The Oral Psychological Interview – How to Succeed

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The Oral Psychological Interview – How to Succeed

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

You should go into your Oral Psychological Evaluation with the expectation that it will be very stressful. If fact, this challenging environment is done by design. You must realize that you are applying for one of the most important and stressful jobs, with many unforeseen problems that can and will arise. You MUST be ready, willing and able to handle them in a quick, calm and professional manner. Your Evaluator will be making the determination as to whether or not you are capable of handling the daily challenges 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 asks 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, please contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.




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