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Home Office Interview Questions

Updated Jun 8, 2017
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  1.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    The interviewer went through set of questions from question bank and expected all keywords from the answer sheet he had. He wouldn't move on unless he got all the keywords.

    Interview Questions


  2. Helpful (1)  

    Decision Maker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bootle, Merseyside, North West England, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Home Office (Bootle, Merseyside, North West England, England (UK)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Long winded application process and gruelling interview carried out by two people. They seemed nice as pie initially, then became quite intimidating and very pressing during the interview. I felt like I was being interrogated at certain points - not a nice feeling.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (6)  

    Executive Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Croydon, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Home Office (Croydon, England (UK)) in September 2016.

    Interview

    You need to first fill in a application form. This has five different competency questions on it. You need to answer these based on the tips and hints that the candidate information pack gives you. Each answer is marked and the candidates with the highest marks proceed to the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview questions are all about the competencies. You must have an example ready for each. The interviewers allowed me to have my notes to refer to - as long as I was not directly reading out of the notes.

      I had prepared answers for the "Leading and Communicating" competency, and mainly focused giving an example on leadership. However, during the interview I found that they wanted to know more about how I communicated. So do prepare answers for both parts of the competency.

      In addition, they also may ask how you supported someone else in making a decision. So have an answer prepared for this as well.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There isn't much room for team work in the role, which you may want to consider when taking on this role.


  4. Helpful (2)  

    Administrative Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Home Office (Manchester, England (UK)) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Panel interview with senior members of the team recruiting.

    Exactly same competency questions as application form were asked. Need to ensure you know your answers confidently if you get such an interview.

    Interviewers were friendly and asked further questions if answer lacked detail required for their marking.

    I found it a shame that no further questions on suitability for the role or why you want it were asked. Previous experience and qualifications were also of no interest to the interviewers.

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  5. Helpful (1)  

    Asylum Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Croydon, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Home Office (Croydon, England (UK)) in July 2016.

    Interview

    It took about 2 months to get an interview - but once arrived two people at the board panel didn't ask me why I applied for this role or any of my interests. No ice breaker questions but panel were extremely friendly. Whole interview process lasted around 30-45 mins.

    Interview Questions

    • they asked the same questions that were on the application. So look on the CS learning to see what score they rated your answer to the question and build from that if it was just satisfactory. Also at the end make sure you ask questions about the role, development and training. Also any other questions which you may find helpful like how long it will take to hear back.   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Asylum Decision Caseworker and Operational Settlement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Croydon, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Home Office (Croydon, England (UK)) in May 2016.

    Interview

    It's full racism and whether the management likes you. The interview is biased as its done by the team leader who if they don't like you then you no way getting into the home office.

    Interview Questions

    • The same competency based questions as the application.   2 Answers

  7. Helpful (2)  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sheffield, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Home Office (Sheffield, England (UK)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    A panel, a requirements gathering exercise, questions around experience. Didn't seem to be competence based as much as I thought. The interview took place in January 2016, its now June 2016, and still I haven't heard anything regarding a decision or feedback. Not good.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about the organisation, digital strategy, skills and experience   Answer Question
  8.  

    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Home Office (London, England (UK)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Friendly discussion on experience and core competencies covering employment in the Civil Service. 2-person interview panel comprising Hiring Manager and another senior manager from the area in which you will be working. Went into reasonable depth on CV and asked questions directly relevant to experience. Lasted approx one hour, conducted in a professional manner.

    Interview Questions

    • Use of different project management methodologies and examples where you employed them   Answer Question

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    Executive Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Home Office (Sheffield, England (UK)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process is very long winded and drawn out, for the salary offered it was very cumbersome. The application form is long winded and out of date. The length of time to hear back from the application to see if you had been successful for an interview. The sifting criteria was very strict. If you were good at writing application forms it was great, but not very realistic in the work place.

    Interview Questions

    • They used competency based questions   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not able to negotiate.


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    Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh (India)
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Home Office (Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh (India)).

    Interview

    office and work are interview

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    self defence


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