22-07-2012, 19:17   #541
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 Is the marking scheme out of 1000???
They couldn't be, because there wasn't the same amount of questions for each test

 22-07-2012, 20:35 #542 Knucklebreaker Registered User   Join Date: May 2009 Posts: 45 What if the number of questions was divided by 1000. Then each correct answer represents an equal mark, thus giving a mark out of a 1000. 1000 is simply a guess. Food for thought.
 22-07-2012, 21:29 #543 goldie fish Registered User   Join Date: Feb 2009 Posts: 2,501 Well, I was gonna tell you how it works, but as swimfan has decided he is smarter than me, and the mods smacked me for snapping at him, you'll never know.
23-07-2012, 14:58   #544
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 Knucklebreaker What if the number of questions was divided by 1000. Then each correct answer represents an equal mark, thus giving a mark out of a 1000. 1000 is simply a guess. Food for thought.
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 goldie fish Well, I was gonna tell you how it works, but as swimfan has decided he is smarter than me, and the mods smacked me for snapping at him, you'll never know.
Don't take this the wrong way but, nobody cares. Its over and done with. Lets all focus on the interviews and help each other

 23-07-2012, 15:43 #545 Knucklebreaker Registered User   Join Date: May 2009 Posts: 45 Very true.
 23-07-2012, 16:00 #546 Brad Pittman Registered User   Join Date: Jun 2012 Posts: 54 So who had there interviews so far? And how did ye do? I've mine tomorrow morning in Cork for the Navy. I've been looking over the Navy, and I got a DVD with practice questions and answer's. I'm a little worried at this stage to learn to much, and learn off answers to questions. Just in case I stuck if I forget something, and I want to be seen as having a bit of passion for it, and not look like someone who has just memorised answers. So does anybody have any advice? or did ye get any questions that ye didnt expect? or couldn't answer?
 23-07-2012, 16:37 #547 ruserious Registered User     Join Date: Feb 2011 Posts: 104 Just be yourself and do not bullsh1t.
 23-07-2012, 18:09 #548 Mop93 Registered User   Join Date: Jul 2012 Posts: 25 I had my interview for defense forces on Friday afternoon and i believe it went well hopefully it was good enough Main thing to do is to be confident and always keep eye contact with your interviewers make sure you have practiced answering questions with friends or family. Know why you want to join have prepared answers but honest answers and research about motivation,teamwork and working under pressure and have decent examples for all of them and you should be grand. Also if you do sports throw that in that will really help. Do not worry about it their really nice mine where anyways so hopefully you'll be as lucky and hey worst case scenario its practice for other jobs Good luck
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23-07-2012, 18:37   #549
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 I had my interview for defense forces on Friday afternoon and i believe it went well hopefully it was good enough Main thing to do is to be confident and always keep eye contact with your interviewers make sure you have practiced answering questions with friends or family. Know why you want to join have prepared answers but honest answers and research about motivation,teamwork and working under pressure and have decent examples for all of them and you should be grand. Also if you do sports throw that in that will really help. Do not worry about it their really nice mine where anyways so hopefully you'll be as lucky and hey worst case scenario its practice for other jobs Good luck
Thank you

 23-07-2012, 19:58 #550 Mop93 Registered User   Join Date: Jul 2012 Posts: 25 No problem peoples let me know how you get on.
 24-07-2012, 11:07 #551 pcul2005 Registered User   Join Date: Jul 2005 Location: Balbriggan, Dublin. Posts: 15 Does anybody know when the training will commence for successful candidates? I know its September but just wondering when, start or end or if anybody heard any general dates...interviews still ongoing and with background checks and medicals, etc is likely to be later than Sept??
24-07-2012, 16:00   #553
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 Does anybody know when the training will commence for successful candidates? I know its September but just wondering when, start or end or if anybody heard any general dates...interviews still ongoing and with background checks and medicals, etc is likely to be later than Sept??
I'm confused as well. I was told be the panel interviewing me that the results will be out within two weeks, and that training will commence in late October/early November. The person in the manpower office said that they will be out by next Wednesday, and Training will begin in late September/early October.

24-07-2012, 16:27   #554
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 Originally Posted by Brad Pittman I did get a trick question. Which was "What does an able seaman do?". I'm pretty sure I got this one right. I said that it depends on the Branch they are in. Especially since there are four different branches. I then spoke about the different branches.
You could have included that an Able Seaman is expected to be proficient in their role. They could have meant Able Seaman as a rate in the Executive Branch rather than an AB which is what I'm sure you thought you were being asked. You could have then went onto describe the executive branch.

24-07-2012, 16:52   #555
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 They could have meant Able Seaman as a rate in the Executive Branch rather than an AB which is what I'm sure you thought you were being asked. You could have then went onto describe the executive branch.
What does this mean....?
And what exactly does an Able Seaman do....?