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【Warm Reminder about Station Officer】

Pretty anchor, "Station Officer (Operational) of Hong Kong Fire Services Department is open for applications throughout the year." Job Title: Fire Services Department - Station Officer (Operational) Salary: General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 7 ($39,310) per month to General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 26 ($84,250) per month. Apply and details: https://goo.gl/FC77KS More: Gov-job Qtv

【JRE facts - Eligibility】

Round1: Anyone can apply for JRE? Details of JRE: https://goo.gl/tREzrq More: Gov-job Qtv

Police Constable

Police Constable WONG Ka-hing said, “Having learned that I’m a police officer, many of my friends asked me if the physical fitness test was difficult.  Actually, if you have been well-prepared, you don’t have to worry.”  Police Constable LAM Ping-ping said, “It is very important for a police officer to have integrity.  We have to stay in-touch with the public and have effective communication with them, no matter what position we are in.” Please watch the video for more information about job duties, career path, interview tips, and etc. of police constables. Organisation chartOfficial recruitment page

Recruitment

For details, please visit http://www.police.gov.hk/recruitment Organisation chartOfficial recruitment page

Tips on Joint Recruitment Examination (JRE)

You have to pass some tests in the course of joining the civil service.  In competing for positions like Administrative Officer (AO), Executive Officer (EO) and Management Services Officer (MSO), candidates usually have to sit for the Joint Recruitment Examination (JRE). Is it difficult or not? While there is limited information about this seemingly mysterious examination available out there, don’t miss this chance to listen to three civil servants we have interviewed for sharing their tips and experience in taking JRE! *More information about JRE, please visit http://www.csb.gov.hk/english/recruit/exammat/353.html

Diversified Duties, Shared Identity

Please visit Hong Kong Correctional Services Department YouTube Channel for more videos in "Diversified Duties, Shared Identity " series. Organisation chartOfficial recruitment page

Promotional video of Assistant Officer II of CSD《旅程》

Assistant Officer II (Applications are accepted all year round) Organisation chartOfficial recruitment page

Promotional video of Assistant Officer II of CSD《尋覓》

Assistant Officer II (Applications are accepted all year round)  Organisation chartOfficial recruitment page

Last call for Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test

All candidates of the examination in Hong Kong will be arranged to take the selected examination paper(s). The candidates should read thoroughly the "Guidance Notes" before coming to the examination. Some important points are highlighted below. 1.    You are allowed to bring masks and put one on at the examination centre but will be required to remove your mask for verification of your identity by the invigilators. 2.    You should familiarise yourself with the public transport route to be taken to the examination centre . You should also allow more time for your trip to the examination centre. 3.    You MUST bring your Hong Kong Identity Card (or Passport if Passport Number is reported in the application form) for identity verification. 4.    You MUST bring your own stationery, i.e. HB pencils, erasers, rulers and calculators. Stationery will not be supplied at the centre. 5.    Use of calculators and rulers is permitted only for the Aptitude Test paper of the CRE. Calculators should be cordless, without printing, graphic / word-display facilities or dictionary functions and silent in operation. Electronic devices with functions / applications other than those of a calculator are NOT permitted. 6.    You MUST bring the seat number with you to the examination centre and should check against the seating plan which will be posted at the centre. Failure to bring your seat number may lead to delay in your admission to the centre with NO time / mark compensation for any loss of the examination time. 7.    You MUST bring a watch to the examination centre as not all centres will have a clock. Watches with functions / applications other than those of timekeeping are NOT permitted. Please note that you are NOT allowed to use your mobile phones during the examination for any purposes, including timekeeping. 8.    You are also advised to bring an overcoat to the examination centre. Good luck to all candidates!

Why do you need to take the CRE?

Almost every university graduate is advised to sit for the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE). But why? What is the reason for taking the examination? In fact, applicants for civil service posts at degree or professional level are required to obtain either Level 2 or Level 1 in the Use of English (UE) and Use of Chinese (UC) papers of the CRE for meeting the language proficiency requirements as stipulated by individual recruiting departments / grades.Please note that, however, specific requirements of individual recruiting departments / grades on the UE and UC papers will be set out in the relevant recruitment advertisements. Applicants for some posts at degree or professional level are also required to obtain a Pass in the Aptitude Test paper in addition to the requisite results in the UE and UC papers.Persons who wish to apply for civil service posts at degree or professional level should first obtain the requisite CRE results unless otherwise specified in the relevant recruitment advertisements.  Applicants may choose to attempt all, any, or any combination of the papers.  The CRE is independent of the recruitment process for any civil service post.  Applications for individual civil service posts should be made to the recruiting departments / grades direct.  The attainment of the requisite CRE results, however, does not imply that a candidate has fully met the entry requirements of any civil service post at degree or professional level. Vetting of academic or professional qualifications will be carried out by the recruiting departments / grades which may also conduct separate examinations and interviews.You may also contact the Civil Service Examinations Unit by phone at (852) 2537 6429, by e-mail to csbcseu@csb.gov.hk, or by post to Room 718, 7/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong for relevant details. Contributing Editor: Sophie

How a Customs Officer was trained!

I am always impressed by people who have the will to overcome obstacles and take on personal challenges. Earlier I watched a video on the internet about Mr Ng, a Customs Officer, on his journey of overcoming challenges. To become a Customs Officer one has to pass through quite a few physical tests. To get himself best prepared for the tests, Officer Ng did thorough research on the requirements and implemented a tailored training programme. He was not particularly good at distance running at the beginning. Then he adopted a challenging training schedule of running 5km each day. “Sometimes I run despite raining.” Neither the hot sun nor rain has ever stopped him from running towards his goal.Chance favours the prepared mind. Be well prepared to boost your faith and increase the chance of success. Every challenge is a chance for a personal breakthrough.[Know more about the challenges of Custom Officer] Contributing Editor: Sophie

Are you eligible for the CRE and BLT?

Government jobs have always been popular, yet some of them require the candidates to sit for the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) and Basic Law Test (BLT). So what are the eligibilities for applying the CRE?>>>Must be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree or will attain one in next academic yearPlease note that, however, an Associate Degree does not count. Applicants who fall into neither of the above two categories should hold a qualification that meets the entry requirements on professional qualifications for civil service degree or professional posts.If you are a registered student of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) Qualification Programme, you may apply to sit for the CRE and BLT even if you do not possess a degree since the said qualification is accepted for applying for the post of Assistant Assessor.However, if you are a registered social worker under the Social Workers Registration Ordinance but do not possess a degree, you are not eligible for sitting for the CRE and BLT since the entry requirements for the post of Assistant Social Work Officer include both a professional qualification and a relevant degree.Before applying for the CRE, you are advised to check from the CSB website and with the recruiting departments concerned to confirm whether the qualification you are holding is accepted for appointment to the relevant civil service degree / professional post(s). You may also contact the Civil Service Examinations Unit by phone at 2537 6429, by e-mail to csbcseu@csb.gov.hk, or by post to Room 718, 7/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong for relevant details. Contributing Editor: Sophie

Learn from serving ambulancemen on preparing for interview and fitness test

01 | Pre-interview Practice Self-confidence is essential to every success; so what can you do to boost your confidence? Ambulancewoman Chan Ka Yee advised, “Before attending the interview, I would set up some mock-up questions that the interviewer may ask to make sure I could provide answers fluently.” She also reminded interviewees to keep calm when answering the questions. Smiles and gestures can impress the interviewers. One can practice at home in front of a mirror.02 | Keep Training The physical fitness test is generally regarded as the most difficult part of the selection process.  Ambulanceman Yip Chun Luen recalled that he used to visit the gym thrice a week to train himself up for specific physical fitness test requirements. 03 | Collection of Information Ambulancewoman Chan Ka Yee said, “You need to have a certain understanding of the responsibilities of an Ambulanceman to show your passion and dedication for the job.  That would help you to have a better chance of getting an offer.” She would visit bookstores, libraries and website of the Fire Service Department for relevant information before the written test. Interviewees should also pay attention to local and international news during their preparation. For people who want to be an Ambulanceman, their experiences must be of great value! Watch our video for more information! Contributing Editor: Sophie