Careers: Example of Training Excerpt

Straight from the CFE Training Books

They say that the best way to get insight on the something is to get it straight from the horse’s mouth. So that being said, here is what the Common Final Evaluation (CFE) trainers have to say about the CFE.

‘Have an approach to case writing to help manage stress. By focusing on one step at a time, the unmanageable becomes manageable.’

‘To succeed on the CFE you have to learn to be okay with demonstrating competence, not perfection. It’s important to understand that you don’t need to know everything about everything and you don’t have to address every issue. Depth always trumps breadth, so it’s better to respond to important issues well, instead of all issues poorly.‘

‘When you get lost in the exam, remember to find the requireds. This helps to adapt to unusual scenarios by slowing your process and forcing you to think instead of writing before you have an attack strategy.’

‘Self-discipline is completely under your control. You can’t make up time on the next case, or compensate for a weak effort. You have to develop a constant awareness of time, so think rationally about arriving on time and staying with the herd.’

‘More than 80% of unsuccessful candidates missed directed requireds, causing failure 78% of the time and contributing to failure every time. Read every required paragraph twice and then double check your outline to make sure you captured every aspect of every required and did not paraphrase away the meaning.’

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