The Third Secretary Competition was advertised on publicjobs.ie. Firstly I completed an on-line application form. Following this a letter was sent with the date, time and place for Selection Tests. These consisted of a Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning and Job Simulation Test.
On successful completion of these tests, I was informed the next round was a group exercise and an English comprehension exercise. Having been notified I had reached the required standard in these tests, a more detailed application form was sent for completion.
The last leg of the competition was an individual interview. An e-mail, followed by a letter was the manner in which successful candidates were informed.
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