Anonymous asked: Are you still joining the Military?
I am yes :) just waiting on my medical records of my wrist and waiting out the minimum reapplication time they set me… only 4 mths left and I can hopefully continue my application :)
Anonymous asked: Have you heard of theIastmedia com? i heard Brandy and like Urban used them for stuff
Sorry can’t say I’ve heard of that… How is that relevant to me?
Anonymous asked: Hi, Just wondering what they do in the Medical Assessment? Like what tests they do? Thanks! :)
Are you asking about the initial one that is done at the YOU session?…
It is very basic. Merely questions. You do a vision (color perception) test first. Height and weight. And then they go through the questionnaire and follow up on the answers. For example, if you got sick…they ask what happened and how were you treated.
What medication you are currently on. And any existing conditions you may have.
I’m not too sure about the medical assessment later on in the recruitment process. My understanding is that it is more thorough, you may be required to strip down into your under clothes, or provide certain samples (urine and all). This is just going from my managers experience when she was recruited which was years ago though :)
I hope this helps :) sorry if I’m not much of help. But good luck in your application!!
It’s been great having someone at work who was ex military! My manager joined the army straight out of high school. It’s been great being able to chat with her about everything. Of course there are things she can’t talk about but just hearing her experiences in applying, her medical appeals (gives me hope for my upcoming second appeal) and how she feels about it all.
Of course she didn’t just try to sell me the positives! She also told me about the negatives that she felt from it. Her main point was to be ready… Because some things she experienced will stay with her for the rest of her life.
She’s been pushing me hard lately, trying to keep me on my feet and making sure I fully understand the roles I’m applying for…
It’s great having that constant challenge in the back of my mind. But what’s even better is how no matter how much she pushes me I know it’s cos she’s getting me ready for the career I’ve chosen.
So I wanted to put it out there. Is there anyone who is willing to just share what it means to be in the military? I want to hear what personal opinions are (anons are welcome).
I understand that personal opinions differ but it’d be great to hear from everyone.
Anonymous asked: Hello,I am having my YOU session on Tuesday and I was wondering if you could help me with a few questions. Is the aptitude and the maths test all multiple choice? What will I have to study maths wise? I broke my hand 8 years ago, I haven't had any problems with it since the surgery and I play sport all the time without pain. Do you think I will get any grief from the medical staff? Are they in desperate need of women in the ADF? Any tips for the day? Thanks in advance.
Hey there :)
Tuesday… thats great!.. Firstly everything is multiple choice. I’m not sure about the specialised tests but the general one that everyone takes is multiple choice in 2 parts.
First part is just basically general aptitude and the second is math. If you are stressed about the math component, my one suggestion is KNOW YOUR TRIGONOMETRY!! Quite a number of questions contain them. But also know your long division and ensure you can quickly calculate on a pen and paper in a short amount of time.
If you ever get stuck on a question… DO NOT WAIT! after a minute, just guess it. You have a 25% chance of getting it right, over not finishing on the actual test.
Both tests are timed. They are designed to be completed within the time limit with barely enough time remaining. I completed all of my general aptitude with 3 minutes to spare and did not even finish the math component at all. Given that though my results still came out really well and I’m happy with them.
In relation to your arm, unfortunately i can’t give a clear indication of whether you will have the same issues as me. My arm was broken 11 years ago and i have had no issues with it since its original incident either.
The main grief i think you may get is just a request for all your medical records in relation to the arm, and an orthopedic surgeons report to declare your arm healthy. Which is what my process was.
I however failed to submit my actual medical reports, I was a little too naive to think that they wouldnt need it, so that’s the main reason why I am currently going through my second appeal. Given that though, my current work manager is ex military and she went through the same medical appeal process too, she said that once her hospital records were received she had no other troubles at all.
In terms of women in the army… from what I was told by my careers counselor was that women only make around 10% of the army, and yes they are extremely keen for more women in the army (or defence force itself), however remember you still have to go through the exact same process as everyone else. They are keen for the best! They won’t settle for anything less, they have extremely high standards.
My best advice, because they have extremely high standards, BE CONFIDENT. But best of all be yourself. Don’t act all fake, but also don’t come unprepared. Try and prepare your answers before hand, make sure you have the support of your family and friends (because that was one of the questions I was asked constantly)
On the day you’ll sign in, have a short introduction, do your tests and basically sit back and wait for a counselor to come see you. You will also do a prelim medical with a nurse too, a basic color perception test as well. Expect the day to be up to 4 hours… i was there from 9-2pm
Do look sharp as well. It is not a formal interview or anything, but first impressions always count. ALSO. Bring EVERYTHING. it’ll make it easier so they don’t have to wait and delay your recruitment by waiting for your school records or ID’s and all.
You’ll also get a chance to speak to women in the force directly and ask them questions about being in the military.
Research, research, research.
Why do you want to be there?
What do you think it means to serve in the ADF?
Are you prepared to be stationed anywhere around the world/country?
Are you prepared to carry a weapon where necessary?
Are you prepared to follow/lead a unit should you be deployed in hostile territory?
Sorry I know I’ve written a lot. But i hope it can give you some help for your application. Basically my main tips are
-> Never leave a question unanswered in your test
-> trigonometry!!! yes i swear i had about 8 questions on trig that I had to guess cos i hate math!
-> Look sharp, look smart, look confident and be yourself
-> Ask ask ask,… dont be afraid to ask.. you’ll be there for hours, there are officers and soldiers walking around left right and centre, ask away. You’ll be surprised as to how much you can learn from them.