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StatsNZ

4.2
  • #3 in Government & Public Service
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Application Process & Interviews at StatsNZ

8.6
8.6 rating for Recruitment, based on 5 reviews
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
One formal in person interview and one informal catch up.
Midlevel, Auckland
60-minute interview. Got sent data 24 hours before which I had to present at the interview.
Midlevel, Wellington
I originally started working at Stats NZ as an intern and I found the interviewing process very quick, effective and to the point. I have had experiences in the past where I'm left waiting for months to hear something back, or the people interviewing me weren't very professional. I had another interview when I applied for my permanent position and again that was handled well and went very quickly and efficiently.
Graduate, Wellington
Questions about my experience, what I'm good at, why I chose to apply here.
Intern, Wellington
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
Behavioural based questions, and skill related questions.
Midlevel, Auckland
Situational questions.
Midlevel, Wellington
I was asked questions like: 1. Show us an example of when you used your technical skills 2. Tell us about a time you were in a team and something wasn't going well, how did you handle that? 3. Why do you want to work at Stats NZ? 4. What do you want to work on while in this position and what support can we give you to do that? 5. What skills do you bring to this role?
Graduate, Wellington
Experiences, strengths & weaknesses, what department I would like to work in, and why I chose to apply here.
Intern, Wellington
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Look up the STAR method. Come prepared with a few examples.
Midlevel, Auckland
Practise the star method, etc.
Midlevel, Wellington
Be prepared, be honest, and bBe yourself. Authenticity is key, and just relax and remember to smile. No one is trying to catch you out, they just want to get to know you and see if you fit in with them, and it will give you a chance to reflect whether they fit in with what you're looking for and whether they can help you be your best self.
Graduate, Wellington
Don't be shy and go for it, Stats NZ is a great place to work.
Intern, Wellington