Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Graduate Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Australian Bureau of Statistics in June 2011.
Interview Details – Applied online through their website, application included fairly easy questionnaire with answers found on the site. Followed up by a phone interview (few technical questions but mostly a personality assessment, goals & motivation etc) then a group assessment day with group and solo activities. Group assessment day was with applications for all streams.
Interview Question – How to find a specific statistic in the catalogues. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation available, maybe because they had to assist with moving me interstate.
IT Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Australian Bureau of Statistics in September 2011.
Interview Details – Skill communication
Interview Question – Team skills for project View Answer
Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Australian Bureau of Statistics in October 2009.
Interview Details – Usual interview questions eg 'tell me about a time when you had to use your judgement'. But took ages to hear back, even when it turned out I was successful.
Interview Question – competency based interviews. (eg give situation / examples of times when performed tasks or achieved outcomes using certain skills) Answer Question