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AP (Tax Specialist) Revenue - Open Comp 2018

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  • Registered Users Posts: 424 ✭✭ delricyo


    Emma2019 wrote: »
    I might be missing something but how does having the names help?

    If the candidate is already in Revenue he/she may wish to ensure that there are no conflicts of interest e.g. a previous manager.
    Revenue staff are generally very interested in finding out the interview board. Probably the first question you will get asked if you tell someone you are through to interview :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 ✭✭✭ Anon31985


    Has anyone filled in the form yet? I'm trying to decide whether to use some of the examples from the video or new ones.

    Best of luck to everyone with it. I'm getting excited for the interview


  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭✭ mrspepperpot


    Any movement on the 2018 panel?


  • Registered Users Posts: 361 ✭✭ Emma2019


    Anon31985 wrote: »
    Has anyone filled in the form yet? I'm trying to decide whether to use some of the examples from the video or new ones.

    Best of luck to everyone with it. I'm getting excited for the interview

    I was thinking of using the same ones, it's the same questions and they would have been the best examples so I don't think it would make sense to give worse ones for a final interview...

    Would the interview panel even have seen our video interviews or is it just a way for the HR team to separate people early on in the campaign?


  • Registered Users Posts: 204 ✭✭ nazzy


    Emma2019 wrote:
    I was thinking of using the same ones, it's the same questions and they would have been the best examples so I don't think it would make sense to give worse ones for a final interview...

    Emma2019 wrote:
    Would the interview panel even have seen our video interviews or is it just a way for the HR team to separate people early on in the campaign?


    Yeah I reckon this as well. I'll be going with this approach as well, if I ever get started...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 361 ✭✭ Emma2019


    200 words is an insanely short amount to be able to summarise an example. I'm also finding it really hard to do the "summary of experience to date" as it all feels very general...


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,683 ✭✭✭ barneystinson


    Emma2019 wrote: »
    200 words is an insanely short amount to be able to summarise an example. I'm also finding it really hard to do the "summary of experience to date" as it all feels very general...

    • Bullet points!!
    • Experience to date RELEVANT TO THE ROLE & COMPETENCE
    • Prioritise the most competence-specific / eye catching stuff to create a platform for you to tell the story you want at interview
    • Ability to be concise is its own competence in a competition like this
    • Good luck!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 ✭✭✭ Anon31985


    Emma2019 wrote: »
    I was thinking of using the same ones, it's the same questions and they would have been the best examples so I don't think it would make sense to give worse ones for a final interview...

    Would the interview panel even have seen our video interviews or is it just a way for the HR team to separate people early on in the campaign?

    Thanks that's exactly what I was thinking about the examples those are the best ones I have.


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 ✭✭✭ Anon31985


    Emma2019 wrote: »
    200 words is an insanely short amount to be able to summarise an example. I'm also finding it really hard to do the "summary of experience to date" as it all feels very general...

    Edited


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 ✭✭✭ Anon31985


    • Bullet points!!
    • Experience to date RELEVANT TO THE ROLE & COMPETENCE
    • Prioritise the most competence-specific / eye catching stuff to create a platform for you to tell the story you want at interview
    • Ability to be concise is its own competence in a competition like this
    • Good luck!!

    Thanks barney.

    Does anyone know will there be technical tax questions on the interview? Should we brush up on the legislation just in case.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11 ✭✭✭ clara1201


    Just wondering has anyone emailed recently to find out if the 2018 Open panel has moved? Ive emailed three times since April with no reply to any email?


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 ✭✭✭ Anon31985


    clara1201 wrote: »
    Just wondering has anyone emailed recently to find out if the 2018 Open panel has moved? Ive emailed three times since April with no reply to any email?

    This is my first time applying so I'm not on the 2018 panel hopefully you get called before you have to go to interview.

    Is anyone up in the first batch?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,683 ✭✭✭ barneystinson


    Anon31985 wrote: »
    Thanks barney.

    Does anyone know will there be technical tax questions on the interview? Should we brush up on the legislation just in case.

    Unlikely, unless you’re unlucky enough to be spoofing on about imaginary transfer pricing experience in front of a TP Specialist who decides to call your bluff.

    But your examples should insofar as possible be able to demonstrate that you understand tax legislation, and can identify and deal with issues that arise. That’s a large part of the job of an AP in a taxes role in Revenue.


  • Registered Users Posts: 377 ✭✭ ThumbTaxed


    Anon31985 wrote: »
    Thanks barney.

    Does anyone know will there be technical tax questions on the interview? Should we brush up on the legislation just in case.

    No there won't because it would make too much sense for that to happen.


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 ✭✭✭ Anon31985


    Hopefully everyone got their form in and are looking forward to the interviews.
    Anyone in the know about the flexi time for new grade 8s. I know they were trying to get it reversed? Is there usually a bit of flexibility in the department with regards to this or not at all?
    Thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,683 ✭✭✭ barneystinson


    Anon31985 wrote: »
    Hopefully everyone got their form in and are looking forward to the interviews.
    Anyone in the know about the flexi time for new grade 8s. I know they were trying to get it reversed? Is there usually a bit of flexibility in the department with regards to this or not at all?
    Thanks.

    It very much will depend on the PO and the demands of the particular job. Some people might have a small team in one location, others might have a big team spread across 2 or more locations.

    At the end of the day, if as an AP the PO needs to be nitpicking with you about your time & attendance, something’s very wrong somewhere.


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 ✭✭✭ Anon31985


    It very much will depend on the PO and the demands of the particular job. Some people might have a small team in one location, others might have a big team spread across 2 or more locations.

    At the end of the day, if as an AP the PO needs to be nitpicking with you about your time & attendance, something’s very wrong somewhere.

    Thanks Barney very helpful as always.

    I personally have no problem giving over and above when required and am more than used to this from the previous roles where staying late was the norm rather than the exception. I personally would much prefer a shorter break and finish earlier but I guess if its a requirement of the job its not a dealbreaker. If I get on the panel and offered that is!


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 ✭✭✭ clara1201


    Any movement on the 2018 panel?

    Have you emailed panel placing recently. ive emailed and phoned and i have been given no update as to where i am now on the panel. yesterday i was told that they wouldnt tell me as if they gave me a place it could change again in an hour. Frustrating


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 ✭✭✭ Anon31985


    For those still on the 2018 panel do you have to apply again in case the panel expires before you get placed? Excuse the silly question I'm new to this process.

    Has anyone had their interviews? Hope it went well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 ✭✭✭ clara1201


    Anon31985 wrote: »
    For those still on the 2018 panel do you have to apply again in case the panel expires before you get placed? Excuse the silly question I'm new to this process.

    Has anyone had their interviews? Hope it went well.

    Yes if the panel expires before you are placed then thats it. i interviewed today. tough interview. tougher than last time for sure.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 38 ✭✭✭ Anon31985


    Thanks that is what I thought alright.
    Did you find it very tough. Sometimes things turn out better than we think. Fingers crossed for you and sure you never know you might get lucky and get a call off the 2018 panel before these interviews are over.


  • Registered Users Posts: 145 ✭✭ BobCat123


    Does anyone know when interviews end/results to be issued?

    Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 236 ✭✭ Sprites


    BobCat123 wrote: »
    Does anyone know when interviews end/results to be issued?

    Thanks

    Interviews end on 19th July.

    Anyones guess as to when results would be issued.


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 ✭✭✭ Anon31985


    The email said interviews until the 19th so after that then. How'd you get on bobcat?


  • Registered Users Posts: 361 ✭✭ Emma2019


    clara1201 wrote: »
    Yes if the panel expires before you are placed then thats it. i interviewed today. tough interview. tougher than last time for sure.

    What was particularly tough about it? I've no idea what to expect at all!


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 ✭✭✭ clara1201


    Emma2019 wrote: »
    What was particularly tough about it? I've no idea what to expect at all!

    The last time seemed more basic stuck to examples. questions alot more detailed this time. Both panels were tough i believe. Mine included an external HR individual, like a dofg with a bone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 361 ✭✭ Emma2019


    clara1201 wrote: »
    The last time seemed more basic stuck to examples. questions alot more detailed this time. Both panels were tough i believe. Mine included an external HR individual, like a dofg with a bone.

    Ugh, dreading it now.

    Did they give any idea of when you'd hear?


  • Registered Users Posts: 361 ✭✭ Emma2019


    Also were they all questions related to your competency examples or did they ask you general tax questions or anything left field?

    Thanks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 377 ✭✭ ThumbTaxed


    Who was the interview board?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 38 ✭✭✭ Anon31985


    I wish it was next week already and I had my interview over and done with.
    How long did the interviews go on for?


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