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Department of National Defense Interview Questions

Updated Jul 15, 2014
Updated Jul 15, 2014
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    Instrumentation Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There was written test followed by interview. The competition was limited to internal personnel only so no external personnel were allowed to apply. The written competition was very much field related .. nothing to terribly difficult. There were generic questions on instrumentation such as RTD types and charcteristics, questions on Data logging and loop testing.

    Interview Questions
    • What jobs have you worked on in the past that you did not achieve a successful result?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    CR4 Qualified Pool Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 10+ monthsinterviewed at Department of National Defense.

    Interview Details

    Application submission, phone interview, written exam, language evaluation, in-person interview, pool qualification, informal interviews

    Interview Questions
    • Questions within the application process were of normal difficulty. The hardest part is to have your resume match the job description so that it passes pre-selection. Automated systems check resumes and if the content doesn't match enough, your application gets rejected even before someone looks at it.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Public Service... no negotiating
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Department of National Defense in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very structured and regimented, designed for 18-19 year old recruits

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer elsewhere

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Artillery Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Department of National Defense in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    attending information sessions, choice of military trade, one on one interview with an recruiting officer, panel interview, interview with commanding officer of the regiment, physical and medical test, aptitude test and background check.

    Interview Questions
    • why choosing to be an officer rather than a member?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Logistics Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Department of National Defense in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Application form, aptitude test a series of interviews wiith Military Career Counsellors and a medical along with a background check is required. The medical can be quite lengthy and may include repeat visits with family Doctors recommendations.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how you deal with stressful situations. Provide an example of a stressful situation that you have faced along with the outcome.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There are set salaries for ranks upon entry, there is no opportunity for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Industrial Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Department of National Defense in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview, then a face-to-face with a group of individuals and 2 weeks later an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Give specific situation task acion and results of production system problems at your last employment.   View Answer
    • What are your strengths and weaknesses?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Not enough money for the city the offer was for.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Policy Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Department of National Defense in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    Very rigorous. Behavioral interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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