My vetting took 6 months - never lived outside Ireland or in any other home.
Thats very long was that in dublin ?
Do you like it now your working in ags
Thank you I feel a bit better now that it is common to be so long
how long does it usually take to get the result of an interview?
it varies .. but within 2 weeks
Saulgudman, I did it nearly 2 years ago. I left private sector (I was slightly different in that I loved my job) but moving meant being down a great deal of money each week. I was so conflicted. It was the best decision I made. The work/life balance even without flexi has made so much difference to my life. I’ve worked all through the pandemic but it’s been so different to the private sector. That knot in your tummy you get in the private sector every time you log in because you know how busy you will be, how stressed your week will be, how organised you have to be to finish tasks. That’s just not there. If your struggling or have too much work people will actually help you. I’ve yet to meet anyone that has not helped me. I’m so glad I made the move and I hope you will be too. (Ps this is not to say you won’t be busy, it’s just not pressurised busy).
I placed in the mid teens OOM for my first choice location in the Midlands for the EO competition after doing the etray so I'd expect to be interviewed at some stage... I'd have to take a 30% pay cut from my private sector job were I to accept an EO grade job offer so its interesting to read people's experiences in switching from the private sector to the public sector and the improvement in the work/life balance
In my experience it’s worth the loss of money. When you switch off that’s it. I’ve had no problems getting holidays for when I needed them, anything I’ve asked for help wise has been provided. At the start the money adjustment was a bit daunting but you know what, you get used to it again and to be honest I wouldn’t change it. I know I’ll have a job regardless of what happens and I’ll be thankful for it and work hard. And there’s loads of opportunities to move around.
hopefully you’ll have the same experience.
Hi Everyone, I just got an email from public jobs saying I placed 1 in batch 12 for Laois, can anyone advise if / when I might get a job offer and what department it is most likely to be?
Hello. Has anyone any idea what batch and oom Cork is on? Thanks a mill
I only got a OOM, no batch number. I’m on the Cork panel
The Department of Agriculture is in Laois so possibly there. You should get a job offer within the next 2/3 weeks, then reference checks, Garda vetting etc.
Hi, I got oom 128 on batch 32 for Dublin. I am worried that they will move on to the next batch before I get an offer due to my oom being quite high. Has anyone with a number similar to 128 got an offer? Thanks
My batch number is in the Our Ref line - only noticed it on my third look at the message on
Hi has anyone appealed an interview decision for CO 2020. I got results and I am shocked by them. I thought I did good at interview. I have done 2 tco comptancy based interviews and felt this one was better but scored very badly and I am so upset.
Oh crikey, I’ll have to look again
I’m dreading going for interview (when I’m called) if they’re going to be that harsh 😱😱
I believe you can ask for feedback on your interview. In saying that, I asked for feedback once and got a one liner back. 🙄
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts"
I am going to ask for feedback whether that makes any difference. They were tough interviewers but I felt I answered questions clearly as based in on my work in DSP and DPER. I was interrupted a few times and didn't get a chance to finish.
But answered questions as clearly as I could.
Hi, I am so sorry to hear that. You should definitely appeal the decision.
New co campaign launching on Thursday the 18th
Good for you - I hope you get some satisfaction.
I was criticised on this forum in the past after 'moaning' about the fact that my daughter, despite working at the time as a Temporary Clerical Officer in a civil service department that were keen to 'keep her on' if she was successful in the Clerical Officer campaign, failed her CO interview. She'd also worked as a TCO in another tough department a couple of years previously while at college, and was rated as a good employee there (I know because I ended up joining that section myself a while afterwards, and supervisors said they would have been happy to have her on a permanent basis).
Really ?. What does this mean for people waiting to be called on the current campaign.
Thanks for this 👍👍
It will take some time to get the 2022 panel formed and until then people will still be called from the current panel.
Would the return to work from home advice delay recruitment i wonder?
I’d say so Jaffa. I think that’s why the panels are so slow moving too