You have completed your graduate program with a government department. You now need to apply for a permanent position. This might be a mere formality. It might be a competitive selection process. Either way, it is worth being prepared.
Here are some questions to consider in your preparations for the interview.
- What did you gain from the graduate program?
- What has been your main contribution during the last twelve months?
- What was the best/worst thing about the program?
- How would you suggest the program could be improved?
- What did you learn about yourself during the program?
- What do you regard as your strengths?
- How do you see yourself using these to our (the department’s) benefit?
- Where do you see yourself contributing to the department in the near future?
- Where do you see your career heading with us?
- What have you learnt from the various training programs you attended?
- What has been the most challenging problem you have faced during the year?
- What has been a challenging interpersonal situation you have faced with colleagues?
- With clients or stakeholders?
- How has your view of the department changed as a result of the graduate program?
- How have you demonstrated your leadership potential?
- What have you learnt about teamwork?
- How have you demonstrated teamwork during the year?