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Job Simulation

In the Job Simulation Exercise you are presented with a range of questions related to a variety of work related scenarios, which attempt to identify what you would most likely do in a situation which you could face as an Executive Officer, Administrative Officer or Third Secretary. These situations may involve dealing with other people, working independently, and/or ensuring that a particular task is completed.

The exercises do not attempt to measure your knowledge of the Civil Service or the Diplomatic Service or its procedures nor does it attempt to measure your knowledge of what an Executive Officer, Third Secretary, Administrative Officer, etc. does. It attempts to identify what you would be most likely to do when presented with a scenario typical of what could occur in an Executive Officer, Third Secretary, Administrative Officer, etc. work situation. The scenarios have been chosen to reflect the variety of work found in the various grades.

Instructions

Your task is to choose a course of action you would most likely carry out, based on the information presented in each scenario. Please read through the following two scenarios and then choose which one of the five possible actions you would be most likely to carry out based on the information presented in the scenario. You might want to do all five actions in some scenarios and in others you might not want to do any of the suggested actions. However, you are asked to choose one action only in each case. Each answer option presented is a realistic course of action.

Please be as honest as you can in selecting your responses. You should not select an answer on the basis that it seems the right thing to say. The questions are concerned with determining your preferred course of action given a certain scenario. Choose what you think you would do based on the information provided. You should give yourself around 3 minutes to do these two practice questions.

Please note these examples are for familiarisation purposes only and feedback is not provided.

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