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30 Correction Officer Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
| Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
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Why do you want a position as a correction officer?

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    Why do you want a position as a correction officer?

      The interviewer would like to understand why this career path interests you. If you have been a correction officer for many years, this can be a simple answer. If you are new to the career, then you can talk a little bit about what attracted you to the industry, to begin with.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I was attracted to a career as a correction officer for a variety of reasons. My father was a correction officer and, as a child, I recall seeing him come home in his uniform and showing a sense of pride. His job was to protect. After I left the military, I decided that a career as a correction officer would be the most natural and positive transition for me."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I started my education in Criminology because I initially wanted to become a police officer. When I was in post-secondary studies, I learned more about the career path of a correction officer. I prefer the idea of working with inmates rather than being a street cop."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I have been a correction officer for six years now, and I love my job. Every day is a new challenge, and I feel like I am making a difference in the lives of others. This is a career path that I will be following for years to come."

      Anonymous Answer

      "I believe this would be an amazing opportunity to get into law enforcement. I love everything about it. What excites me the most is that no two days will be the same."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Try to dig a bit deeper than variety in the workplace, showing the interviewer that you have a solid reason for being there, and for staying long-term.

      "I want this position as a correction officer because every day is a new challenge. It's important to me that I impact the lives of others, helping inmates to get on the right path. I see myself in this fulfilling career for many years to come."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I want to make a positive impact on people going through one of the worse times of their lives."

      Rachelle's Answer

      This answer is a good start! Try expanding on your answer even further. In this guide, I teach job seekers how to answer a question such as, 'Why do you want this job?' (This question is just a rephrase of that classic interview question): https://www.mockquestions.com/articles/How to Answer 5 of The Most Common Interview Questions/

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