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The Interview



The interview process is imperative to your success in any job, especially for those requiring higher education and working with other people on a daily basis. As a parole or probation officer you will be expected to act, look and speak professionally. Listed below are some suggestions to practice for making your interview process a success.


You can prepare by:

  • Rehearse answering potential questions.
  • Get a haircut and be clean-shaven.
  • Dress to impress. Wear a dark suit with a subtle tie.
  • Don't use any strong colognes or perfumes.
  • Be on time.
  • Act enthusiastic and smile when greeted.
  • Be completely honest.
  • Bring multiple copies of your resume (1 for each interviewer)
  • Ask the interviewers 2-3 questions, it shows that you maintain enthusiasm and interest in the job.
  • Make sure your car is clean, inside and out, some places check your car to see if you are a neat/organized person.


Potential Interview Questions

  1. Why do you want a career in law enforcement?
  2. What makes you a suitable candidate to become a probation officer?
  3. What character qualities are most important to you?
  4. What is your greatest weaknesses?
  5. Give me an example of a conflict you were involved with and how you took care of it.
  6. Tells us about your military experience (if applicable). 
  7. Do you drink alcohol?
  8. Do you smoke?
  9. Have you used any kind of illicit drugs?
  10. Do you have any kind of medical condition that we should know about?
  11. How many driving record?
  12. What are your goals?
  13. Tell me why you are honorable.
  14. Do you work well with people? Give me an example.
  15. Do you consider yourself a leader? Give me an example of a time you exemplified good leadership.
  16. If we offered you a job when would you be able to start?

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