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Likelihood of Job Offer when on Panel?

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    Hi All,

    I received an e-mail informing me that I had been successful at interview and been placed on a panel - in the range of 10th - 15th place.

    The role was for Assistant Engineer with Dublin City Council.

    I asked a friend for advice and she said I would definitely get a job offer, it's just a matter of time. However from my own bit of research, I've now seen people state things like "You need to be the top 10 to stand any chance". The panel lasts one year.

    I'm not sure what to feel really as the advice seems conflicting and a lot of info online is also very dated.

    I'd appreciate any advice on how good my chances might realistically be and to help understand the best way forward.


  • I think it can really vary, one panel is not comparable to another. It really all depends on the circumstances of the applicants in front of you. When push comes to shove there will be people who will decline, others who will work for a while in the role and then leave and some who will stay in the role. So it depends on the individual. The only advice I can really give you is to learn from the process, request feedback and never put all your eggs in one basket. Best of luck!

  • Nobody can tell you. The more specialist the job the less people they'll hire so the greater likelihood they won't go high up the panel. However - you never know, some people might prefer a role in a different county, they might use getting on the panel to renegotiate the terms of their present job or maybe so many engineers retired they need 20 right away. Really it's impossible to know the lay of the land.