I wanted to reach out to you and inform you that I passed my Secret Service Interview! You were spot on with the 8 law enforcement factors that helped shape my stories. Thanks to your coaching, the interview was easy!
I walked in confident and telling myself, “you’ve got this, be yourself and don’t wear the military mask!” My stories were right in line with what they were asking and the 5 points you assisted with easily answered the “tell me about yourself” type question. I only had to slightly morph one story, but it was an easy transition and I made it work.
To anyone reading this, I can attest to the great product you’ll receive from Carole Martin while pursuing your dream job in law enforcement. Listen to her feedback and apply it! The biggest piece of advice Carole mentioned to me was to be myself! BE YOURSELF, BE YOURSELF and BE YOURSELF! I showed my human side and not my military side and at one point I had the agents laughing at me based on some of the stories I talked about. I was able to easily connect with the agents through my stories and show them I am not a robot, but a man with similar goals.
For those candidates without a military/police background, do not be intimated. Your experience, no matter what industry you are representing is just as if not more valid then those candidates with a military/police background. Again, do not be afraid to show yourself and your experiences! Have fun with the interview and relax!
Carole, thank you again for your assistance and help the past few weeks, especially given the short turnaround from the time I was notified when my interview was scheduled. I will most definitely be recommending you and passing your name on to a few of my friends who want to pursue this kind of work.