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 102 interviews
Average

Interview difficulty

Based on 102 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 95 interviews
More than one month

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 6.

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

Interview process length
More than one month
25%
About two weeks
22%
About a day or two
19%
About a week
19%
About a month
15%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
71%
Background check
47%
Phone call/screening
30%
Problem solving exercises
23%
Group interview
19%
Least reported steps
They have no interview
8%
Take-home/sample work
2%
Drug test
0%

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

  • It is a lengthy process but it is managed equitably and in a transparent and open process
    Shared on 6 November 2022 - Manager - Parramatta NSW
  • Vigorous!
    Shared on 12 April 2022 - Policy and Project Officer - Parramatta
  • Varies between contract and permanent . Permanent is overly onerous in all government departments
    Shared on 6 January 2019 - Project Manager - Sydney NSW
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Interview questions at NSW Department of Education

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Specific to the role Ask what you’d bring to the role Give scenarios to answer Ask about qualifications
    Shared on 15 November 2022 - High School Teacher
  • Tell us about a difficult stakeholder and what you did to bring them around
    Shared on 16 March 2022 - Corporate role - Parramatta NSW

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Interview tips at NSW Department of Education

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)54%
  • Formal (business suit)36%
  • They didn’t have a dress code5%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)4%
  • 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
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