Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Helpful (1)No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Statistics Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in March 2014.
3 Interviewers, one hour interview and one hour written test. They gave me a list of questions and 1/2 hour to prepare for it and after that. They asked questions and also asked me to present answers with examples of my former working or programming experience. Actually, we spent one and half hour to finish the interview. Finally, I was asked to do a written test. Questions in the written test is quiet straightforward and easy. like programming skills like OO programming and database like sql.
- Just basic questions on programming like OO programming and database like sql. Answer Question
Helpful (2)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Statistics Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in June 2013.
Went through co-op, got interview, met on campus.
- Asked about amortization of a newly purchased asset, where it goes : ie: balance sheet less amortization, amortization expense on income sheet and retained earnings on balance sheet go down Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Too many other options
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 8+ months – interviewed at Statistics Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in January 2008.
Consisted of a memo and oral exam. Exam contained combination of technical and non-technical questions to evaluate knowledge and suitability. Interview was conducted by a panel of 3 interviewers who took notes. Questions were standardized to all applicants and graded on a scale to determine eligibility.
- There were questions pertaining to how to calculate a critical path using a PERT chart, as well as questions on the differences between PERT charts and GANTT charts. Answer Question