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Ottawa Government Job Search

  1. 1. Inwon Lee Procurement Team Leader at Public Works and  Government Services Canada (PWGSC)  Academic Background: Economics (B.A. & M.A.) Accounting (B.Com)
  2. 2. PREPARATION FOR TESTING  AND INTERVIEW (시험과 인터뷰 준비) 1. WHAT TO PREPARE FOR TESTS AND INTERVIEW 2. WHAT TO DO AFTER INTERVIEW
  3. 3. Your résumé Do not forget that your résumé must demonstrates how you meet the requirements.
  4. 4. Your résumé (Continued) Make a clear connection between the job requirements listed on the advertisement and your previous experience. (e.g. use Statement of Merit Criteria)
  5. 5. Applicant testing Most commonly used tests, General Administration Test (GAT), General Competency Test (GCT), Office Skills Test (OST). Information available on the PSC Website:   http://jobs‐emplois.gc.ca
  6. 6. Types of Tests Skill tests: your specific skills, such as typing or welding are assessed Written tests or exercises: your knowledge and/or abilities are assessed Interviews: you could be interviewed by one person and/or a panel Situational questions: how would you handle a given situation? Behaviour-based questions: how did you behave under particular circumstances? Simulation: a real work situation is replicated Presentations: you are asked to make a job-related presentation Role playing: you are asked to play a particular role, such as a supervisor, to show how you interact with others Work samples: you have the opportunity to show examples of your past work Review of performance evaluations: your past performance evaluations could be looked at Reference checks: your references may be contacted to confirm your background
  7. 7. Job Interview 1. What to prepare: Find out organization’s: Mission Statement Mandate Program and Services Organizational chart (e.g. Minister, DM etc)
  8. 8. 2. Your Research for Interview should Include: History of the organization Product or service offered by the organization How many people does the organization employ? What challenges or issues is the department or agency currently facing? What new technologies does the organization use? How does the department or agency relate to the federal government in general? What are the major activities of the organization? Is the organization often in the news? If yes, why? Is the coverage positive or negative? What are the future plans of the organization?
  9. 9. The Interview Itself What to bring?: additional copies of your résumé, a list of references, as well as samples of your recent work (if applicable) Be on time -> Be there early
  10. 10. During the interview Organize your thoughts, either mentally or on a piece of paper, to make sure that you cover all the important points. If you do not understand a question, ask the interviewers to repeat, clarify or rephrase it. Mention all relevant information on the topic. If you definitely do not know the answer to a question, say so. Be brief and to the point. Answer carefully and honestly. Avoid being critical of past jobs and specific people.
  11. 11. After Interview Debriefing:Contact the human resources officer for feedback on how you did at the interview. Ask for specific comments on your performance - both your strong points and what you need to improve. Analyse information regarding deficiencies in your merit or asset criteria, if any, and determine how you can best "fill in the gap". Not successful?: Each interview is a learning experience.

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