Shortlisting - Timeline – 2-3 weeks
After the closing date, your application will be reviewed by the Hiring Official based on the requirements listed for the position that you have applied for. You will not hear from the Recruitment Team until this step is complete. Please be patient while this process is taking place. You will be notified via e-mail regardless of the outcome of your application.
Shortlisted candidates, depending on the position applied for, might be invited for further assessments:
Technical tests usually cover the technical skills required for the position. Generally, the test takes between 1 and 2 hours, and are administered either remotely, or at the Agency premises; however, this could differ depending on the position. Tests are scored by the Selection Board based on predetermined criteria. You will receive an e-mail letting you know if you have passed or not, plus information for the next steps in the recruitment process.
If the position requires an assessment test you will receive an e-mail from one of our providers. They will request that you complete an online assessment, which once opened, will give you a limited amount of time to complete and return. If you receive this email, we ask you to complete the assessment as soon as possible to avoid holding up the next steps in the process. Afterwards you will receive an e-mail with the outcome of your assessment and information for the next steps in the recruitment process.
Preliminary interviews - HireVue
For most positions the Agency holds preliminary on-demand interviews to pre-screen candidates on the essential criteria of the position. This is done with the help of the platform called HireVue. HireVue offers individuals the ability to share their stories and demonstrate their work through digital video. This user friendly platform gives you the ability to practice and prepare yourself for the preliminary interview. Normally, candidates are given 5 days to complete the on-demand request. You can learn more about those type of interviews, and get some useful tips on the website.
You can also be requested to attend a live video interview via this system. In this case, you will be interviewed by a Panel which will include the Hiring Official, Technical Advisor, Human Resources Representative and possibly a Civilian Staff Association member.
Candidates are notified of the outcome by e-mail. Successful candidates will also receive information on the next steps in the recruitment process.