NSW Department of Education
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Interviews at NSW Department of Education

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at NSW Department of Education.
Interview experience
Based on 57 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 56 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 55 interviews
About two weeks

Interview process at NSW Department of Education

Overall experience

On a scale of 1–10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 7.

On a scale of 1–10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 5.

Interview process length
About two weeks
24%
About a week
22%
More than one month
22%
About a month
20%
About a day or two
13%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
78%
Background check
42%
Phone call/screening
29%
Problem solving exercises
25%
Group interview
20%
Least reported steps
They have no interview
7%
Take-home/sample work
2%
Drug test
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at NSW Department of Education

  • Varies between contract and permanent . Permanent is overly onerous in all government departments
    Shared on 6 January 2019 - Project Manager - Sydney NSW
  • The interview process was a formal setting but made me feel relaxed and welcoming.
    Shared on 3 October 2018 - Aboriginal Student Liaison Officer - Wagga Wagga NSW, Queanbeyan NSW

Interview tips at NSW Department of Education

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)53%
  • Formal (business suit)41%
  • They didn’t have a dress code3%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)2%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at NSW Department of Education

  • Be prepared and informed regarding the teaching standards.
    Shared on 23 March 2020 - Classroom Teacher (Casual/ERT) - Casual teaacher
  • Beware of broken promises
    Shared on 7 February 2020 - SLSO - Anna Bay NSW