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Interviews at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western Australia
I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs (Perth, Western Australia) in Oct 2021
Very casual , not many questions at all just promoting the position and and explaining the job description, this was not a permanent position and employed via a recruitment agency.
- cant remember any difficult questions
I applied online. The process took 5 months. I interviewed at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs
I took part in the assessment/interview day for the 2019 Graduate Program with DVA. While the day as a whole was as expected of any assessment day the panel interview was a different story. Approximately 3 women and 1 man where on the panel. I was a slightly older graduate applicant in my early 30's. I was asked extremely direct questions by the male interviewer about my family and husband. Out of the approximate 12 questions I was asked only 3 where actually about my work history and ability to do the job. the rest included questions like - Where does your husband work and what does he do? Is your husband in the Army? How does your husband feel about you returning to work? How many children do you have? How will you cope with having a family and working full time? All questions I felt where irrelevant and intrusive. I also felt that I was only being asked these questions because I was a female applicant - if I was a male applicant I feel like I would not have been asked these questions. I was successful in gaining a position on the graduate program in the second round of offers however I declined as I did not want to join an organisation that interviewed as if it where the year 1950. Happily I was successful on another graduate program.
- Most questions contained multiple parts so you had to remember several items at one time and respond.
Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs (Perth, Western Australia) in Oct 2020
It lasted only 5 minutes - it felt much more like social chitchat than an interview tbh. No questions about my professional career to date. They ran late too. The interview was not used to determine if I was suitable for the role.
- What was my favourite food?
Anonymous Interview Candidate
I applied online. I interviewed at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs
I applied online, as part of the usual graduate process. First, I had to complete the online application and answer selection criteria. I was then progressed to psychometric testing phase. After this, I had a phone screen interview and was progressed to the Assessment Centre. AC had 4 people in total, and included a group activity, individual presentation (that was given a week before to prepare based on a topic), written assessment and one on one interview with managers. Very structured and well run.
- When was a time you were faced under pressure
Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
I applied online. The process took 5 months. I interviewed at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs (Washington, DC) in Apr 2015
The interviewers read from a list of questions that were prepared in advance. It lasted about 6 minutes. There were three judges on the panel. The questions were not difficult.
- What did you do to prepare for this job.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs in Feb 2015
Interviewed on Tuesday and was offered the job on Thursday. I was asked to start the position the following Monday, 11 days from the offer date. The short notice was because if I was not on the pay roll by a specific date they would lose the money.
- We focus a lot on output. Which is more important quality or output?
- Explain a time when you disagreed with your supervisor? What was the disagreement about and what was the outcome?
- What would you co-workers and supervisor say that you need to work on?
- Why should we hire you?
Anonymous Employee in West Haven, CT
I applied online. The process took 2 months. I interviewed at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs (West Haven, CT) in Oct 2013
Board of three employees ask a pre-determined list of questions. Most questions pertained to requirements of being in recovery for substance abuse/mental health for over one year. They did not ask private questions in regards to this requirement but did ask the timeframe that I had been in recovery.
- How would you feel if you saw a Veteran walking to the hospital in inclement weather?
Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
I applied online. I interviewed at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs (Gainesville, FL) in Mar 2012
The interview was panel based. Each panel member asked a series of 5 questions a piece. Then the panel asked me if I had any questions or concerns for them.
- What can I do for the company?