I applied for passport officer. I know a lot of ppl apply.
Any tips on how to get noticed?
Jan 10th, 2019 11:58 pm
Jan 11th, 2019 5:52 am
Jan 11th, 2019 10:03 pm
To have a higher chance of getting screened in, your Cover Letter must provide as much details as possible for each of the areas they ask for. Applying for jobs in the public service is not like the private sector where they discourage long cover letters. The cover letter is your only chance to show how you meet the qualifications they are looking for. If you think that "I'll wait for the interview and wow them", you'll never get that chance. You have to be specific in how your skills or experience matches exactly what they ask for, so you have to word your submission to make it fit whatever the poster says that they require. The HR department receives thousands of submissions and will not waste time on those applications that do not meet the criteria they set out.
Jan 12th, 2019 3:27 am
Jan 12th, 2019 9:01 am
I mean, not in my experience. Ottawa, yeah 100% but for everywhere else, needing French really isn’t a prerequisite (coming from a former Fed who had worked in 4 different roles).
Jan 13th, 2019 9:58 pm
Jan 14th, 2019 10:17 am
We are in Ottawa and my husband and several of his friends have gotten federal government jobs without knowing French within the past couple of years. It really depends on the job, even here in Ottawa.
Mar 1st, 2019 10:34 pm
Mar 1st, 2019 10:49 pm
Which makes you think how small the pool of Canadians are able to work in top levels of government. How many people are bilingual, and of those how many are competent to do the job and make decisions.
Mar 2nd, 2019 12:12 am
Jesus...did your wife/gf leave you or something? lolRhylock wrote: ↑Mar 1st, 2019 10:34 pmI quit the federal government.
I don't know why you want to apply, it's a shitty boring job and most places turn you into a pile of garbage in the end. Most workers are overweight. Your skills will rot away and their technology and pay system is trash. You will not get paid properly, and most supervisors are not trained properly. You will learn nothing. You think too short-term. When the economy changes and the high-tech automation take over, your skill set will be so worthless, you will be stuck in government while everyone else will have an edge on you. Would you work for Amazon or the Federal Government?
Passport Canada is one of the lowest ranking departments within the government and you want to work there? Why. Do you even know why they always hiring? Because people QUIT. You are just their replacement. High-turnover.
I never knew you would be so fearful, but I guess the government is for you. A job where you do not think, you do your "job" get a paycheck and move on with life without doing anything impactful for society.
I am disappointed in you.
SNC Lavalin bull shit, Phoenix Pay System, Blueprint 2020 failure, the lack of younger workers entering into government, the LACK of TALENT inside the government. This is a sinking ship waiting to be blown into the stone age.
But if you want tips sure. Make sure to type a wonderful answer to each question using specific examples of you showing how you did the task in the paragraph. The more you type the better. The computer will pick up phrases while the HR person will read to make sure you sound like you know your shit.
I had enough when I met my overweight supervisors who tried to force me to quit because I was more talented, stronger, faster, than younger than they were. **** petty fat losers trying to hold on to their jobs because they feel threaten by the younger generation. They had nothing to teach me, tried to control me, and lecture on me how to move up. They bullied those who would not listen, and rewarded those who were "yes men". Ideas to improve the system were ignored. You tell me, you really want to go into the federal government? I saw good people quit because of them. We had management who only cared about the numbers to make themselves look good to move up, ignoring and neglecting the clients and workers who do the work. They do not care about morale, teamwork, mentorship, and making the workplace a better place.
But sure, do it, work for the federal government. If you are a mom or a dad with children, you are ready to go. But if your a young ambitious and talented person, you are wasting your time. I joined thinking Blueprint 2020 was a real thing, turns out it's just some sham used to attract naive young graduates into a job that would ruin their careers. The only reason you want to join the government is that only 1% of the population works for them. We have 280,000 Federal Employees out of the Canadian Population of 37Mil (37,000,000). This is why you think we are GLAMAROUS, we are NOT. [Blueprint 2020 was a movement to modernize the government and get more young people into the government]
I wasted my time opening mail coming out of school and entering the useless information into the computer because the government was so cheap not to automate the shit years ago. Opening **** MAIL as a UNIVERSITY graduate. While the rest of the world is busy using the latest technology with CRM (Customer Relationship Management) application systems and modern tools. Do we live in the 90s?
It's pathetic what the federal government has become. I am ashamed of even calling myself a former federal employee.
Decent Pay Check for Entry-Mid Level
Outdated Technology (Slow ass internet, software that is broken and does not even work, you cannot bring your own mouse and keyboard [PRIVACY BREACH]) A privacy breach is any potential that info can be stolen in the office. **** WE HAVE SMARTPHONES, EVERYTHING IS A PRIVACY BREACH.
Rotting your skillset
Your salary will be overtaken in 5-10 years in the private sector
Phoenix Pay System (Not getting paid properly, UNDERPAID, OVERPAID (YOU RETURN THE MONEY), OR NOT PAID AT ALL)
No Career Growth (Same shit different day)
Boring Job with little or no thinking.
Becoming a fatass.
If you saw SNC Lavalin B.S, do not worry, that shit is everywhere in the Federal Government. Friends of Friends being promoted, Family members being helped out to get in, and Supervisors trying to sabotage people. You thought the private sector was bad? Wait until you join the federal government. The private world may be ruthless but it is at least honest and kind, in the federal government everyone is a two-sided clown. Remember 70% of Jobs are Private, the 'Federal' Government Represents 1% of the Population.
How would I know? All my "coworkers" who were close to me, stopped talking to me when I was no longer useful to them because they all thought I would be helpful to their career*. The types of people who are in the federal government are just garbage because they all think they "made it" because everyone has this perception government jobs are "KING". Get rid of this perception of government and appreciate the private sector.
If you work here I want you to take a deep realization, that it may be true private stinks, but I ensure you, the top 20% of private companies are a lot better than the bottom 50%. And, the top 20% of private firms are 100x better than the Federal Government.
I have several people at my previous department still stuck doing mail AFTER years of service (we are talking about 6-10). It is so hard to leave because they push your salary so high after 5 years doing a useless and worthless job. The only way to quit is to take a lower paying job in the private sector because you do not have any skills to move on. DO NOT PUT YOURSELF IN THAT SITUATION.
Take it from me, do not go. You will be ruined.
P.S Good Luck.
Mar 2nd, 2019 12:34 am
Mar 2nd, 2019 9:41 am
Poor university graduate had to open mail - sniff, sniff. Who gives a crap if you went to university. Did you expect to walk in the door and they were going to give you the corner office with with a view? You start at the bottom doing shit work and work your way up. You have a lot to learn.Rhylock wrote: ↑Mar 2nd, 2019 12:34 amNope, just giving the man an honest answer. I swear because I do not like changing my words into "politically correct" language for something important such as choosing a career. People should know what goes on inside the Federal Government, and only 1% of the population works there, so it is best I give the most "responsible" answer possible because there probably won't be one. Many people love sugar coating or giving "politically correct" answers because they are afraid of the consequences of being honest. I personally am not.
Also, working in the feds, many people love using "politically correct" language, they are very deceiving. Another thing you should be careful about. No one is honest there.
Also, did you know people who swear a lot are 'probably' more honest? And, "[a] 2015 study concluded that intelligent people tend to use more swear words." (Read the article below)
https://globalnews.ca/news/3160474/peop ... ont-study/
Most people who do not swear are either dishonest or just plain dumb and cover their lack of intelligence with complicated words to make them sound smart. Very easy to read those guys and I **** hate them.
Mar 2nd, 2019 9:48 am
I do not care, I worked with several other government departments outside of the Federal level. I was making 65k (more than most of my supervisors in the feds and DOING MORE than they were) out of school when I graduated and only came back home to Toronto because my mom was ill. Provincial systems were far beyond advanced, and the work was modern.bellagirl wrote: ↑Mar 2nd, 2019 9:41 amPoor university graduate had to open mail - sniff, sniff. Who gives a crap if you went to university. Did you expect to walk in the door and they were going to give you the corner office with with a view? You start at the bottom doing shit work and work you're way up. You have a lot to learn.
First thing you need to learn is how to play the game.
Mar 2nd, 2019 10:27 am
Thanks for the laugh!Rhylock wrote: ↑Mar 2nd, 2019 9:48 amI do not care, I worked with several other government departments outside of the Federal level. I was making 65k (more than most of my supervisors in the feds and DOING MORE than they were) out of school when I graduated and only came back home to Toronto because my mom was ill. Provincial systems were far beyond advanced, and the work was modern.
You are just some old bloke you cannot stand knowing there are some people who are better than you. I know how to play the game, I QUIT and got a better job outside the government and I am sharing my experience with the "Federal" level to make sure NO ONE works for this crapshoot of a government.
Do you think you can lecture me? Pathetic.
Let me tell you something. There is a kid who is smarter than you, stronger than you, more vocal than you, and not to mention much more ruthless than you. Do you really think I was dumb enough to "play the game" in a dying place? Wasting my youth with complete fat garbage?
Do you want to play? Sure, let's play, I am 100% I will crush you in almost anything.
You can have the job, I would not care, 5-10 years down the line you will be stuck in the useless career path when all the tech companies come into Canada.
I already wrote why I quit, there is no future at the federal level. But you can have it.
Again, this is the type of people who work in the Federal Government, you see what I mean?
These old people have this mentality of "pay your dues" and it is utter bullshit. @ https://lifehacker.com/paying-your-dues ... 1686938587
Pay your dues is another way of saying, I am not talented enough to compete with you, so I will insert this artificial barrier to stop talented people from stomping all over you.
I believe in talent alone. If you're talented you deserve to get a job that is EQUAL to your talents. If that is not true, it explains why Trudeau is an utter useless PM who allowed the SNC Lavalin **** up to happen. He is a talentless PM who got what he deserved, a bitter end.
It is so easy to judge your age. Your 40-60 and believe in this archaic idea of pointless "pay your dues" because you had to deal with it when you were younger. Sorry lady, welcome to the 21st century. The 21st century has 21st rules. It is no different than comparing your useless LAN phones back in the day with today's smartphones. The younger generation will crush you.
We are more educated than you, smarter than you, faster than you, more tech-savvy than you. You are just out-dated trash waiting to retire.
The next time you bring the "pay your dues" bullshit into a discussion you BETTER be damn sure you have the talent and credentials to back it up, lady.
Mar 2nd, 2019 10:41 am
Not really, I am just disappointed that people like you exist. You are the reason why younger people leave the government.