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Buck_HRA said:Above statements need to be corrected as they are not entirely accurate.
If you're applying for a position like Infantry (Edit Note: I ONLY use Infantry because there is no civilian equivalent, so previous job experience doesn't help or hinder on the ability to be an Infanteer] , then no your employment has no bearing on the position. However part of the interview process is determining if you'd be a good fit for a position.
Assume the 3 people below are all applying for either Human Resource Admin or Financial Services Admin:
1) Take someone that has Office Administration in College and has been working in a Large Office doing payroll, etc for a large company. They are assigned a score during the interview process.
2) Now lets take someone that has Office Administration in College but no work experience. They are also assigned a score during the interview process, but not as high of a score.
3) Finally lets take someone fresh out of high school with no work experience. They are are also given a score but no where near as high as #1 or #2.
Now comes the important part; there is only 1 position is remaining and all 3 score roughly the same on the CFAT & TSD - which one of those 3 do you think the offer will goto? It will be #1 based on the interview score.
The above information isn't to scare you, it's to manage your expectations. Part of joining the CAF is like any other job, there's an interview process. And stating the CAF "needs bodies", last year there was over 40,000 applications for 4,000 (approx) positions.
Buck is definitely the expert here, so this should be taken as gospel.
Buck, do you know how much volunteer work affects your application? Is it considered during your interview or application process in a way that affects your merit list position? Asking because I'm genuinely curious..I listed volunteer work on mine but unsure if it changes anything.