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Discussion in 'The Den' started by danielcan, Nov 18, 2007.
Good luck. Stay calm and take the time to think about your answers to questions.
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Just a secretary-type thing. Nothing special but it gets me where I need to be, which is in the public service and in Brisbane.
I've got so many notes written out it's not funny. But I guess it's better to be prepared than not lol.
Hope you are successful and join the ever growing ranks of public servants on the Brisbane board.
Can't think why you would want to be in Brisbane!
Deep breaths kezz, clear your mind of Patfull for a moment, do as TBD says and you'll be laughing!!...good luck kiddo
Assuming you are going for an AO position (whether than be AO1, AO2, AO3...) you may want to have a squiz at the Capability Framework.
The thing about public service interviews it that it is all done according to a strict process. Personality and charm counts for very little unfortunately.
Everything is transparent and measured against the specific capabilities listed in the job description. So when they ask you questions in the interview, they are assessing how your answer addresses the specific criteria outlined in the Capabilities framework for that particular capability.
This is nothing to stress over - it is just something to be mindful of to give you an advantage. Many people applying for government jobs aren't aware of it and think it is just like applying for a private sector job.
You'll still get these type of questions...
- "Tell us about how you have dealt with a troublesome client"
- "Tell us about a situation where you have managed conflict with colleagues"
- "Give us an example where you have demonstrated initiative in the workplace to solve/prevent a problem"
But whereas in the private sector you can be more general, in the public sector it is all about how you address the criteria.
So yeah, pull out the job description for your role and then match the key capabilities up with those in the capabilities framework and basically rehearse some answers that tick of the sub-criteria for those capabilities.
The important thing is to just relax though... don't stress about it too much. If you feel like the questions asked didn't give you a good chance to tick off the criteria or you realise half-way through "damn... why didn't I say that!" you will get a chance to cover it at the end when they say "do you have any questions or something to add?".
In short though... be prepared and just go in there relaxed. Any questions, feel free to PM me.
That's it, I'm stuffed! lol
I think I'll do fine, I have a good feeling about it all.
TBD, my Mum is a public servant and has conducted interviews before. Between you and her I should be fine. Thanks!
So here I am at Lions training, I should be trying to relax (i.e. drooling) but all I can think about is this interview. Thanks for nothing Lions
You may need to change your signature then kezz.
Sorry, Joel just ran past and I got distracted, what were we talking about again?
Overall Foxtel is a massive, massive rip-off and not worth anywhere near they charge for it.
But not at the end of a long preseason.
...I'd be lost without Foxtel, love it......all the lifestyle shows, grand designs etc...then the crime channel, doco channels..
...and the Footy channels!....MacMum heaven!!
I love Austar - except when the parents insist it's still cricket season and insist on watching it. Uh, hello, footy's back!!!!!!!!!!!
In other news, I kicked a goal tonight. We still lost, but I thought my goal was very important. I love AFL 9's.
And apropos of nothing.
God this makes my blood boil.
Just another chapter in Brisbane's history of allowing its architectural heritage to be demolished by developers with dollar signs in their eyes...
The original Cloudland, Bellevue Hotel, Festival Hall, the Regent itself... god forbid this city retain some character.
Some of historical stuff is why I want to move to Brisbane. I was quite upset when I found out they were messing about with South Brisbane Station.
Anyway, if anyone cares, according to one of my referees the APS came looking for references for the job I interviewed for. They were due last Thursday so now it's just a case of hurry up and wait I guess. I did leave a voicemail though with the POC, hopefully I don't come across as desperate...
South Brisbane Station is (thankfully) heritage listed. They've done a good job bringing it up to standard while maintaining its style.
Brilliant video that everybody must watch. Will hopefully lead to more action.
A sad indictment on the media that most haven't heard of Kony.
Old news maybe, but I can not believe that Bob Katter's campaign director is Luke Shaw.
The ghost of Joh
It's amazing 20 years since it was released and not even in cricket season, the 12th man is still absolutely hilarious.
Definitely. Still slays me to this day.
Was listening to Wired World of Sports earlier in the week. The soccer bit still cracks me up.
"Hecantski, does well, Nowhecanski, Socansheski, Wecanallski, good run, has a shotski, GOALSKI! 2-0ski Australia!"
"Wide ball to the substitute Smith. I hope I've pronounced that correctly"
Ray Warren "The lock is Stay-, Stay-, aw a bloody tongue twister, Stacy Jones.....NO I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SPELL IT"
So I didn't get the job I wanted...however the boss says if I get a manual licence he'll transfer me to Brisbane (our Brisbane team having a manual car and three techs who only have auto licences).
Here goes nothing...again.
Manual driving isn't so hard, Kezz. You'll smash it. Not in that bad way, though.
I hope so.
Had a weird dream last night where Arnold Swarzenger took me for my driving test and passed me with flying colours...
Hey, looking for some help.
Just ordered a new car today and am going to get Lions plates on this car too.
Wanting something Lions related, I have the plates on my other car, and need to hear some opinions as I can't ask Mrs CtD as she will kill me if she finds out beforehand.
What do peoples think about ROY544?? Celebrating the last Fitzroy Premiership???
ppq.com.au says that one is available... it leads at the moment.
ROY596 was another I thought of for the last season of Fitzroy. My other plate celebrates the first year of the Brisbane Lions.