In a recent appeal decision (Notable Case A7447) published by the Queensland Public Service Commission, the Appeals Officer found that the selection process was deficient because the selection panel had not provided a “cogent narrative, however short” to explain their recommendation.
There can be serious negative consequences from adopting the “Good Cop/Bad Cop” approach to job interviews. Selection panels can lose respect from GenY’s when using this approach to selection interviews because they do not appreciate “intimidation” and assume that this will carry over to the job context.
Behind many job interview questions is a fear that you will not have the capability required to perform the advertised job. Here are some ideas on how you could handle those fears during your job interview.
Too many job applicants turn up ill-prepared for their selection interview. They arrive at the job interview knowing very little about the organization, the section or unit involved or the nature of the advertised position. It is very difficult to convince a selection panel that you are really interested in an advertised job if you demonstrably know nothing about it! Here are some suggestions on preparation for a job interview.