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  1.  

    Brand Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at City of Ottawa (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Give you 5 minutes to read 3 questions and then you had to answer those questions in 15 min. You were allowed to take notes and but would have to leave them after. Thought I nailed it but I didn't.

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at City of Ottawa.

    Interview

    Long winded. Waited about 4 months total from application to hire. Panel interviews are awkward; zero give and take. Could have just performed a written test since they don't even make eye contact with you or give feedback on questions.

    Interview Questions

    • You're the first crew on scene to a water main break. What are your steps to approaching and handling the scene.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Headguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at City of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in February 2019.

    Interview

    Sit down in a closed room and asked questions. It was a formal interview where they assessed my qualification for the job. Many questions were asked and answered. It was not too hard or stressful, the interviewers were very nice and encouraging. Good interview environment.

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  4.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at City of Ottawa.

    Interview

    In person interview. Asked about some basic technical questions as such was is city's right of way. They asked questions related to city's infrastructure and properties first, and then introduce what they do and what will be your daily tasks. It will be an average interview if you prepared yourself.

    Interview Questions

    • What public infrastructures consider as city's properties?   Answer Question

  5.  

    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at City of Ottawa.

    Interview

    - attend city-wide skills check off (there are six items, as listed on the City of Ottawa website)
    - meet with specific pools for interview (you can call them, but they may call you if desperate)

    Interview Questions

    • How would you respond to [PR situation, first aid situation, coworker situation]?   Answer Question

  6.  

    Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at City of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    It went well, they were kind and open to questions for clarification. They had questions lined out, point rated basis based on my answer. The office is located in Nepean. Interview was on top floor of the building.

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    Councillor's Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at City of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I was selected through my university coop program. I met with the office manager and then advanced to an interview with the councillor a week later. They were both very friendly and informative. The questions were good, but it is important to research the ward and committees beforehand. I was asked at the end of the interview to look into something specific about the coop process, so expect that and make sure to have a good response email.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle conflict and criticism from constituents?
      Tell me about yourself
      Have you handled social media, constituent cases, phone calls   Answer Question
  8.  

    Co-Op Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at City of Ottawa in October 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was conducted over the phone, with two representatives from the department on the line. Both individuals were good-natured and enjoyable to talk to. Six questions were asked, two of which were technical planning questions and the remainder personality based.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you describe what a minor variance is, and how they are used?   Answer Question

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    Program Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at City of Ottawa.

    Interview

    The process was exhilarating but not too short. There are a lot of certifications and online courses that have to be completed but you dont need them prior to the interview

    Interview Questions

    • What programs/activities would you lead out for the kids   Answer Question

  10.  

    Program Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Sit with you and ask you why you want to work there. They asked why I liked kids and why I wanted to work with them, what my favorite kid-related memory was.

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