Firefighter Job Coaching

Being a firefighter may be the dream of many school children, but the reality is it may never be anything more than a dream. To say that getting recruited to this Emergency Service is challenging is an understatement. Joanna has extensive experience with recruitment and promotion processes and is aware of the the challenges involved in both.

Apart from the sheer competition for places, the multi-staged recruitment processes can take several months to complete. Candidates need to demonstrate intellectual aptitude, excellent verbal and written communication, physical health and fitness and possess a robust application. Then in addition to this, without exceptional interviewing skills, applicants will be eliminated from the process. Higher Goals will best prepare you for these hurdles.

Application Support: A well-crafted, comprehensive and compelling resume is essential when applying for any job; the fire and rescue services are no different. Whether you are applying to enter a brigade or applying for a promotion, Higher Goals will use this session to upskill you in writing your own CV and cover letter ensuring that you address the key selection criteria to give you the best chance of standing out. (1.5 hours – $195)

Group Assessment Preparation: Fire services typically run this element of the recruitment process to assess your communication and interpersonal skills; including public speaking, problem-solving within a team and writing ability. Higher Goals will provide you with the relevant information on how you need to best perform on the day.  (1.5 hours – $195)

Interview Coaching: After completing the initial assessments the selection interview can be an unexpected hurdle. Remember, this process is designed to expose your vulnerabilities. Interview coaching is an opportunity to prepare for this challenging stage so you can present robust responses with detailed examples highlighting your skills and achievements in front of the panel. (1.5 hours – $195)

Mock Interview: Our clients regularly tell us that the mock interview session was the key to their successful interview performance. Simulating the interview environment allows you to practice your responses and have them evaluated by a professional. Together we will ensure that you are answering questions in their entirety and choosing the best examples following the STAR methodology. It’s also a great way to build confidence in your ability to perform under pressure. (1.5 hours – $195)