We will only contact applicants selected for the next steps in our recruitment process, within 21 days. All applicants will receive an email update when the competition closes.
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Congratulations! This is your opportunity to learn more about uOttawa and for us to get to know you.
What to expect
For support staff positions, an interview is typically between 30 minutes and an hour. You can expect the interview panel to be made up of two or three people. We’ll ask a combination of competency-based and technical questions related to the position.
The interview will take place in French and English, so be prepared to answer questions in both.
Here’s an example of a competency-based question regarding collaboration: “Tell us about a project that you were responsible for but had to get help from outside the team to complete. What did you do and what was the outcome?”
How to Prepare
Visit our website to learn more about uOttawa.
Find out about the position (job description, faculty or service requirements, etc.).
Think of connections between the experience on your resumé and the position.
Prepare concrete examples related to the position requirements so we can confirm that you have the required skills.
If you don’t have the exact experience for the position, keep in mind that you may have gained relevant experience for it in a different setting. Think about previous work experience that could be relevant.
If you have an in-person interview, plan your route to get there. Take into account time for parking, finding the building, etc.
Prepare a list of at least three professional references, including two direct supervisors.
Most of all, have a great attitude. Best of luck!
We treat our virtual interviews very similarly to an in-person interview. To ensure a smooth virtual interview process, here are some tips:
Make sure your internet connection is working prior to the interview. Connect at least 15 minutes before your interview time so you have time to solve any technical issues.
Find a quiet place where you can focus on the interview. This will help you to clearly understand the questions and avoid distractions.
If you have a technical issue during your interview, let your interviewers know. If you can’t continue your interview because of it, email the interview panel members included in your interview confirmation. We may have to reschedule your interview for later.
We’re committed to creating and maintaining an accessible, barrier-free work environment. We’re also committed to working with applicants with disabilities requesting accommodation during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes.
We often receive a high volume of applications for jobs at uOttawa. While we’re committed to reviewing every application, we’re unfortunately unable to meet every applicant. Only selected applicants are invited for an interview.
If you’ve applied many times and haven’t been selected, here are some helpful tips:
Make sure you’re following our application instructions. If you’re not, we might not be able to view your application.
Make sure your key documents (e.g., resumé, cover letter, portfolio) are up to date and reviewed by a peer before you submit your application.
Don’t be discouraged! Due to the high volume of applications, competition is often great. Visit our “Careers” site regularly to explore exciting opportunities at uOttawa!
Note: The majority of positions at uOttawa are unionized, and bargaining unit members receive priority in the first round.