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Taking the Leap into Chiefdom

How To Choose an Agency

There are not as many jobs out there. You may have to apply; hope to land employment; and make the best of the situation. Don't count on the plush police pension of yesteryear.

May 2, 2012

Background Investigations Can Break You

Background Investigations Can Break You

I'm always amazed by the number of applicants who get caught by background investigations. If you think the background investigator will wake up stupid that morning and let you slip through, please think again.

March 12, 2012

How a Regional Hiring Consortium Works

A police hiring consortium affords opportunities for the applicant as well as the department. They're more popular in certain states, so if you have these in your area or location of interest, utilize them to the fullest.

March 5, 2012

How To Stay In the Job Application Game

The real secret for success is to make it as easy as possible for the people handling your application. The more they have to work on your application, the more you'll get noticed (not in a good way). If you can't follow simple directions, play by the rules, and complete simple tasks, the process will weed you out.

February 15, 2012

Job Seeking Realities

It's competitive out there, and I know you want the job. So learn the kinks in the process. Don't fall for them. Instead, work your plan as an intelligent job applicant.

December 27, 2011

Should You Gain Law Enforcement Certification On Your Own?

You may complete the academy, but won't be certified until a law enforcement agency employs you. In some states, this completes the certification process. In others, you'll have to attend additional law enforcement training for completion. Because you haven't been a cop, you may not have received specialized training that requires full law enforcement clearances.

August 29, 2011

Be the Best Job Candidate

Don't lose heart. Finding a way to stand out and rise to the top is the real goal.

April 20, 2010

Oral Interview Tips

Oral Interview Tips

Once you find some questions, practice them in front of someone and make sure to do it aloud. Sitting in your room whispering them will not cut it.

March 18, 2010

Take Charge of Your LE Job Search

Because the market is so competitive, you must try harder and give your best at all times. Treat every application as the most important document you've ever filled out. Slight mistakes, omissions, or sloppiness can result in elimination.

August 31, 2009

Credit History and Job Applications

In this country, we call it a credit history or credit score. I tend to refer to it as your credit reputation, because that is what prospective employers are reading into your credit history.

May 26, 2009

Understanding Hiring Cycles

I fielded a call the other day from a young lad who was preparing to end his tour of service with the military. He wanted to enter law enforcement nearly instantaneously. Hold on; it is not that simple.

February 6, 2009

Background Investigations and Secrets

If you have lived a tawdry past, then you should know that some astute investigator will find out during your background investigation. If you think that you have any disqualifiers in your past, do yourself a favor and do some research.

February 6, 2009

Understand the Rules of Applications

The other day I was discussing the civil service hiring process with my executive assistant, Michelle. She has some noteworthy advice for applicants that all too often they do not heed. Let's see what Michelle has to offer to you.

January 13, 2009

Getting the Application Together

Let's go over what you are going to need to know to apply for a law enforcement job and how to cut down on time, expenses, and headaches.

November 3, 2008