Beginning Your Career With A Fire Science Degree
So you have graduated with your degree in Fire Science, but where do you go from here? The following will guide you through your next steps.
Focus On Your Fire Science Resume And Cover Letter
If you specifically went into Fire Science, it is safe to say that you have a clear idea of the career you want. Whether you want to be a firefighter, fire inspector, fire chief, or anything in between, your next step is to get your resume together if you haven’t already done so.
Your school may offer services that will help you perfect your Fire Science resume. It also wouldn’t hurt to invest in a service that specializes in making your resume stand out from the rest.
Once you are happy with your Fire Science resume, begin working on your cover letter. Here, you will elaborate on your resume regarding your experience and why you would be a good fit for the position. The tricky thing with cover letters is that they should be customized according to each company.
After you are pleased with your resume and cover letter, it is suggested that you show it to several people to get their opinions and then you can make any changes and start sending them out.
Interviewing For A Fire Science Position
Once you get a response to your resume, take into consideration who the company is and what they are about. You can never do too much research before going for an interview. Make yourself knowledgeable on the company and think about some questions that might be asked so you can answer them accordingly.
This is not to say that you should customize your answers so you are telling the interviewer what he/she wants to hear, but your answers will come out more clearly if you are aware of the background on the company.
If you know anyone who works at the company, make it a point to ask him/her what the interview process was like and what types of questions were asked.
Are you excited to begin the career you worked so hard for?