Sample Civil Service Strength-Based Interview Question
Two of the stages you will have to navigate is an online and face-to-face interview. During the interviews you will be assessed against two different types of interview questions; behavioural and strength-based questions.
The strength-based questions are more about what people enjoy, and less focused on work related performance. Although there are no right or wrong answers you should be honest in your approach, and consider how you can link your responses to the role being applied for.
Q.Tell me about yourself and the skills and qualities you have that are a match for this civil service role?
I am someone who is disciplined and takes great pride in their work, and the professional standards that I always make sure I work to. I am hard-working, I have strong values, and I am confident, resilient and focused in difficult and challenging situations. When faced with problems, I always approach these in an analytical manner and am decisive when making decisions. Outside of work, I keep myself fit and active and I like to lead a relatively healthy lifestyle. In this role, I understand you need to be vigilant, resilient, remain calm in difficult situations and also be capable following strict rules and procedures. I believe the skills, the attributes and the experience I have gained in life so far would enable me to be competent in this civil service role. If I am given the opportunity to undertake this role, which has been an ambition of mine for some time now, I will be a great team worker, I will learn the role quickly, and I will always perform my duties to the highest standards and efficiently possible.