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Interviews at The City of Edinburgh Council

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at The City of Edinburgh Council.

Interview experience

Based on 133 interviews
Average

Interview difficulty

Based on 131 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 123 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at The City of Edinburgh Council

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 5.

Interview process length
About a day or two
28%
More than one month
24%
About a week
23%
About two weeks
15%
About a month
11%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
55%
Background check
31%
Group interview
22%
Phone call/screening
17%
Problem solving exercises
17%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
1%
Drug test
1%
They have no interview
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at The City of Edinburgh Council

  • The interview process was simple but a little daunting walking into a room with 4 people interviewing you.
    Shared on 14 August 2018 - Early Years Practitioner - Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
  • Very thorough
    Shared on 11 January 2018 - Respite Carer - Edinburgj
  • You will fill out an application, once you have filled out your application and send it away you should receive an email after the jobs closing date has ended, this email will tell you if you have bee…
    Shared on 4 July 2017 - Student -South Queensferry Nursery - Queensferry
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Interview questions at The City of Edinburgh Council

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Basic care interview. Scenarios and such.
    Shared on 9 October 2021 - Domestic Assistant - Edinburgh
  • Are trustworthy good time keeping flexible
    Shared on 16 February 2020 - Edinburgh, Care Assistant - Edinburgh
  • About cosh and hasp
    Shared on 30 November 2019 - Dinner Lady assistant - Balerno, City of Edinburgh

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Interview tips at The City of Edinburgh Council

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)48%
  • Formal (business suit)30%
  • They didn’t have a dress code14%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)6%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at The City of Edinburgh Council

  • Give good examples of work cases, also make sure you do research on job applying for.
    Shared on 14 October 2018 - Housing officer - Edinburgh

The first interview at The City of Edinburgh Council

How candidates got an interview
  • Paper application33%
  • Other21%
  • Other online job site13%
  • Recruiter contacted me13%
  • I called them12%

How candidates received their first interview at The City of Edinburgh Council

  • I done a Career ready internship with the council through school.
    Shared on 5 September 2019 - Arts and Creative Learning Team - Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
  • Myjobscotland application
    Shared on 29 January 2019 - Community Support Worker - Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
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