I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at City of Calgary in November 2013.
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I have a interview on Nov. 15th 2013 regarding to the position of Process Procedure & Report Analyst with Public Safety Communications department. At the beginning of the interview, the interviewer introduce that all the behavioral questions are following the STAR (Situation, task, action, and rebuilt) format. Your answer will be filled under each of the STAR section. In addition, you have a chance to skip the question but you have to get back to it at the end.
Remember to phrase all your examples in the STAR format.
Interview Question – What make you satisfy and dissatisfy in your work? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at City of Calgary in October 2013.
Interview Details – Applied over their online site and was called in for an interview. Team interview of the hiring manager, subordinate and HR rep. They pretty strictly follow the STARS approach, (situation, task, action, result), and don't concern themselves too much with discussion of previous roles. Received an offer one week after interview and accepted as was.
Interview Question – "Tell me about an occasion where you were leading a project and part way through something change and you were unable to achieve the deliverables." Answer Question
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I applied online - interviewed at City of Calgary in August 2013.
Interview Details – Initial call came a few of days after the competition closed. Called for a test on Friday and wrote it on Monday. They said if I passed I would be called for an interview in a week and a half or so. Was called the very next day to set up an interview. The interview was scheduled a week and a half later. Did not feel I did well at the interview and am sure I will not be getting an offer, but sensed definite age discrimination too. (I am an older person) By the end of the interview I knew they were not interested because of the hints they dropped about "we've interviewed 20 people already", "it's a very demanding job". They were very polite of course, but you can read between the lines.
Interview Question –
What company policy or procedure did you NOT agree with and didn't want to follow?
What was an example of when you DIDN"T pay attention to detail and what happened? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at City of Calgary in September 2012.
Interview Details – There are 3 steps, an initial interview of 5 minutes, and then an aptitude test, and then finally a formal interview. The first interview is to evaluate if the person has the basic qualifications, and what are the basic motivations for taking on the job. The aptitude test involves evaluating a number of emergency and non-emergency calls, typing in the details to the emergency and non-emergency authorities and to show proper judgement. If they pass this, they are required to fill out a long form involving past criminal, drug and alcohol history. The final interview is to see if the person has the right mindset by evaluating their past activities in past jobs on how fit they would be in the position. If this is done, the last candidate is then run through a police check, drug tests, and 6 week training period.
Interview Question – Give a good example of an emergency or problem that was solved using ingenuity without breaking any laws. View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at City of Calgary in July 2012.
Interview Details – Began with overview of resume and relating skills relevant to the job. Afterwards there were several behavioural questions to gauge if I was competent. Overall it was an hour interview process and I received a call back in a week with an offer.
Interview Question – Explain a time where you had to deal with a client who was not happy with a service that you provided. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at City of Calgary in April 2012.
Interview Details – The city took a long time to contact me regarding if I was getting an interview. Alas, I got one. The interview itself was very intimidating. There were two components 1) Panel Interview and 2) demonstration. The Panel interviewers were calming and respectful, they primarily asked behavioral questions, and probably lasted 20-30 minutes. Once that was complete, I was required to lead a game (as that is what the position would require). This was done with one interviewer and 6-10 other job candidates. Overall the interview process was long. But I can't complain because it turned out to be worth it!
Interview Question – Tell us a time where you made a bad decision. How did you go about fixing your mistake? What were the repercussions and what have you learned from that experience? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at City of Calgary in October 2011.
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Online application process is quite simple and straight forward... the job descriptions are detailed. There is even a way to track applications online, but unfortunately that is only helpful if someone updates the information!
About a month after my application, I was phoned by the hiring manager to go to an interview. The interview was set up for the next day which was very good. That hasn't always been my experience!
Three people including the hiring manager were at the interview and they had specific information about the city and the position which was basically read to me. Then they asked the questions that they had been told to ask. I gather that is to more easily differentiate between the candidates.
As they wanted to hire somebody quickly, I was told I would know if I was successful within TWO weeks. Since I had to drop off some extra information they wanted from me which was still in the mail for the interview, I called three days after the interview to make sure of where to drop off the information. At that time I was told not to bother as I had not been successful.
Although I would like to work for the City, and find that the main building seems to be full of happy people, I didn't really get that impression at this other office - and it was a huge maze!
Interview Question – Will you feel comfortable working here? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at City of Calgary in January 2011.
Interview Details – Apply online, phone interview confirmation , then phone interview
The process took a day - interviewed at City of Calgary in July 2010.
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It lasted for an hour. Interviewed by project manager and technical team lead (management system analysist). Most of the questions are behavior questions such as:
* what do you do when you have technical difficulty?
* do you do multi-tasking?
I used cases in my experience to answer how I would handle the situations. When talking about the cases I also got the chance to express my technical skill and positive attitude.
Interview Question – What will you do if you encounter a technical issue that you don't know how to solve and you don't have anybody to ask? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at City of Calgary in May 2010.
Interview Details – The interveiw process was very organized from the 1st stage. I spoke over the phone with the hiring manager who asked some detailed questions about my background and experience. The second and final phase was a panel interview where the questioning was direct and pointed towards my skill. The questioning also focused on situational areas of what I would do if I were presented with a particular problem or situation.
Interview Question – What do you see yourself doing in 5 years time, within or outside the role? Answer Question
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