HMRC - Criminal Investigator 2019Watch
I emailed CS recruitment today and they have said it’ll be up to 6 weeks from the closing date before interview invites are issued...... perhaps that was for Nottingham vacancies?
The applications for the Criminal Investigator roles are
currently being sifted by the Vacancy Holder and due to the volume of
applications that have been received we are advising that the time period for
sifting and interviewing is now 6 weeks after the vacancy has closed.
The vacancy closed on the 31st March which will make next Wednesday 1 month and if this is to also include interviews, as this email suggests, I expect to hear by next week at the very latest. Although, I feel we will find out by the end of tomorrow. Good luck everyone.
'If' I make it to interview if anyone has some good tips in regard to competency style interviewing share!
As for interview prep, I've never had a civil service interview but i've gone through threads for past campaigns. These are some excerpts that I have saved in a notepad file:
Typical civil service interview. Know your competencies inside out (i.e expect to talk about them ALOT) and try to have back up examples in case you miss a point.
The way the interview works is that they have your competencies and scores on hand and they expect you to use those same competencies and improve your scores. You can use other competencies than what you used in your applicationl, but it's definitely not as safe to do so. You'll not go down in score unless your interview is a complete disaster. You have a baseline from the application and it's your job to expand in the interview.
Questions were as expected really. One for each competency and they told you which one was for which. They weren’t trying to trick you at all and then asked generic why do you want the job/what skills at the end of the interview
There is also an added scenario at interview that is not covered in the application form, if you are ex forces or police and are surveillance trained then you will be ok. If not then just use some common sense!
Best of luck!