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Government

ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT SECTOR

Government positions exist at the federal, provincial, or municipal level and are differentiated by the responsibilities, positions, and proximity to serving citizens.

QUESTION INTENT

Government employers will be looking for candidates who have values and goals that are compatible to the government agency. It is important to research their specific mandate, the community they serve, their organizational hierarchy, and their current focus.

What experience do you have working in government?
What level of government did you work in?


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Why are you interested to work for the government?


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Please describe our offices top priorities, mandate or challenges.


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Your boss is out of the office. The director is requesting a report, and your colleagues who worked on the project are away on a course. What do you do?


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How would you explain the role of our agency within the government to a member of the general public?


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This role involves interaction with passionate and concerned citizens. Do you have experience in this type of environment? How would you respond to a concerned citizen?


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If there was one aspect of the Canadian government you could change, what would it be and why?


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What is each level of government responsible for in Canada?


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