Pls advise and help
nimnim20 · 29/12/2022 17:47
I am devastated. I have had a few interviews in civil service. I manage to get to the final stage and failed. I really cannot understand the mistakes I am making. I have invested so much time and cannot afford this many failures. Can anyone please advise me if there is a particular vocabulary set that needed to follow? I used my example with the STAR Method according to the job description. use the exact given time. still failed, Appreciate any lead.. advice guidance PLS...
IamSmarticus · 29/12/2022 19:21
Have you asked for feedback after getting rejected? If so, what did they say? If not, I would do this.
Princessglittery · 30/12/2022 00:43
You need to be clear about what your role was e.g. I did xyz, what the outcome was. If the example doesn’t cover all the competences and they ask a follow up say I didn’t do that in this situation but in a different situation I did abc.
Adultchildofelderlyparents · 30/12/2022 00:49
"I manage to get to the final stage and failed."
Did you actually fail the interview or were you just not the successful candidate? There's a difference. It might be that you are doing well but someone else does better. Once you are in the CS it's easy to move around so you might be up against internal candidates.
Have you asked for any feedback? This would help you understand your position.
nimnim20 · 30/12/2022 07:51
I have had 4 interviews in a row, executive officer , operational support , project support , procurement, very similar job descriptions , The feedback was elaborate more on your example related to job description ,
nimnim20 · 30/12/2022 07:55
I thought I did really well , Obviously I wasn’t , I have few interviews coming up and I’m terrified it would be the same outcome , past few months I have done nothing except practicing for interviews , 🙂
Shopaholicnik51 · 29/01/2023 16:01
Don't know if you've already had those upcoming interviews I'm new on here, I'm a CS panel member and chair, my adviceis that you need to listen to the questions write them down this gives you a few moments to absorb what they are asking you. Think of your examples what best fits the question being asked and then give your response. Use the star format but pay more attention to your actions and results, my advice as both a panel member and someone who has recently been successful at interview, is not to be restricted by the behaviours examples as I find quite often you can flip your answer to a different angle meaning it covers several different behaviours, hence going back to my first point listen to the question. Practice your answers by recording yourself, its quite insightful watching/listening to your own responses and it's useful if your not able to get a mock interview. Finally don't be too hard on yourself, CS interviews aren't the easiest things to do, it can take a few tries. Look at it this way every attempt is practice and what does that make??? Perfect.
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