Correction Officer Interview

30 Correction Officer Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
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Whether you were caught or not, have you ever committed a crime?

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  1. 1.

    Whether you were caught or not, have you ever committed a crime?

      The interviewer wants to put a bit of extra emphasis on the fine line between being a good person and not being caught. This answer should be kept very simple, and 100% honest.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I have never committed a crime. I was raised to be an honest person and to respect other people, their property, and myself."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "If you have committed a crime: "I was a troublemaker in my teen years and was pressured into shoplifting at a gas station when I was 15. I was never caught with it but always felt terrible. When I was older, I went back to that gas station and paid them back."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I have never committed a crime. I have led a sincere life and am proud of the fact. I was raised in a strict home and was lucky enough never to be tempted by drugs or alcohol as a teen."

      Anonymous Answer

      "Unfortunately, I have. Nobody is perfect, but I do learn from my mistakes."

      Rachelle's Answer

      This is very honest; however, I like that you do not disclose too much. I suggest rewording the 'nobody is perfect' phrase as it could sound defensive if read in the wrong tone.

      "Unfortunately I have not been perfect; however, I have learned from my mistakes. I am happy to be on the straight and narrow and look forward to influencing young offenders to turn their life around."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "No, I’ve never committed a crime. I grew up in a strict Caribbean household and was taught to always respect myself and others."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Solid start! When it came to being taught to respect yourself and others, were there any lessons that stood out for you? I see an excellent opportunity for a quick story from childhood, where you learned a valuable lesson.

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