Correction Officer Interview

30 Correction Officer Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
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Do you have a role model or mentor?

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  1. 1.

    Do you have a role model or mentor?

      Having a mentor, or role model, shows the interviewer that you are open to gaining personal, and professional, growth.If you do not have a mentor, be prepared to discuss who you would choose as a mentor if you could.

      A mentor can be someone like a leader, motivational speaker, or pastor who you respect. Maybe you listen to a specific podcast or read a particular author's books for personal development.
      Whatever you choose, be sure to display to the interviewer that you are open to continued growth through mentorship.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "My role model is Tony Robbins. I listen to his podcast every morning because I find him motivating and I like his tougher approach. He's taught me the importance of grabbing life by the horns."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "You can answer this question in a more personal way if you wish: "My role model has always been my mother. She has such a level head and sticks to her decisions once they are made. She taught me everything I know about the importance of discipline and also enjoying life."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "One of the most significant role models I have was my supervisor in the state facility which I was first hired. He took me under his wing and taught me best practices that I still implement. He did not bring an ego to work and treated the inmates with empathy and respect as much as possible. I still implement the methods he taught me."

      Anonymous Answer

      "Yes, I do have a mentor. I met him while playing pick up basketball and we had a lot of similarities. After getting to know him, I found out he was in the law enforcement field, so I started doing volunteer services with him and he has been guiding me."

      Rachelle's Answer

      This example is great! I have reworded it a bit, for the sake of clarity.

      "Yes, I do have a mentor. He and I met during a game of pick up basketball. We have a lot of similarities which initially connected us, and I later learned he was in law enforcement. Because of him, I started to volunteer. He has been mentoring me for six months now."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "* My role model has always been my older brother, who has taught me the meaning of duty and is proud to help offenders in his role as a police officer."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It sounds like your brother has played a significant part in your career goals. Can you speak in more detail regarding the lessons that your brother has taught you?

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