Home Office Interview Questions & Answers
Difficulty rating 6 / 10
- Positive 1/1
- Neutral 0/1
- Negative 0/1
Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100
Interview processArrived at main entrance and after a short wait I was greeted by a home office employee and taken upstairs to an interview room. After they sorted some paperwork I was called in to face a panel of two. They were competency based questions and were quite similar to those I had answered in the initial online application. They asked around the civil service competency framework and asked for examples of how I have shown to have a particular quality.
Most difficult questionHow would I use my skills and experience of customer service in this role. I found this incredibly difficult to answer as the job I applied for was administration based and mostly individual work with very little contact with other parties. I felt that this question was quite irrelevant to the job I was applying for.
Interview tipsDon't be disheartened if you are not selected for interview the first time. Myself and my friends have all applied for jobs here and those who were overqualified didn't get a chance at interview. The initial selection process - I believe - is just luck of the draw. They focus so much on buzzwords also, so read up on those.
Experiences at the assessment centreThere was no assessment centre for this role.
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group excercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions
Asked about my main motivations for wanting to join the metropolitan police. This was also evident i
The INTERVIEW itself was one on one and competency-based. It lasted 40 minutes. Questions included o
My interview lasted around 25 minutes. It was quite stop starty, and that was quite unnerving and di
I was asked on my previous work experience and asked to provide examples of situations I had been in
After getting through the online application process, you will be invited to their assessment centre
My one to one interview went really well. It felt quiet informal and mainly centred around my motive
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