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Department of National Defense Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Logistics Officer Interview

Logistics Officer
Halifax, NS (Canada)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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 Question – 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

Neutral Experience

Instrumentation Technologist Interview

Instrumentation Technologist

Interviewed at Department of National Defense

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 Question – What jobs have you worked on in the past that you did not achieve a successful result?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

CR4 Qualified Pool Interview

CR4 Qualified Pool
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 10 months - interviewed at Department of National Defense.

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

Interview Question – 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

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Artillery Officer Interview

Artillery Officer

I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed 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 Question – why choosing to be an officer rather than a member?   View Answer


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Officer Interview

Officer
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Department of National Defense in May 2012.

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

Interview Question – None, the exam and interviews were relatively simple   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Better offer elsewhere


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Policy Officer Interview

Policy Officer

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Department of National Defense in July 2008.

Interview Details – Very rigorous. Behavioral interview.

Interview Question – na   View Answer


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Industrial Specialist Interview

Industrial Specialist

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed 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

Reason for Declining – Not enough money for the city the offer was for.

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