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    I worked at National Defence and the Canadian Forces full-time

    Pros

    More opportunity, professional development, and world-wide experience than I ever though possible, particularly when I was 19 years old and thought I knew everything but realized quickly how wrong I was! Excitement, word class training followed by experience in a related field. The opportunity to develop constantly and get promoted at regular intervals in rank, salary, and responsibility is unmatched anywhere in the world. In a world where there still exists job discrimination and pay discrimination based on sex, this is the only true equal opportunity where you are paid according to your qualifications, period.

    Cons

    You must accept that you are not entirely in control of your destiny. Don't fight it, this is actually a good thing. It's hard on families from time to time but the pros far outweigh the cons in every respect.

    Advice to Management

    Better alignment of policies and practices with individual's desires would improve retention rates.

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National Defence and the Canadian Forces Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at National Defence and the Canadian Forces.

    Interview

    There was a aptitude test, physical exam and interview. The aptitude test was conducted on a computer which was quite easy. The physical was also very straight forward and easy. Same with the interview which was quite short. They just go over your application and ask you about it.

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