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Victorian Public Service

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Application Process & Interviews at Victorian Public Service

6.8 rating for Recruitment, based on 11 reviews
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
Pretty chill
The final interview was the only interview conducted by my employer. This interview was fair and had a standard combination of personal and scenario-based questions. Prior to that was a laborious process run by an external company.
Apply online, cognitive tests, video interview, assessment centre, final interview. However this process may have changed this year.
Assessment centre and two sets of interviews
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
Why do you want to work here? Tell us about a time you had to handle conflict in the workplace. What would you do if your workload is getting out of hand?
Can't quite remember but they were mostly behavioural questions (some technical/political things as well).
Any policy-based projects that I have worked on at University (e.g. describe you favourite project), and general economic policy questions (e.g. what effects might a sugary drink tax have?).
Mainly behavioural questions and a small portion of technical questions.
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Look at the position description and prepare a specific example of you demonstrating each of the key selection criteria listed. Use the STAR method to frame your answer; Situation, Task, Action, Result
Understand the specific role of the unit they are applying for. Demonstrate an awareness of the role of the public service.
Be clear on what you want. Why are you passionate about [x job/industry/issue]? Have your story ready and be prepared to tell it over and over again.
Make sure that you understand fundamental economic principles; keep up to date with noteworthy issues in the State; and practice relating your economic principles to these issues.