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SAMFS / Re: Recruitment 2019
« Last post by Johnny82 on September 26, 2019, 03:12:26 PM »
Anyone received an invitation to the PAT1?

I am still waiting to hear mate. Thought about emailing HR but haven’t yet. 
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SAMFS / Re: Recruitment 2019
« Last post by FireyV on September 26, 2019, 11:29:00 AM »
Anyone received an invitation to the PAT1?
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SAMFS / Re: Recruitment 2019
« Last post by canine on September 23, 2019, 01:33:01 PM »
There is also a how much does the test think you are bull shitting score, if its too high U also don't progress
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SAMFS / Re: Recruitment 2019
« Last post by TexMex on September 23, 2019, 10:05:38 AM »
Yeah, who knows how they score it mate. Disappointing yes, but not the end of the world. I would've loved some feedback as well as to what my shortcomings were but try not to get too down about the "what if" side of things.

Two years is definitely a long wait and knowing that if your answers change too much they also flag it doesn't sound too hopeful but I'll keep trying and will eventually get there.
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SAMFS / Re: Recruitment 2019
« Last post by Responder-101 on September 19, 2019, 07:13:53 PM »
I received an email stating that while I achieved a satisfactory result in the cognitive ability assessments, the results from my personality and behavioural assessment has placed me in a position that will not see me progress in this process, and that this result remains valid for 2 years.

I received the same email. What's confusing is that all the "practice" tests gave me excellent suitability scores so I am not really too sure where I went wrong although apparently some of them may flag you if it thinks you're trying to be too perfect, who knows.

I would've liked to know what parts of my behaviour need improvement to work on genuine change for the next time around but I've got two years to figure it out  :-D

All the best to everyone else still going!

I feel the same mate. I made sure not to 'strongly' agree/disagree with anything unless I could back that opinion up in an interview, and only clicked the 'unsure' (or whatever the middle ground option was) 2 or 3 times. I guess the difference is that this test had the MFS on the other side with a very specific profile in mind, and the practice tests are generic.

This is probably the worst phase to 'fail' in, because we have absolutely no idea what went wrong and where to improve, especially when I'm confident that my personality and behaviour traits would be an excellent fit to what was outlined in the position information document. They've always said to answer honestly and don't over think the questions, makes it hard to improve on if you've already done that, the answers in the future test will be exactly the same!

If I could only pass the personality test and get myself in front of an interview panel, then I wouldn't feel so bad about dropping out after I've had a proper chance to explain myself, my experiences, my motives etc.

I've set the date on a 2021 calendar already.
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SAMFS / Re: Recruitment 2019
« Last post by Firie1997 on September 19, 2019, 04:43:14 PM »
Wait you received the same email to do the psych and got one back saying unsuccessful s??  When did you do it and how long did they take to get back to you?
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SAMFS / Re: Recruitment 2019
« Last post by TexMex on September 19, 2019, 04:38:45 PM »
I received an email stating that while I achieved a satisfactory result in the cognitive ability assessments, the results from my personality and behavioural assessment has placed me in a position that will not see me progress in this process, and that this result remains valid for 2 years.

I received the same email. What's confusing is that all the "practice" tests gave me excellent suitability scores so I am not really too sure where I went wrong although apparently some of them may flag you if it thinks you're trying to be too perfect, who knows.

I would've liked to know what parts of my behaviour need improvement to work on genuine change for the next time around but I've got two years to figure it out  :-D

All the best to everyone else still going!
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SAMFS / Re: Recruitment 2019
« Last post by Firie1997 on September 19, 2019, 03:28:04 PM »
 
Received an email last Friday saying this

Dear Applicant
 
Your completed Cognitive Ability Assessment is acknowledged and we advise that you have been successful in achieving a satisfactory result to continue in the process.
 
To aid the MFS in ensuring currency of applicant profiles, we require you to now complete the Online Personality and Behavioural Assessment component.


Did the personality test a few days back now just playing the waiting game.
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SAMFS / Re: Recruitment 2019
« Last post by canine on September 18, 2019, 09:52:39 PM »
Hi guys/girls, I created this account just to let you know I received an unsuccessful email today, and to say thanks to everyone who's posted here and in the 2018 thread (and previous years), it's been good info!

I received an email stating that while I achieved a satisfactory result in the cognitive ability assessments, the results from my personality and behavioural assessment has placed me in a position that will not see me progress in this process, and that this result remains valid for 2 years.

Does anyone have any advice on how to better prepare and complete the personality profiler for 2 years time when I am eligible to re-apply? I'm quite confused as I felt that I answered the ~300 questions honestly and accurately, and my real-world personality/behaviours truly reflects that which the MFS outlined as required on their website. It's a difficult way to fail, as it's not due to lack of effort, skills, abilities, organisation, or fitness, and as we all know, we can't get any feedback from the MFS.

Thanks again everyone, and good luck to those still in the mix, I look forward to hearing about the journey!

The profiling is all.about your risk score. There are  plenty of websites around that have sample questions. However if you improve you profiling too much from one test tomtje next  then this will also see you not progress.
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SAMFS / Re: Recruitment 2019
« Last post by Responder-101 on September 18, 2019, 08:38:23 PM »
Hi guys/girls, I created this account just to let you know I received an unsuccessful email today, and to say thanks to everyone who's posted here and in the 2018 thread (and previous years), it's been good info!

I received an email stating that while I achieved a satisfactory result in the cognitive ability assessments, the results from my personality and behavioural assessment has placed me in a position that will not see me progress in this process, and that this result remains valid for 2 years.

Does anyone have any advice on how to better prepare and complete the personality profiler for 2 years time when I am eligible to re-apply? I'm quite confused as I felt that I answered the ~300 questions honestly and accurately, and my real-world personality/behaviours truly reflects that which the MFS outlined as required on their website. It's a difficult way to fail, as it's not due to lack of effort, skills, abilities, organisation, or fitness, and as we all know, we can't get any feedback from the MFS.

Thanks again everyone, and good luck to those still in the mix, I look forward to hearing about the journey!
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