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Nov 01

Eating To Win (or lose) at Your Board

After a few weeks of overindulging and a lack of exercise, I’ve been feeling pretty sluggish and maybe not as mentally ‘sharp’ as usual (although many I know would argue that’s never the case). And, looking at the bselectedpolice twitter feed, it its clear to me that often officers’ diets... read more →
Oct 11

Police Promotion – Keep It Simple

Take a look at the definition of simplicity below:     The contradiction here though is simplicity is not simple. Keeping or making things simple is hard – it’s much easier to do what you have always done. Making things simple takes commitment and energy to do and complexity can... read more →
Oct 06

Help Me! Managing Promotion Stress. A few Tips.

A promotion process can never be said to be a relaxing time. Even the best prepared candidates will have a degree of stress as they face their process and, for many, it can be completely debilitating. I’ve spoken to numerous candidates over the years who have pulled out of a... read more →
Sep 27

The 3 Pillars of Promotion Success

At bselectedpolice we have been delivering expert coaching on how to smash your promotion and selection processes for over 9 years (and for over 20 years in a corporate environment). It’s fair to say we know what we are doing. Over the years we have refined our message and way... read more →
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Mar 25

Forward Facing Questions – Are You Having a Meltdown?

Forward facing or situational questions are becoming ever more popular in police promotion processes with lots of forces now including them either as the only question type used or in combination with more ‘traditional’ past facing questions. What are forward facing questions and why are they used? The premise of... read more →
Feb 17

How To Smash A Virtual Interview

More and more forces are moving to running their promotion processes online, so it’s very prudent to consider a few points in your preparation if you are to maximise your chance of success. Like everything in life, and especially for interviews, diligent preparation is key. Here are a few points... read more →
Feb 15

Virtual Masterclasses

I’ve had a few conversations recently about what the bselectedpolice Promotion Success Masterclass consists of and how is it working in the ‘virtual’ world. When the COVID 19 situation began to develop, we decided that our Masterclasses should run virtually over Zoom. We already ran lots of 1:1’s via Zoom... read more →