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Updated Mar 31, 2014
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Manager Interview

Manager
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at IDA.

Interview Details – Wrote in online and was contacted by the internal HR team within 2 weeks. Had a casual conversation over the phone and was shortly contacted for a formal interview in a week. Had to fill up a long form and met hiring manager in the first interview. 2nd interview in another 2 weeks time and met the director of the division.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for IDA, a government body?   Answer Question

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Pharmacy Student Interview

Pharmacy Student
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at IDA in March 2011.

Interview Details – Very simple hand in resume in store. But have to do extensive follow up to make sure they consider you. They too busy most times to think about it. Email, call, even visit to remind them.

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Am Interview

Am
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at IDA in November 2012.

Interview Details – Intial communication was with HR . Later there a a group interview anda presentation

Interview Question – Unexpected Qiestion : Will there be a conflict of interest in doing this job   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not very open for negotiation

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Applications Project Manager Interview

Applications Project Manager
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at IDA in March 2013.

Interview Details – The call up was fast. 1 day after application. The panel interview was scheduled 2 weeks from the phone interview.
There was no follow up after the panel interview.

Interview Question – Not much technical questions   Answer Question

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Manager Interview

Manager
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at IDA in September 2010.

Interview Details – Minimum 2 group interview sessions. Related work experience for the role and exposure to Government related protocols desired.

Interview Question – Why do you want to be a Public servant and what makes you still it is suited for you?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The salary is limited in relation to the grade advertised.

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Consultant Interview

Consultant

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IDA.

Interview Details – First an interview with the external recruiter. Then an interview with the internal HR, followed by another session with the hiring manager.

Interview Question – How long would it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our organisation?   Answer Question

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Consultant Interview

Consultant
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at IDA in January 2013.

Interview Details – A site manager/director will request HR for a head count. Once approved, he (or she) will request HR for candidates or propose referrals. He will then interview the candidate and propose this person to HR. HR is free to reject at any stage.

Reason for Declining – Dodgy pay structure and "mandatory" contract position (in place of probation).

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Entry Level Marketing Gradute Interview

Entry Level Marketing Gradute
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at IDA in January 2011.

Interview Details – Late evening phonecall to go to interview 48 hours later. Interview consisted of aptitude tests, a group case study interview and an hour long in-depth interview which was pretty standardised

Interview Question – Which irish company would you choose to start exporting internationally and why   Answer Question

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Manager Interview

Manager

The process took 3 days - interviewed at IDA.

Interview Details – Telephone interview was fast and basically asking why u want to leave the job and are u comfortable w the scope but i have forgot what is the scope and they will call u back again

Interview Question – why u want to leave the job   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – it is a contract postion

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IT Consultant Interview

IT Consultant

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at IDA in July 2011.

Interview Details – The interview process can be tiring. There are two rounds of interviews and each round got two interviewers. There were also questionnaire to be completed prior to the interview session. Best to have referral for better chance. The interview session lasted about an hour each.

Interview Question – Why do you decide to left your current job?   Answer Question

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