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How to Master the Oral Interview

The oral psychological interview is a make-or-break moment in the appeal process. This post will provide valuable insights on how to succeed in the interview, ensuring you leave a lasting positive impression.

Candidates should go into their Oral Psychological Evaluation with the expectation that it will be very stressful. This challenging environment is not by accident, Candidates must realize that they are applying for one of the most important and stressful jobs, with many unforeseen problems that can and will arise. They MUST be ready, willing and able to handle these challenges in a quick, calm and professional manner.  Your Evaluator will be making the determination  as to whether you are capable of handling the daily stressors Police Officers face. This is based on many factors, including body language, attitude and your responses to different questions and situations. You must be prepared both physically and mentally for your Oral Psychological Evaluation.

Helpful Tips for the Interview

  • Arrive Promptly
  • Dress Appropriately
  • Have a Good Attitude

When meeting with the Oral Psychological Interview Evaluator (smile, address them by name, speak firmly and clearly, maintain eye contact, extend your hand to offer a firm handshake and when invited to sit, be sure to sit upright, not slouching). Moreover, NEVER let your Evaluator see you frustrated, angry or crying for any reason at any time. This is all part of the evaluation process to “test” your capabilities for the job. Remember you are on a job interview, and it is your attitude, body language and responses that are being evaluated. You should present yourself as if you are already a Police Officer if you would like the Evaluator to see you as one. Finally, keep your answers short and sweet, unless your Evaluator requests you to do otherwise.

If you failed your NYPD Psychological Evaluation or have been disqualified for any reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.

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-How to Master the Oral Interview