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Interviews

  • An interview is one of the most widely used techniques in the recruitment and selection process. It not only allows you to meet people from within Local Government and find out more about what they do, it is your opportunity to talk about yourself, describe your skills and convince the Interview Board that you are suitable for the job.
  • Typically an interview can last for between 30 to 45 minutes and will be structured around your experience and knowledge to date regarding the skills and qualities required for the position. The details on the application form and preparatory notes that accompany it should outline the structure and format of the interview.
  • When attending an interview with us, you may be interviewed by a Board of between two and five people, depending on the position you are applying for, but three would be the most common.
  • During our interviews, typically one interview board member will act as Chairman and will be taking notes. These notes are used to help the interview board with their assessment at the end of the interview.
  • At all stages the interview board will try to make sure you understand what is happening during the interview. You will be given a clear welcome and introductions at the beginning of the interview. Each area of questioning will also be introduced clearly. Believe it or not they are there to help you.
  • On many of our recruitment campaigns feedback is available after the results of the interview are announced. Please check with the Human Resources Department regarding same.
  • Clare County Council is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the fair and impartial selection of the best candidate for the job.

Page last reviewed: 21/01/09

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