What happens once my application has been lodged? Letter of acknowledgement sent to all ~ The selection process may take some time and if applicants from Human Resources (HR) after you want to check on the progress of the job, the closing date. ~ please telephone the contact officer named in the acknowledgement letter. Selection panel assesses applications for shortlisting. NB. Reference checking may be conducted prior to interview Shortlisted applicants are contacted and further assessment conducted. * * THE INTERVIEW PROCESS The most competitive and suitable applicants will be further A recommendation is made by the selection assessed. This action usually includes conducting behavioural interviews and/or other tests. The following panel and approved by the Director General. information may assist you if you are selected for an interview: Where possible the panel will give you a minimum of two days notice before your interview. All applicants are notified of the outcome and Interview questions will be job-related i.e. are based are offered the opportunity to obtain feedback. ^ on the advertised position, the position's selection criteria and will focus on your past experiences. The same questions will be asked of every applicant. You will be informed prior to the interview if an additional form of assessment will be used. Re-read the job description form, your application and Breach of Standard period closes. # think of relevant examples where you have applied the relevant skills, abilities and knowledge (i.e. Think about the duties and how you would carry them out and possible problems that may occur and how you would resolve them). If there is no breach of standard submitted, the Find out whether the panel would like you to bring successful applicant is confirmed. copies of reports or other work that demonstrate your abilities. Bring the original documentation of any qualifications and/or certificates that were included in your application. Suitable applicants not offered an appointment are held on “live” file. THE INTERVIEW Dress as you would for work - neatly and appropriately for the job. Attend the interview at the allocated time and place (don't arrive late). ^ FEEDBACK Never assume that the panel knows your suitability for You will be sent a letter telling you the result of the selection the position (even if you have worked with them in the process. The letter will also provide the name of the person past). you can contact to seek feedback on their application and Take your time to answer each question. A well performance at interview. You are encouraged to seek this thought-out answer will be appreciated by the panel feedback as it may help you with future submissions. You can even if you take a few moments to prepare. also ask for written feedback, which will include extracts of the Feel free to ask the panel any questions relevant to selection report containing the panel's assessment of your the position or the organisation. application. # RIGHT TO LODGE A REVIEW OF THE PROCESS Appointments in the public sector are subject to the provisions of the Public Sector Management (Examination and Review Procedures) Regulations 2001. Accordingly, at the conclusion of the selection process you will be advised of the outcome. Should you be an unsuccessful applicant and are of the opinion that the Recruitment, Selection and Appointment Standard has been breached, you may make application for a review of the recruitment process at that time. It is important to note that the Regulations do not provide for a review to be undertaken on the grounds that you consider that you were more competitive. For further information regarding the review process refer to the Recruitment, Selection and Appointment Standard and Breach Process.
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