Gov.Fail

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Once in a while I see a great civil service job which I think I should go for.  It’s not an easy decision – most jobs are based in London and my consulting life hasn’t been too shabby.  Nevertheless, picking up digital work is getting harder thanks to public service cutbacks and I am getting older – with more dependencies!

The upside is that I get to try the new Beta at https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/.  It works pretty well, the addition of interview “feedback” is particularly nice.  Sadly there is no room for ‘standard CV’s’ in the application process.  Moreover, it still took an age between the closing date and my application for a decision.

So I thought I would share mine with you below.  Looks like I am only a “moderate” so didn’t even make it to interview.

Overall rating Overall comments
Moderate Demonstration The application had some evidence of digital engagement and content development, but not to the lever required to this post, which is senior and strategic. Some competency examples were weak in terms of details and the candidate’s role in meeting competencies.

I guess that after 10 years in this game, I have either failed to articulate my accomplishments or failed at learning much.  A full breakdown of scores follows:-

ompetency Rating Comments
Communications – Implementation: Digital 3 Moderate positive evidence of the competency
Communications – Ideas: Digital 4 Adequate positive evidence of the competenc
Communications – Impact: Digital 2 Limited positive evidence of the competency
Communications – Insight: Digital 2 Limited positive evidence of the competency
Managing a quality service 3 Moderate positive evidence of the competency
Achieving commercial outcomes 3 Moderate positive evidence of the competency
Building capability for all 2 Limited positive evidence of the competency

I’m now a little worried.  If I’m not adequate, will the internet still like me?

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