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[OP]
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Jun 12, 2005
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Ford/iard

Did anyone else get accepted? If so, have you heard back from hiring departments?
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Newbie
Mar 11, 2009
11 posts
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Toronto
Hi, I got accepted but I haven't heard from the hiring department. I was told I am available from June onwards so that could be the reason. Also I was told that they start in May.
Member
May 18, 2006
407 posts
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Etobicoke
they have a day when the depts are allowed to call you.
make sure TBS has the correct phone number/email address for you...

if you're rated high enough on the list, you'll be called in the first few days.

if you're rated lower, it can take upto 3 months.

the pool is valid for a year, so the dept can grab you anytime within 12 months..

so dont hold your breath too long!

Guju - working with 2 other FORD's who got to move back to Toronto..
Newbie
Mar 11, 2009
11 posts
4 upvotes
Toronto
Hi, can you tell us how difficult the subsequent interviews are and if there are any positions in Toronto,or how to move back to Toronto. Also how important is the GPA one needs to maintain.
Member
May 18, 2006
407 posts
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Etobicoke
therock12345 wrote:
Apr 14th, 2009 11:48 am
Hi, can you tell us how difficult the subsequent interviews are and if there are any positions in Toronto,or how to move back to Toronto. Also how important is the GPA one needs to maintain.
round 2 interviews (back in the days) was based on personality. you're not goin for a Big 4 job, where you're going to be worked HARD.
This is an ENTRY LEVEL government job, where youre the kid in the group. (sorry for not sugar coating the reality)

Jobs in Toronto? - if you go to Ottawa to work, plan to stay there for 4 years. then considering coming back. There is ZERO job growth in Toronto. Whereas the possibility to climb the ranks in Ottawa are easier.

GPA - no clue. I graduated 4 years before i applied to the FORD program.
[OP]
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Jun 12, 2005
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I forgot to ask...

Has anyone heard of a candidate in the program that did not receive a job offer?
Banned
Jan 20, 2009
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I received an offer but declined. GPA and good co-op experience open many doors.
Newbie
Mar 11, 2009
11 posts
4 upvotes
Toronto
I don't mind staying in Ottawa for a while. Also, being the kid in the group is not a bad thing especially if you have less responsibility. The more responsibility the more chances one will screw up specially new grads who have less clue what to do.
Newbie
Apr 19, 2009
22 posts
3 upvotes
Toronto
hii..

ok listen... i got selected for interivew.. but its been more than 6 weeks i got no reply.. do they contact by email or phone? hows the second interview like?.. if u get a called for second interview.. are u guranteed a position or results of second interview matter? kindly reply!!
Newbie
Sep 29, 2008
3 posts
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Ottawa
So you had the first screening interview, but you haven't had a response yet?

I had the first screening interview in the middle of March.
Received an email in the first week of April notifying me of my interview result. I think it came in my junk folder (don't remember) so you can check yours out.

If not found you can always email them and check I guess.
Newbie
Apr 19, 2009
22 posts
3 upvotes
Toronto
no..im selected.. interview was successful..
but now.. like what NOW?..its been 6 weeks..like when will they contact.. whether theyll contact by email or phone.. and what is the importance of the second interview?wahts the second interview like?..etc
Member
May 18, 2006
407 posts
28 upvotes
Etobicoke
darknight_87 wrote:
Apr 20th, 2009 1:29 am
no..im selected.. interview was successful..
but now.. like what NOW?..its been 6 weeks..like when will they contact.. whether theyll contact by email or phone.. and what is the importance of the second interview?wahts the second interview like?..etc
you've been ranked by Treasury Board. (first interview)
if you're highly ranked, someone will call you quickly. (1-2 weeks)
if you're mid-ranked, you're in the 2nd round (2-3 months)
3rd round - good luck!


Azxster wrote:
Apr 14th, 2009 5:12 pm
I forgot to ask...

Has anyone heard of a candidate in the program that did not receive a job offer?
They place about 500 people in the Pool (so that they can represent diversity of region, race, education, etc), but i'm guessing they're hiring 100-150 people. So keep that in mind. its still a competitive process..

Where else do you start with:
~$45,000+
Full Benefits
Full Pension
Moving allowance
CMA/CGA fees/dues
Zero chance of getting fired??

I've met people who quit their jobs at Big 4 firms, to take a FORD/IARD placement with the government.
In 3 years, they're responsible for 10x more than they would ever do at a big 4 firm.
Newbie
Apr 19, 2009
22 posts
3 upvotes
Toronto
I see.. valuable info.
So hows the second interview like?.. what do they ask and stuff?..
Do they conduct reference check from your previous employers?
If you are not contacted for 3 months, is it ok for us to contact them ?..
How much preference is given to individuals with experience?..
Newbie
Mar 11, 2009
11 posts
4 upvotes
Toronto
I was asked when I am available from. So I guess they will start consideration from after that date. Also they said they have two main times for 2nd interviews. In April and September.
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