Job Selection Process
The following steps are a general guideline of what you may expect when applying for a position within Landgate.
Step 1 — Submit your Application on Time
Now that you have considered what we are looking for and what we can offer you, your application will give us a chance to see what you can offer us against the work related requirements (selection consideration) listed in either the Job Description Form or the Role Statement.
As we are really keen to select the most suitable applicant for the position we will not be tardy. To increase the efficiency of our recruitment processes all applications are received via an online application process. Be sure to read the instructions carefully upon clicking the ‘apply for job’ button on the advertisement.
Step 2 — You Made the Shortlist
If you have been successful in making the shortlist, we will contact you for an interview within two weeks of the application closing date.
If you were not successful this time, do not despair. At the end of our selection process you may contact Landgate for constructive feedback. This feedback may prove helpful in securing a position with us in the future.
Step 3 — The Interview
Face to face interviews are usually conducted with the person who would likely become your direct supervisor, one other person who knows the job and in some cases a third independent person also forms part of the selection panel.
When we contact you about the interview you may ask how many people will be on the selection panel and who those people are.
The interview is a chance for us all to meet and consider each other in a relaxing and non-threatening environment. We are likely to ask you a few questions that are related to the work related requirements. These questions are likely to be behavioural based describing certain situations and requiring you to describe what you have done and the outcomes you have achieved in this type of scenario in the past.
Where it is relevant to the job you are applying for, you may be asked to bring work samples and/or give a presentation, and in some cases the initial screening may take place over the phone. Notably, any variation of this kind will either be clearly displayed on the job advertisement or you will be advised by phone or in writing.
Step 4 — Referee Checks
Before appointing candidates we check with referees who have previously worked with you about your ability to do the job. Where it is appropriate the job advertisement may request that you nominate a specific type of referee such as a colleague, customer or subordinate.
Step 5 — Decision Time
Finally, we gather all the evidence we have collected throughout the entire process from beginning to end, and determine the candidates who have proven to meet the selection consideration. Where there is more than one suitable applicant we will assess the individuals against the work related requirements as well as the business and diversity needs of our agency.
So although you may feel you did not do as well in your interview, it does not necessarily mean you won’t have a chance.
We will notify all applicants in writing, including those applicants who did not get shortlisted, of our final decision normally within one week of the interviews finishing.
Step 6 — I Got the Job!
Congratulations! You have been selected as a Landgate team member. Welcome to an exciting new workplace that will provide you with a healthy balance between work and lifestyle.
Step 7 — Feedback
If you were not successful this time, you can telephone the contact person nominated in your letter for constructive feedback. This information may be valuable to you for your future job opportunities