Preparing for Success in Public Service Competitions

How to Win the Job

1 days

This course is intended for employees at all levels of the organization from junior ranks to aspiring executives. It is for participants who are new to the world of public service competitions, or have been unsuccessful in past competitions, or have not competed in a while and feel rusty. For additional interview practice, you can receive two one-on-one coaching sessions with the facilitator.


This course is a must-have on your journey to securing the right position for you. Advancing your career and maximizing your impact in the federal public service requires you to master the competition process – a process that has many steps and can be demanding. The more prepared you are, the better chance you have to succeed. It is that simple! In this workshop, you will learn strategies and tips for all stages of the process. You will be equipped with the baseline tools and knowledge needed to prepare effectively for current and future competitions. The workshop is designed to help you win the job!

This course will help you prepare for the competition process, including:

Value-Added Services - Personal Coaching
Participants in this workshop have access to our facilitator and certified coach to support personalized interview practice, via two one-hour sessions of coaching, at the additional cost of $450. With this option, the total cost of $995 plus HST includes the course and coaching sessions.

Instruction Methodology: 

The course will provide tools and training to navigate every phase of the competition process complemented by short practice and demonstration sessions. Graduates will be equipped with the baseline tools and knowledge they need to prepare effectively for current and future competitions. Individual coaching is also offered at an additional cost to complement this workshop where participants can receive confidential feedback to strengthen their interview skills – see details above.

  • Getting screened in
  • Preparing for written exams
  • Acing the interview
  • Helping your references help you
  • Understanding and demonstrating knowledge vs. competencies
  • Keeping it together — stress management
  • Avoiding common pitfalls
  • Preparing and self-troubleshooting
  • Taking the sideways step — when to tap the grey market of deployments and secondments