profiling. Donít try to predict what they are looking for. Itís not subjective, itís just a tool to identify personality traits that are conducive to the role of a firefighter. Itís not the perfect system, but it is the most effective and efficient way of ranking thousands of applicants.

If youíve done the profiling before, be consistent with your answers. Your responses are cross referenced with previous tests. Some of your responses will  change over time as your collect life experience,, but if you said you have never been caught drunk driving and in a previous test you said you did, thatís an obvious red flag that youíre manipulating the result.

Theyíve been predicting a mass exodus of employees for 5 years but itís always in dribs and drabs. There are only so many operational positions they can fill and they will only recruit as numbers demand.  Donít plan your life around 300 firies retiring tomorrow.

Itís the best job in the world so Iíd encourage everyone to have a crack. Just be realistic with the number of positions vs the number of applicants vs competitive field... and donít be a filtered like beater if you donít get in the first few squads.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2018, 05:46:54 PM »
Thanks for the response Left Foot, much appreciated mate.
Really looking forward to giving this process a go. Best of luck to all that try!

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2018, 11:44:44 PM »
Do you guys think not having a HR or MR truck license on your application would have a big affect on your chances?
I know it says itís not compulsory but I wonder if they still look out for it?

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #44 on: July 14, 2018, 07:55:07 AM »
Name calling by a member of Mfs recruitment team. Very professional left foot .....

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #45 on: July 14, 2018, 10:10:28 AM »
You couldnít be further from the truth Beater. The cold air in Gawler seems to have clouded your vision. You just make sure you rug up for todayís day shift and try and get through your SDF. You havenít passed your probation yet.


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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #46 on: July 15, 2018, 01:44:29 PM »
Not a B shifter lefty and never worked at Gawler. Ive had my fun. Im out before i get whoever you think i am a bad name.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #47 on: July 16, 2018, 08:45:16 AM »
@Hodge, I feel you wouldn't be penalised for not having your truck licence, but having would be seen as a positive.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #48 on: July 16, 2018, 09:58:29 AM »
For those that have already put their applications in, did you receive a confirmation email?

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #49 on: July 16, 2018, 02:05:17 PM »
Nah I didn't recieve one

 

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