TOP 21 GOVERNMENT JOB Interview Questions & Answers

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“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be interviewed for this government job position today. Before I applied for the role, I read the job description carefully to make sure I had the skills, qualities, and attributes to excel in the position and contribute to the department. I am an excellent collaborator who understands the importance of working closely with other departments and agencies in government. I am a strong communicator, a good planner, organizer, and I am very positive about change. I understand change is an important element of working for the government, and I will always support my superiors and managers in achieving their objectives. I would consider myself to be a high achiever. For example, in my last role, my manager often praised me for my ability to come up with innovative ideas to help the company grow. One example is where I suggested that we should start collecting feedback from customers to improve service delivery standards. After my idea was implemented, the company’s customer service ratings increased significantly which attracted more customers and revenue. If you hire me in this government position, I will be a supportive co-worker, I will willingly carry out duties that are outside of my job description, and I will always act as a positive role model whilst dealing with customers and clients.”

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“I want to work for the government for several reasons. Firstly, I believe there is a positive working culture in government. Because we spend so much time at work, I want that time to be put to good use whilst working alongside other like-minded professionals who all have a common objective. Secondly, I want to work for the government because I will get to collaborate on exciting projects that will help make a difference in people’s lives. Thirdly, I will get to learn new skills, undertake internal training development courses to enhance my qualifications, and my experience and knowledge will be put to good use in an organization that thrives on change. Finally, I want to work for the government because I am seeking long-term employment with the same organization, and providing I perform to a high standard, I will have a career for life and be able to eventually advance to a more senior level.”

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THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILLS AND QUALITIES NEEDED TO WORK IN GOVERNMENT


To work for any government agency or department you need a diverse set of skills and qualities. Before you apply for a job with your local government or civil service department make sure you read the job description and study the essential skills and qualities required to maintain competency in the position. Below, we have provided you with a list of general skills and qualities that are required in all government job roles.

– The ability to communicate clearly and concisely.

Without effective communication, projects will not be completed on time or to the required specification. It is also essential you communicate with members of the public in a professional manner.

– Collaboration and teamwork skills.

There aren’t many job roles in government that don’t require the ability to work closely with other people. Whether it’s team members, other internal government agencies or departments, or external stakeholders and contractors, to achieve the organization’s mission and objectives, you must work closely with other people.

– Openness to change.

Without change, a government cannot meet the needs of the people it serves. Whilst some employees view change as a hindrance to their work, to work in any government role, you must embrace it with a positive mindset and help drive it through. The needs of the general public whom the government serves are changing all the time, and to provide an effective service, the government must change, too.

– An ability to plan and organize your work.

Once you start work for the government you will be expected to plan and organize your own work. Nobody will be looking over your shoulder telling you to finish your projects and tasks on time. It will be down to you to prioritize your workload and absorb the pressure that comes with multiple tasks to ensure the government meets its targets.

– Exceptional attention to details skills.

Mistakes and errors will only serve to hinder the progress of government work. Whilst it is understandable that some mistakes will happen, these must be kept to a minimum.

– Take ownership of difficult challenges.

There will be many difficult challenges working in government, and when they occur, you will need a resilient, positive, and creative mindset to overcome them. Before you attend your government job interview, think of previous situations you have been in where you had to overcome problems or issues at work.

– An understanding of respect and diversity.

Respect for diversity and inclusion are two essential qualities needed to work in government because without them, important goals and objectives cannot be achieved.

5 TIPS TO HELP YOU PASS YOUR GOVERNMENT JOB INTERVIEW

If you have a job interview coming up for any position within local government, the five tips that follow will put you ahead of the competition. Read each tip carefully and implement them during your government interview. 

GOVERNMENT INTERVIEW TIP #1

Read the job description before you attend your government job interview. It does not matter whether your interview is online or face-to-face, you will increase your chances of success by downloading and reading the job description. Once you have read the job description, think of previous situations you have been in where you demonstrated the essential criteria for the role.

GOVERNMENT INTERVIEW TIP #2

Throughout your job interview for local government, there will be several behavioural questions asked that assess your ability to carry out your duties and responsibilities to a competent standard. When answering government behavioral interview questions, use the STAR technique to structure your responses. The STAR interview technique stands for:

SITUATION – Begin your answer to the behavioural interview question by outlining the situation you were faced with.

TASK – Next, give brief details about the task you had to complete to achieve your goal.

ACTION – Now give in-depth details about the action you took, and the action other people took in your team.

RESULT – Finally, finish off your answer by giving details about the result following your actions, and make sure the outcome was a positive one!

GOVERNMENT INTERVIEW TIP #3

One of the more important competencies you will be assessed against during your government interview is the ability to accept and embrace change. For any government organization to meet its objectives, its employees must be accepting of, and proactive about, change. Before you attend your interview. Think of at least one situation you have previously been in at work where you supported the change and helped facilitate its implementation.

GOVERNMENT INTERVIEW TIP #4

The best way to get your government interview off to a flying start is to prepare your answer to the interview question, tell me about yourself. If you give a confident and positive answer to this first question, it sets you up for the remainder of your interview. See the sample answer at the top of this page for some great ideas!

GOVERNMENT INTERVIEW TIP #5

At the end of your government job interview, you will have the opportunity to ask the interviewer some questions of your own. Be sure to ask three smart and intelligent questions that put you across as someone who wants to help the government provide exceptional levels of service to the public it serves.

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