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BradCon said:What do you think deal breakers would be in the interview?
What type of person would be poorly suited for this position?
20hrs a day 7 days a week, balls are you serious?
What in the way of domestic int is done,
ie terrorism on home soil, especially with the 2010 games so close.
Will my desire to be based in the town I live in be taken into consideration?
The QL5A has been revamped from what I gather, When I am asked about what it is I know about the training can I say its a bit of a snafu or would it be best to describe the training prior to decertification?
Thanks for making asking easy
I have never served as one of those interviewers so I cannot say for certain. What I do know, based on what those same guys have told me is that 2/3 of your suitability score is determined before you ever walk in the door. Your civilian level of education and marks, and your CFAT score make up 2/3 of the score. The remaining 1/3 is determined by your performance during the interview.
As for deal breakers, if it were me, imaturity, lack of professionalism, and the inability to speak and respond well to questions would make it tough. Int Ops need to be confident and be able to speak confidently in a room full of brass.
People with lack of initiative, lazy, or just plain dumb would be ill suited for this position, im my opinion.
As for the tempo in Afghanistan. I havent been, I am just telling you what I have been told. Remember, as an Int Op you are not involved in combat, you are not running around on the ground staring the taliban in the eye (for the most part anyway) but there are some very good people out there that are, and they are relying on guys like you to keep them alive with accurate, up to date, timely information and intelligence support. I suspect that the overall tempo is fluid with some parts being as I described and other parts being a little less so, but you need to be prepared for the scenario I illustrated.
Domestic Int is handled by CSIS, RCMP and other government agencies. The only time military intelligence is used domestically is if there is a request for the aid to the civil power. In the case of the Vancouver olympics, such a request has been made and the military is playing a huge role in security. The specific role that Int will play is not something to be discussed here.
No your desire to be based in your home town will not be taken into consideration. Besides, you can always use the good ole need to know. They dont need to know that until after the interview
When you are asked about what you know about the training, tell them what you know about the training, seems simple enough. When there are areas that you dont know, say so and ask the interviewer for more info.