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Communications AP comp

  • 11-09-2020 11:04am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭ tea and coffee


    Did anyone apply? I got an acknowledgement but haven't heard anything since (3 weeks or so).


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,456 ✭✭✭ Lorddrakul


    Me too.

    Seems a bit slow. Might be because it is a bit more specialist.

    Patience, grasshopper :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭ tea and coffee


    How about now? Don't want to be asking those ants for any grain.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,456 ✭✭✭ Lorddrakul


    Not a dickie-bird yet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭ tea and coffee


    Huzzah!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭ tea and coffee


    Interesting that number of questions vs the AP and PO video interviews


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭ tea and coffee


    Next steps (Batman)
    It says that selection methods may include:
    Shortlisting
    Competitive preliminary interview
    Remote interview
    Completion of online questionnaire
    Presentation or other exercises
    Final competitive interview
    Work sample/ role play/ media exercise etc

    Given the wide window for video interview, I wonder if there was shortlisting. It would suggest not.

    At a guess, I would say video interview,( then possibly some sort of test) and then a live interview.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,149 ✭✭✭ beanyb


    Got my notification too. I agree that it seems like they didn't do any shortlisting, which is interesting given how long it took them to get to this stage!


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,396 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil


    Was this a Communications Manager role, or Officer/Executive? I missed it anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭ tea and coffee


    It's called Communications Manager. It's a specialist stream at AP level.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13 greensoda


    Is there anyone who applied and did not get an invite to the next round?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 46 batman007


    Tea and Coffee, thanks for letting me know about this dedicated board!

    Starting to do my prep work now for the videos. Would really love this role, more so the than the general AP role even.

    Also, does anyone have the original booklet? I can't find it anywhere.


  • Registered Users Posts: 388 ✭✭ Nekro Man


    Is this the only thread for this comp?

    I did the video questions this morning and found it hard to squeeze what I wanted to say into 3 minutes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,149 ✭✭✭ beanyb


    Did mine this morning too. The time vanished! I had timed myself going through my answers and thank god I was running a bit under the 3 minutes in those because I just hit the 3 minutes for pretty much every question in the actual video. Would have definitely run out of time if my timed answers had been 3 minutes.

    Oh well, it's over now. Fairly sure I won't qualify on the leadership question but sure we'll see!


  • Registered Users Posts: 25 ✭✭✭ MrMistoffelees


    Does anyone know how the scoring works? Do you need to meet the standard in all 4 questions? Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 46 batman007


    Does anyone know how the scoring works? Do you need to meet the standard in all 4 questions? Thanks

    Not sure on this but I'm assuming it's probably the same as the mainstream AP competition, so could be worth checking out that board!

    Good luck btw :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭ tea and coffee


    It's possible that one question is a shortlist question. Usually it's leadership but in this case possibly the communications question itself? I know in previous competitions they told you that though so maybe not.
    Yes I would have thought you need to pass all the questions.
    Given the long window, I would say maybe 400 videos, whittle to 200 maybe, then shortlist those from forms to 100 or in any event approx 100 for interview with a panel of 40 or so? With less than 20 depts, all of which already have press offices, and agencies who often have their comms at HEO, how many Communications AP would you think are needed? Hope I'm being pessimistic but with a longer panel than that, unless it's open ended, I can't see much beyond that (40 or so) being drawn even of they were to make a massive panel.
    It would be great if the panel was double that and everyone in every agency and dept was prepared to professionalise like that, here is hoping but definitely not expecting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25 ✭✭✭ MrMistoffelees


    batman007 wrote: »
    Not sure on this but I'm assuming it's probably the same as the mainstream AP competition, so could be worth checking out that board!

    Good luck btw :)

    You too. Thanks for taking the time to respond.


  • Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭✭ Lorr


    I'm new to Civil Service applications, is there generally a time frame when you can expect to hear back? I'm very much not expecting to get to any further rounds but would like to just stop thinking about it really!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭ tea and coffee


    I would say end of the year at least before a panel is formed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25 ✭✭✭ MrMistoffelees


    Lorr wrote: »
    I'm new to Civil Service applications, is there generally a time frame when you can expect to hear back? I'm very much not expecting to get to any further rounds but would like to just stop thinking about it really!

    About 3 weeks usually


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  • Registered Users Posts: 175 ✭✭ R777B


    Has anyone been onto PAS querying when applicants might hear back after the interview for this comp?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 Sobchak


    Yes. Today. They said the Board are currently reviewing the videos and as soon as that's done, they'll be in contact with results.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,149 ✭✭✭ beanyb


    I know PAS competitions are generally slow but this competition is definitely taking the cake!


  • Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭✭ Lorr


    At this rate half the applicants will have reached retirement before we hear anything


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭ tea and coffee


    It will be this Fri at 5pm.... just wait :lol:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2 Achros


    Lol :)

    Would be great to know one way or the other 're comp at this stage??


  • Registered Users Posts: 388 ✭✭ Nekro Man


    Wouldn't want to be in any kind of rush eh?


  • Registered Users Posts: 46 batman007


    Definitely not! I emailed them yesterday and received the below reply today:

    "Thank you for your email. The video interviews are still being assessed and will be for the next few weeks. Subsequently, once all videos have been assessed results will issue.

    Unfortunately, due to COVID things are taking a bit longer than usual.

    Kind regards,

    Sean Healy"


  • Registered Users Posts: 8 DublinJ1981


    Sure no news is good news right...? Hahaha...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,149 ✭✭✭ beanyb


    Finally some results!

    I didn't get through which is as expected and happy to just have this out of the back of my mind at this stage.

    Best of luck to everyone through to the next stage. Sounds like it is just a final interview from my rejection email.


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