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Department Of Public Works Interview

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Question 1 of 30
This position aside, which Department Of Public Works department would you work with if you were given the opportunity?
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How to Answer
In public works, there are a variety of areas in which you can work, including public recreational areas such as parks and green spaces. Public works can also include the care of community centers and government-owned building. Transport infrastructure and roads are often considered public works as well. In addition to these, public services such as water supply, sewage treatment, and electrical grids fall under the umbrella of the public works. The interviewer would like to know, aside from the role to which you have applied, what other areas of public works catch your attention. Discuss any other interests that you have.

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Question 2 of 30
Why would you rather work in the public works sector versus the private sector?
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There is a significant difference between public works and working in the private sector. Public works often offer better pay. There is generally more job security, excellent benefits, and other perks such as a pension. However, the private sector may offer faster growth, better tech, and other perks. Discuss with the interviewer why you are choosing to find a role in the public sector versus private.

Question 3 of 30
List for me some of the main duties in your current role that will apply to this role with Department Of Public Works.
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The hiring authority would like to see the parallel between the duties of their job and the role that you currently hold. Your answer could include a mix of hard and soft skills that you believe are transferable to this position with Department Of Public Works. These skills could consist of specialized equipment or machinery that you operate. Skills could include team leadership, scheduling, hiring, and project management. The primary purpose of this question is for the interviewer to be able to picture you in this role with Department Of Public Works easily.

Question 4 of 30
This role requires a great deal of physical stamina. Are you able to meet this requirement?
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Your ability to meet the physical needs of this role will be essential to Department Of Public Works. There is no need to overcomplicate this response. Working in public works, depending on the department and your official position might be very physically demanding. Assure the interviewer that you can meet these demands without hurting yourself or others. If you currently work in a job that is demanding on you, physically, be sure to share those details!

Question 5 of 30
Public services never stop running. Are you willing to work a double shift, weekends, evenings, overtime, and holidays?
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Depending on the role, and whether or not this position is unionized, you may be asked to work overtime, doubles, evenings, weekends, and more. Before you blindly agree to work any hours, make sure you are clear on expectations.
If you cannot meet the schedule expectations at Department Of Public Works try discussing precisely what you can offer. There may be some room to agree on a revised schedule.

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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.

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