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Job Interview

Updated on September 4th, 2022
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Competitors will complete the provided application at the end of this document for the supplied job posting, create a one (1) page resume, participate in a five (5) minute interview, and complete a ten (10) minute written multiple choice skills test. The purpose of the Job Interview event is to provide LPSCS students an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to acquire a job from start to finish.

Dress Code

Competitors shall be dressed in official Business Professional attire. (See Policies for more information)


Individuals

Team Limit
1
# Teams per Chapter

Materials

  • Photo Identification qt. 1

    Reference https://tpsa.info/policies for more information

  • Manila Folder qt. 1

    (Name and School written on folder)

  • Printed One Page Factual Resume qt. 1
  • Printed Application qt. 1

Policies

  • Competitors in this event must be active members of the Texas Public Safety Association and in good standing with the Texas Public Safety Association.
  • Competitors must be familiar with and adhere to the Texas Public Safety Association Bylaws and Code of Conduct.
  • Plagiarism, copyright violation and falsification of information are prohibited. Any attempt to gain an unfair advantage will not be tolerated. Violation of the code of conduct or bylaws will result in disqualification and revocation of Texas Public Safety Association membership.
  • The interview is a secret topic. Professional ethics demand that competitors DO NOT discuss or reveal the interview until after the event has concluded. Violation of the ethics rules will result in disqualification and revocation of Texas Public Safety Association membership.
  • Competitors will assume that they meet the minimum requirements for the job posting. This information is the only information that is allowed to be fictional on your resume and application.
  • Resumes must be brought to regional/state conference.
  • Applications must be brought to regional/state conference.
  • The top three (3) competitors with a score above 150pts from each region will advance to state. Three (3) competitors per region is not a requirement, there may be less than three (3) competitors.

Procedures

  1. Before regional conference, competitors will create a typed one (1) page factual resume along with a typed completed application. Competitors will turn in their resume and application to the event moderator. Nothing handwritten will be scored.
  2. Competitor(s)/Team(s) will interview for the job posting at their respective Regional and State conference.
  3. Competitor(s)/Team(s) will report to their respective event when called for or at a set reporting time.
  4. Competitor(s)/Team(s) must check in with event management upon arrival and present photo identification for verification.
  5. Competitor(s)/Team(s) will be directed (by room moderator) into the interview room.
  6. Instructions will be given (by room moderator) to the Competitor(s)/Team(s).
  7. The room moderator will set a timer for five (5) minutes.
  8. When the moderator starts the timer and calls “start”, the interview will begin.
  9. The moderator will call “time” when the five (5) minute timer sounds.
  10. Immediately following the interview Competitor(s)/Team(s) will be directed by event assistants into the Testing room to complete a ten (10) minute test consisting of fifteen (15) questions.
  11. The testing room will have two (2) competitors in the room at a time offset by five (5) minutes. Two (2) timers will be used, one (1) for each competitor.
  12. The testing proctor will set a timer for ten (10) minutes for that competitor.
  13. When the proctor starts the timer and calls “start”, the Competitor(s)/Team(s) may begin testing.
  14. The proctor will call “time” when the ten (10) minute timer sounds.
  15. The competitor will leave the testing room.
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