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Presentations for Recruitment [UK Civil Service]

UK Civil Service recruitment often asks for the candidate to make a presentation as part of their interview. Usually it’s the first part of the interview. Whether or not you are told the topic in advance very much depends on what Continue reading Presentations for Recruitment [UK Civil Service]

Understanding Strengths Interviews

civil service strengths scoring matrix

The UK Civil Service introduced strengths based questions for recruitment when they introduced Success Profiles in late 2018. Before this strengths based questions had been used in the final selection boards for the Fast Stream. They’re really good for when Continue reading Understanding Strengths Interviews

Night Navigation – Weeknotes S3E03 21-25 June 2021

A group of scouts on a night navigation exercise stopped for a break

My week started with night navigation from Headley Heath to the Merstham scout hut, just under ten miles over 7 hours. I think the rest of the week has also felt at times like night navigation. A lot of the Continue reading Night Navigation – Weeknotes S3E03 21-25 June 2021

Staff Engagement Exercises Explained

I was involved in my second staff engagement exercise as part of a UK Civil Service recruitment recently. This time I was one of the staff on the panel rather than a candidate. So I learnt a lot about how Continue reading Staff Engagement Exercises Explained

Weeknotes 10-14 December 2018

This is my first weeknote on Medium, but I’ve been doing weeknotes on our internal blog since January this year. I’ve also been blogging on and off since 2006 on my personal blogs. (The main one being https://www.themself.org/ which has a little Continue reading Weeknotes 10-14 December 2018