This course is intended for employees at all levels of the federal public service – from those at junior ranks to aspiring executives. It will benefit participants who are new to the world of public service competitions, or who have been unsuccessful in previous competitions, or who have not competed in a while and feel rusty.


The federal government is going through dynamic change, with many people searching for different positions. To advance your career in the federal public service, you need to master the competition process – which has many steps and can be quite demanding. In this course, you will learn useful strategies and tips for all stages of the competition process. As well, the course will equip you with the baseline tools and knowledge needed to prepare effectively for current and future competitions. The more prepared you are, the better your chances at being successful. This course is designed to help you get the job!

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


Value-Added Services - Personal Coaching Participants in this course have access to our facilitator and certified coach to support personalized interview practice, via two one-hour sessions of coaching, at an additional cost.

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


15% off until April 16

May 28, 2024

Regular price from April 17

May 28, 2024
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