IMG_1001Our last blog covered the basics of what you can expect if you are invited for a job interview at RGU. This time, we’re going to tell you a bit more about some specific aspects of our interviewing process and procedures.

We explained in the last blog about our behavioural interviewing approach (you may also know this as ‘competency-based interviewing). However, for some roles (cleaners in particular) we recruit two or three times a year, via Recruitment/Selection Days with a brief discussion and some basic skills exercises. However, most other roles do involve a more traditional interview with behaviour/competency-style questioning.

We are often asked if we use psychometric testing. The answer is that we do sometimes use it for supervisory, customer facing and management roles, using Thomas International’s psychometric testing tools.

If you are invited to an interview for an academic position, then, as you’d probably expect, you will often be asked to make a presentation to the interviewing panel.

Senior management roles usually involve an intensive selection procedure, with traditional interviews, presentations, tours of the university and meetings with potential peers.

We also ask you to note that although it is a superb, indeed beautiful place to work, Garthdee Campus can be a difficult place to park at times. If your interview is at Garthdee, you will need to acquire a Visitor Pass from the nearest University reception desk to display in your car window. Allow plenty of time!

If you are about to attend an interview we wish you luck and if you do have any questions about our processes and procedures, please do let us know in advance.