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United Nations
Policy Advisor was asked...June 19, 2018

What makes you the best qualified candidate for the job

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Experience and dedication Loyalty and respect for any job

Self determination and the urge to to learn new things, experience and expertise in what I do Less

Creative thinking is vital for any policy analyst when creating new ideas and reviewing current ones. As a team lead in my Social Issues Policy Shop team at Our National Conversation, the importance of writing and brainstorming is vital Less

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Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand
Policy Advisor was asked...September 17, 2020

Describe an ambiguous situation and how you dealt with it

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I was presenting to an audience that were predominately Māori, and it wasn't long before I realised that not all understood te reo Māori. . To appease the situation I immediately changed my delivered and presented in English and Māori. Less

Describe the situation relevant to me and discussed the actions i took, the the result of those actions Less

The Law Society

Can you tell us about something you think should be regulated (as the policy role was for regulatory affairs)

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I messed up on this question but the rest of the interview went well and the employees were very polite when nervous. Less

First question When was the last time you were happy Another question Wnat doesnt killyou make you stronger. Do you agree

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I babbled incoherently. Needless to say I didnt get the job. Not a single question about the EU! ( i have a background in EU studies. I came out thinking the EU officials will make mincemeat out of this lot. Less

Property Council of Australia

What does advocacy work mean to you?

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Advocacy is one of the main parts of the organisation, thankfully I had read up on it on the website the night before. I would recommend that. Less

Communities & Local Government

Behaviour - Working together Interview question - Tell me about a time you worked together. And how did you manage working with difficult stakeholders (along these line) Behaviour - Managing a quality service Tell us about a time you managed a quality service.

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I used the STAR method. Was clear and concise about each point.

Cabinet Office UK

Tell me about a time that you have shown strategic vision.

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It's a great shame they take so long to send results

Government of Canada

How I can contribute to the organization. Addressed specific questions about skills. Tested knowledge about government processes such as finance, procurement.

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Civil Service United Kingdom

Would people in your life say you are trustworthy?

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Maastricht University
Policy Advisor was asked...September 26, 2019

How often are you willing to travel?

1 Answers

I travel quite frequently to many countries.

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