Interviewing Tips in Government & Public Policy

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Interviewing Advice

  • Government organizations have strict processes in handling applications – and expect to take some time to complete one.
  • Candidates should ensure that they meet the minimum requirements and that the application is thoroughly complete.
  • Interviews consist of: one-on-one, panel, phone, and/or video interviews. To prepare for the interview, research information on the organization via their website, press clippings, and networking contacts. If an interview is requested, expect a background and reference check.

Sample Government Interview Questions

  • Why do you want to work with this particular agency?
  • What makes you a good candidate for this position?
  • Can you walk me through your resume and employment history?
  • How have you communicated effectively to diverse audiences?