While Test Ready Pro prides itself on being able to help you prep for your CFAT exam unlike any other prep center, we do realize there is a lot more that goes into becoming a member of the Canadian Forces than just passing this exam. While you may be ready to go as far as your test is concerned, we want you to feel confident and comfortable in every aspect of your journey to becoming a Canadian Forces Recruit. In this post, we are going to take a deeper look at some more of the aspects will play into you accomplishing your dream. Continue reading below to learn more.
Don’t Underestimate the Importance of the Physical Fitness Test
Your physical fitness is going to play a large role throughout your career as a Canadian Forces member. This is simply part of the process that you cannot run from. Don’t think for a second that because you were able to do 30 push ups in a row when you were younger, means you don’t have to practice to ensure that you can do them now. You should also make sure that you know how to properly do a push up as the wrong form will only lead to you having to do more than was originally asked of you. And while you might think that being short one or two push ups couldn’t possibly end your chances of being a part of the Canadian Forces, you would be wrong. Even if you scored a perfect score on your exam, nailed your interview and made it through medical without a single issue, something as seemingly small as not being able to do one more push up could send you home.
Additionally, it is important to remember not to settle when it comes to your times. If you have to do 19 push ups, do 30 instead. If you need to be able to run a certain distance in a certain amount of time, make sure you have a minute or two on the times of the other recruits. Even being a few seconds faster could mean you become a recruit over someone else.
Lastly, be sure that you wear gym clothes for your physical fitness test. For some reason, some potential recruits think that their street clothes are fine to take their physical fitness test in. We are here to tell you right now, this will not do you any favors. If you want to do the best you can, you’re going to need to be able to move easily and freely.
Taking The CFAT (Canadian Forces Aptitude Test)
Much of the time, people think that the Canadian Forces Aptitude Test is going to be a breeze to pass. While this might be true for those of you who have prepared with the materials provided by Test Ready Pro, this isn’t true for everyone. In fact, it is extremely common for those who have taken the test to talk about how much harder it was than they expected once they are done with it. Plain and simple, there are going to be tricky questions, words you have never heard in your life, and on top of it all, you’re going to be timed. If you want to be sure you are going to pass with flying colors, you’re going to need the help of our CFAT test prep materials.
How To Ace Your Interview
One of the worst things you can do as someone who is hoping to become a recruit for the Canadian Forces is not prep for your interview. We would suggest that you treat this like any other job interview. Wear a professional outfit, like a nice suit, if you have one. If not, a button down and a tie will do just fine as well.
You will also want to practice your interview several times. Have your friends or family help you to practice by asking you different questions that you would commonly have to answer in a job interview. This will help you to feel more confident and comfortable when you have to go in for your true interview with a Canadian Forces recruiter.
Dealing With A Recruiter
Recruiters see a lot of people when they are trying to find the very best people to join the Canadian Forces. This often means that they are answering the same questions time and time again. This means you need to be intentional about the questions you ask and how often you are contacting the recruiter. You don’t want to be an annoyance. At the same time, you should do what you can to stand out and be memorable in a positive way. The goal is to get the recruiter to remember your face and name in a positive way.
The Importance of Remaining Humble
If there is one more piece of advice we can give to help you to achieve your goal of becoming a Canadian Forces recruit, it would be to stay humble. Too many potential recruits get too cocky before they are even sure they are going to be accepted as a member of the Canadian Forces and it undoubtedly backfires. This will often lead to no offer to become an official recruit. Work hard, keep your eye on the prize, and get one step closer to your ultimate goal with the help of CFAT prep materials from Test Ready Pro.