Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Department for Work And Pensions
- Personal Adviser (2)
- Manager (2)
- Senior Content Designer (1)
- Press Officer Environment Agency (1)
- Junior Social Researcher (Summer Placement) (1)
- Department for Work and Pensions (1)
- Administrative Assistant (1)
- Solution Architect (1)
- Executive Officer (1)
- Consultant (1)
- Call Agent (1)
- Business Analyst (1)
Personal Adviser Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Department for Work And Pensions (Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)) in April 2011.
Competency based online application. Quite difficult in the sense that this is very time consuming and word count is limited so fully read the civil service competencies before completing your application. The job role will tell you the competencies they are looking for i.e. delivering at pace, leading and communication etc. After competency based online application I was invited to a skills test where I completed numeracy and verbal reasoning tests. After this I recieved a face to face interview in front of two member of staff and had to list my 3 choices of local offices that I was able to work in. I was not guaranteed to get the closest office to my home address - travelling was an expectation but reasonable as sufficient public transport if you dont drive.
- Can you give me an example of a time that you went the extra mile for your customer? What do you think your weaknesses are? Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for Department for Work And Pensions
Personal Adviser InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Department for Work And Pensions (Liverpool, England (UK)) in April 2008.
Multiple choice assessment questionnaire, literacy and numeracy tests followed by interview, lots of forms to be filled regarding health, CRB check, employment history etc.
- Very detailed job specification was available prior to interview, which allowed for good preparation, quite a formulaic interview Answer Question