Interviews are generally conducted in person at the University by an appointment committee; telephone or teleconference interviews are also sometimes used. You can expect to be interviewed by three or more people depending on the position. Interviews normally take place during the University's normal office hours of 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, New Zealand time. Special arrangements are often made to accommodate time differences in the case of phone or teleconference interviews with overseas candidates. All interview questions will be focused on the position for which you have applied. The same broad questions will be asked of all candidates.
To prepare for the interview questions you should:
Candidates may opt to bring family members or friends to the interview. This option is made available in advance on the application form. Please advise the HRM Division (email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 07 838 4003), prior to the interview, of the number who will be attending so that appropriate seating arrangements can be made. Whanau members or support people will be welcomed and will have the opportunity to respond. The interview structure will be as follows:
Applicants and whanau members or support people may speak in either English or Māori.
You may be asked to participate in additional job-related selection processes. Depending on the nature of the particular position, these may include:
You may also have the opportunity to tour the workplace and/or meet with staff or students. You will be given advance notice of any additional selection processes. These types of activities are aimed at broadening the selection process and examining skills that are not easily evaluated through interview questions.
When a vacancy has been advertised in the press media outside the relevant campus region but in the region in which the candidate normally lives, the University will meet approved travel and accommodation costs for applicants attending an interview (but not for whanau or other support people). Reimbursement of mileage, where applicable, will be at 62 cents per kilometre or the nominal rental car rate or the equivalent air fare, whichever is the lowest.