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Getting an Interview
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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Government of Alberta (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in August 2015.
Three member panel - HR Consultant, two from the department which I applied (one was the manager). Manager described the department and briefly the role, and was mostly the one to ask questions. I felt that after a few questions they were not interested or bored as the interview was dry and dull (I started to hear crickets) and it went downhill from there as I was starting to feel uncomfortable. There was no rephrasing or questioning to try to engage more in the interview. I felt that they had already made a decision and I was a HRDC requirement. It works both ways as I would be working with these people as well. I hope other departments and future interviews will be more engaging.
- Situational and behavioural. Knowledge of the department, experience. 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Government of Alberta (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in July 2015.
three person panel interview including EPS and Human services. the panel was focused on three areas including knowledge of criminal code as well as all legislation used by children services. The questions were based on previous experience as well as understanding working partnerships and using new interview tools and techniques. The application was open to all current employees and then brought to interview 5 workers
- past experience in working with police and children services in the same environment and understanding the legislation both organizations had Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Government of Alberta (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in March 2015.
This was a standard government interview process for a management position. The job ad stated the desired skills and qualifications, as well as a description of the role. To be screened in for an interview, you must demonstrate you possess the required competencies, years of experience, etc. My experience was in a different subject area but many of these skills were transferrable: developing relationships with partners and stakeholders, etc. It was a standard panel interview with reps from HR, the direct supervisor (Exec Director) and a Director from another program area. The interview questions were primarily experiential-based: give examples of X, tell us how you did Y.
- Give us an example of time you worked with stakeholders to improve a business process. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Government of Alberta (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in October 2014.
standard 2 person interview, they are the team lead. There is no HR attend the interview. Questions are mostly about behaviour questions. The interviewer are taken note most of the time, there is some follow up questions as well
- Discuss a situation when different point of view arise? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Government of Alberta (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in September 2014.
Standard two people interview. Asked a series of standard questions. Typically they will ask about your skill set and ask some follow up questions specific to one of your ability. A few technical question, generally easy unless you have no idea about that particular field. In which case just be honest about it. The interviewers are friendly, they are not from the HR department but are researchers working on the project as well. Total interview time is about 40-50 minutes.
- What are your strengths and how are they related to this position Answer Question
- How do you debug a program Answer Question
- How would you write a program such that it's easier for other people to maintain it Answer Question
- What do you think about the .NET framework Answer Question
- Describe what a modern view controller is Answer Question
- Share you experience on web development or database design Answer Question
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- What would you do if you were unable to work on a computer, for example, a power shortage Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Government of Alberta (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in August 2014.
Applied online. Got an email around 1.5 weeks later to schedule for interview. It seems that there is little flexibility for candidates to choose the date, as you are only given choice of morning or afternoon for a specific date. Interview was fairly straightforward, and interviewers were professional. There was a written component which asked me to provide suggestion to a response letter for the Ministry. Didn't hear back for 3 weeks after interview, but emailed them for feedbacks and got a call a few days later saying the position was filled, along with a bit of feedback from the interview.
- What is project management to you? Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Government of Alberta (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in May 2014.
Over the phone interview due to location by two people, one overseeing the project as well as a senior analyst who would also be working on the project and overseeing it. Questions about skill set as well as previous projects and level of experience. Gave a description of the job and asked more or less what part of it I would be most interested in. They gave an initial interview and then responded promptly the next week after they have finished doing interviews.
- There were very few technical questions Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Government of Alberta in May 2014.
Submitted resume online. Didn't hear back for about three weeks but that is pretty normal for government. Got an email saying that I would be sent a writing assignment the following week and have one hour to complete it and email it back. Fairly simple policy recommendation paper, max one page. Got a phone call for an interview two weeks later. Was a panel of four people. Mostly pretty basic behavioural questions. A few resume specific questions.
- The usual behavioural interview questions. One rather specific question about why are you interested in the policy of sustainable resources and development. With a little research, not too bad to answer. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Government of Alberta.
in-person or telephone interview dependent upon place of residence, followed by a written component. Subsequent records checks required as well as proof of enrollment with governing professional body.
- scenario questions wherein child protection concern is identified and interviewee is asked to provide response as to course of action that should be taken in the situation. Answer Question
I did not negotiate my salary at the time but suggest that others do so.
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Government of Alberta (Edmonton, AB (Canada)).
This was for the 16-month Policy internship Program where you rotate between two departments. Started first-round interviews in October, second-round interviews in November and received offer in mid-December. Position started Jan 4.
- Nothing out of the ordinary, basic behavioural questions with the need to provide some concrete examples of how you achieved certain projects. Immediately after the first-round interview, you write an hour-long written test on a policy issue. Answer Question
No negotiation. I was hired right out of school. Generally in the GOA, it is difficult to negotiate unless you have many years of experience/education. They will follow the compensation grid which is publicly available. For these intern positions, it is Program Services 1.
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