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Interdepartmental Higher Executive Officer 2020 - (Serving Civil Servants ONLY)

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  • Forthebuzz wrote: »
    The last Interdepartmental they shortlisted after stage one results were out, stage two was shortlisting, stage 3 was supervised test (assessment centre) and stage 4 was interview and presentation

    You're right, I just checked my old publicjobs messages.




  • I would love if they shortlisted first.... it would let you know if you form is actually good enough before bothering stressing about the online test! And would make the interview process alot faster considering the smaller amount of candidates available

    Or that you don’t have to submit the form until after initial shortlisting.




  • Does anybody know if these tests will be recorded




  • neevobeevo wrote: »
    Can anyone please recommend a test package to buy in preparation for the tests?


    I used this company for the last AP competition and fond it useful. Did really well on the test but I got shot down on the lack of management of large teams.

    https://www.jobtestprep.co.uk/irish-civil-service-higher-executive-officer-prep




  • hellr wrote: »
    Does anybody know if these tests will be recorded

    They normally don’t record them for the first round. Some competitions in the past have recorded them when they redo them rather than bring people into the PAS office to redo them.


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  • hellr wrote: »
    Does anybody know if these tests will be recorded

    For the 2020 EO competition the tests were recorded and afaik it was only one test due to covid.




  • Brera wrote: »
    I used this company for the last AP competition and fond it useful. Did really well on the test but I got shot down on the lack of management of large teams.

    https://www.jobtestprep.co.uk/irish-civil-service-higher-executive-officer-prep

    When you got to the actual AP did you find that they were both really similar?




  • Not sure if it’s allowed but would anybody be interested in sharing a jobs prep sub for a month




  • When you got to the actual AP did you find that they were both really similar?

    These roles and exams are poles apart.




  • hellr wrote:
    Not sure if it’s allowed but would anybody be interested in sharing a jobs prep sub for a month

    Absolutely


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  • whampiri wrote: »
    These roles and exams are poles apart.

    I’m aware but my question was whether he found the practice exams for AP similar to the actual AP exams. I’m still trying to decide whether to buy practice exams so would like to know if they’re good or not?




  • I’m aware but my question was whether he found the practice exams for AP similar to the actual AP exams. I’m still trying to decide whether to buy practice exams so would like to know if they’re good or not?

    Sorry, I thought you were looking to compare the AO/HEO exams to the AP exams.

    The AP exams are quite a bit harder than the examples, however the sample questions are useful to understand the format that the questions will take and the layout of information.




  • When you got to the actual AP did you find that they were both really similar?

    They weren’t completely similar but it did give a good grounding and an idea of what to expect.




  • Kenevil wrote: »
    For the 2020 EO competition the tests were recorded and afaik it was only one test due to covid.

    There was only one on line test/assessment and it was recorded - participants were asked to record their surroundings before and after test and present there ID before the recording
    No one was bought in to PAS to do a supervised test.
    EO Interviews were also done on line via Zoom




  • I just got a message with pre-test material for stage 1(a). Stage 1(a) aptitude tests will be from 3rd Feb until 10th Feb at 3pm.




  • Thanks, I see that too. Ugh, tests...




  • It’s being recorded too ! 🙄




  • I see it is a new test provider being used? Don't think I have done one previously with adaptive questioning




  • Forthebuzz wrote: »
    I see it is a new test provider being used? Don't think I have done one previously with adaptive questioning

    Definitely different.
    Am I understanding it right, there's no time limit but time will count towards your final mark?




  • Brera wrote: »
    I used this company for the last AP competition and fond it useful. Did really well on the test but I got shot down on the lack of management of large teams.

    https://www.jobtestprep.co.uk/irish-civil-service-higher-executive-officer-prep

    With the different test provider being used, or possibly different form of tests, anybody know if the recommendation here is still valid?


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  • eroc79 wrote: »
    Definitely different.
    Am I understanding it right, there's no time limit but time will count towards your final mark?

    That's my reading of it yes




  • With the different test provider being used, or possibly different form of tests, anybody know if the recommendation here is still valid?

    It’s hard to know but at the bottom of page they make reference to Sova.

    “Irish Civil Service, Sova, cut-e and other trademarks are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of the trademark holders are affiliated with JobTestPrep or this website.”

    Has anyone heard of Sova being used in other campaigns ?




  • Have never done a test like this before but it sounds similar to the tests for the recent EO campaign. I'm raging because I always did well at the cut-e tests!




  • Anyone have any reservations showing a private company your ID and a panoramic view of a private dwelling? And being compelled to do so?




  • corny wrote: »
    Anyone have any reservations showing a private company your ID and a panoramic view of a private dwelling? And being compelled to do so?

    No, there's very obvious legitimate reasons for having to show ID and a panoramic view of the room you're doing the test in. And you can do it in whatever room you want, you could sit on the toilet and show them your shower and wash hand basin if you wanted!! And nobody is compelled to complete the tests.




  • Wonder why you need a level 7 diploma for the EO comp, but for the HEO you only seem to require two years in the service and people management experience.

    Doesn't seem right? Or am i missing something?

    I don't recall it stating in the information booklet (HEO) anything about formal education requirements etc..




  • Wonder why you need a level 7 diploma for the EO comp, but for the HEO you only seem to require two years in the service and people management experience.

    Doesn't seem right? Or am i missing something?

    I don't recall it stating in the information booklet (HEO) anything about formal education requirements etc..

    Because the EO is an open competition and inter d so if you don't have 2 yrs service you need a diploma. The HEO is inter d only so you need 2 yrs service and management experience.




  • Kenevil wrote: »
    Because the EO is an open competition and inter d so if you don't have 2 yrs service you need a diploma. The HEO is inter d only so you need 2 yrs service and management experience.

    I appreciate that Ken, i was more curious as to why the instance on having a level 7 for EO rtaher than HEO, I would have thought a HEO would need certain qualifications to match the experience.

    Just curious




  • I appreciate that Ken, i was more curious as to why the instance on having a level 7 for EO rtaher than HEO, I would have thought a HEO would need certain qualifications to match the experience.

    Just curious

    You don't need a diploma for the inter d element of the EO just 2 yrs service


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  • Kenevil wrote: »
    You don't need a diploma for the inter d element of the EO just 2 yrs service

    You need to have 1 of the following for EO because the EO is a mix of open stream and inter d


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