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2. Write down your dad as your only reference. Indicate that this is a professional reference.
3. Ignore spell check because you know better. Spell "personnel" as "personnelle." Misspell the name of the last place you worked. Don't capitalize anything, even the names of your references. Misuse words, such as stating that you are a "pleasurable" individual rather than "pleasant." Include the name of the four year university you graduated from, so they can be proud of your writing skills.
4. Include the information in your application that you don't want to work on a helitack crew because you "get bored hanging around a helibase". Forget that this is in your application and apply to a helitack crew.
5. Get a copy of the position description and cut and paste the duties in it into your work history, because paraphrasing is really too much work.
6. Say that it isn't OK to contact your previous employers. Because that's not a red flag at all.
7. Discover the fine line between keeping in contact with potential employers and pestering them. Cross it. Multiple times.
8. Badmouth previous supervisors. Say that you want a job on a different crew just because you want to get off your old one. Say that you want a job on the helicopter, but you get motion sickness, so can you just drive the truck all summer?
9. Apply places without doing any research. When called, act bewildered, like you've never heard of the place (because you probably haven't).
10. Include on your application that you are writing a book about your firefighting experiences and that you expect to get some good material from this season. Expect that your potential boss will be overjoyed to be included in your literary efforts.