Procurement Team Leader at Public Works and
Government Services Canada (PWGSC)
Economics (B.A. & M.A.)
PREPARATION FOR TESTING
(시험과 인터뷰 준비)
1. WHAT TO PREPARE FOR TESTS AND
2. WHAT TO DO AFTER INTERVIEW
Do not forget that your résumé must
demonstrates how you meet the
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)
Most commonly used tests,
General Administration Test (GAT),
General Competency Test (GCT),
Office Skills Test (OST).
Information available on the PSC Website:
Types of Tests
Skill tests: your specific skills, such as typing or welding are
Written tests or exercises: your knowledge and/or abilities are
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
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
Review of performance evaluations: your past performance
evaluations could be looked at
Reference checks: your references may be contacted to confirm
1. What to prepare:
Find out organization’s:
Program and Services
Organizational chart (e.g. Minister, DM etc)
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?
The Interview Itself
What to bring?:
additional copies of your résumé, a list of
references, as well as samples of your recent work
Be on time -> Be there early
During the interview
Organize your thoughts, either mentally or on a piece
of paper, to make sure that you cover all the important
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,
Be brief and to the point.
Answer carefully and honestly.
Avoid being critical of past jobs and specific people.
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