The first thing to do is to review your resume. It is an outline of your career so far and is a potential basis for questions in the interview. Be prepared to provide details and expand upon the key points. Try to map out some potential interview questions using the STAR format—this is the format preferred by most Sarkari organisations.
Do your research on the role in question. In the public sector a lot of information about organizations is published on the internet. Documents of particular interest are the Statement of Intent and the Annual Report. Find the answers to the following questions:
Who will be on the interview panel?
What sort of organization are they and what do they do?
What exactly will the job involve?
What sort of person do you think they want?
How can you best fit your skills to match the job?All Government departments and ministries have their own website and you can find Government Jobs openings there. You will be able to learn a lot about the work culture and expectations from reading through their website. (To check you’re looking at a Sarkari Naukri website, check to see if it the URL ends with .govt.nz ) You should also be able to get a good idea of the structure of the department and the services it provides.
If you still aren’t certain about something before you enter the interview, ask your recruitment consultant! They’re a specialist in Sarkari jobs and they’ll be able to help you out with any concerns.
On the day, use a firm handshake, smile and direct eye contact. First impressions count. Try not to be nervous. Remember: the first thing they want to do is like you.
Bring extra copies of your CV, letters of recommendation, references, performance evaluations, etc. Make sure your paperwork is organized and complete.
Prepare some questions to ask at the end of the interview. These questions will always be dependent on the sort of job you are going for, so if possible ask questions that demonstrate that you have done the research on the role, and prove you have an interest and knowledge of government.