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National Research Council Canada Interview Questions

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    It can be a long process. First you should go to their web site and find a "sponsor." There will be research descriptions for available sponsors. DO YOUR RESEARCH FIRST. Pick one that will be a good mutally fit. The work should sound interesting to you and your skills should align with thier goals. Next, contact the sponsor and if they have mutual interest you put together a proposal. The proposal is then graded and if you get a high enough score you are selected.

    Interview Questions

    • The proposal review is a blind review. It is hard to predict what will get a good or bad score, but be sure that everything is in the proper format.   Answer Question

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    Technical Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at National Research Council Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    I received the interview email about two months after I applied online. The interview was planned for more than a month later! They said it is going to be Technical and Behavioural questions. They sent me the behavioural questions 24hour before the interview. Four persons were present in the interview room. One of them was from HR. They had printed the questions before and there was a copy in front of me and interviewers. They read the questions in turns like robots. When I was answering, they never interrupted me nor asked any detail questions. They seemed to be not interested whatsoever in a way that I could not tell which of them is the HR!! They did not ask for the references either.
    Now, two months is passed and I have not heard from them yet, they are not even responding to my emails and phone calls. Very frustrating!

    It is absolutely unprofessional to not respond after the interview. Can you imagine what it’s like to work for a place that spends a significant amount of time to interview yet not follow up?
    This demonstrates ignorance and likely a very chaotic environment that treats employees like crap! very childish!

    Do not ignore your job applicants like a 19 year old girl avoiding texts from a dude. Own the rejection, and we will too.

    One positive note – I dodged a bullet.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioural question:  Has there ever been a time when you were able to use an idea or resource from another discipline to help solve a problem in your area?   Answer Question
    • Behavioural question: How do you keep in touch with clients throughout the duration of projects?   Answer Question
    • Behavioural question: Provide an example of a time when you had to consult with others before making a decision.   Answer Question
    • Behavioural question: How do you determine whether you are successful in your work?   Answer Question

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at National Research Council Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    On-line submission of resume, telephone interview, on-site interview, paper work, oral offer.
    For the telephone interview, I talked about my research to two persons from NRC. For on-site interview, I was invited to give a talk at NRC, Ottawa.

    Interview Questions


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    Summer Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at National Research Council Canada in March 2015.

    Interview

    Reviewed my resume. Asked more details about the projects that I had done and had mentioned in my resume. Talked about their project. Talked about my status in Canada and when I will finish my program.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked more details about the projects that I had done and had mentioned in my resume.   Answer Question

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    Procurement Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at National Research Council Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online, got an email went to test and interview. Then they send you to a worspace and ask you to write an exam, which is WOrd and Excel. Another Exam is given and it's more of the job description.make sure to read and study the technical experience section.


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    Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montréal-Nord, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at National Research Council Canada (Montréal-Nord, QC (Canada)) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Standard in person interview with a big focus on technical questions. Very little focus on behavioral competencies. Researchers at the institute and HR were present. Everyone was asked the same set of questions and the panel wrote everything down as I answered.

    Interview Questions


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    Summer Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at National Research Council Canada.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview. The questions asked were very basic and straightforward to see whether your knowledge learnt from school is in line with the job posted.

    Interview Questions


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    Project Officer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at National Research Council Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Resume review with HR, email exchanges, 3 hour written exam testing basic knowledge and creativity, telephone discussions, panel interview testing past experience and including a formal presentation (preparation time to be considered), reference and security checks, drafting and review of a statement of professional development document to determine salary starting point, salary negotiations; lengthy, demanding and intensive process

    Interview Questions

    • Asked to give examples of past experiences that relate to the job specifications   Answer Question

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    Technical Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at National Research Council Canada in October 2010.

    Interview

    i did not doing good on the skill test, the model of equipment for the test is a one i have never seen before. i

    so be prepared for everything, maybe ask details before th einterview.

    Interview Questions

    • can you intriduce your self, and why you applied this position.   Answer Question

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    Research Support and Applications Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at National Research Council Canada (Moncton, NB (Canada)) in June 2009.

    Interview

    I applied for the position in Feb., the interview took place in June. It was done via video conference using ooVoo software. There were four people from NRC: 1 HR, the hiring manager and 2 would be co-workers. It was a behavioural interview: they took turns asking questions. They would not elaborate on any question. I could answer it however I wanted, but they would not engage in any kind of dialog about the question or my answer. When I said my answer was complete, they went to the next question.

    The email I received from the HR person said up front that it would be a behavioural interview and recommended that I prepare. Very good advice. But no indication of how to go about it. Google is your friend. Don't just read the sample questions you find. Select a broad sample of them and actually _write_ out your answers. This will force you to clarify your thinking.

    Interview Questions

    • how would you design an application for birdwatching?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    unwilling to relocate to Moncton


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