Applying for a job at DCA
Once you apply for a job by submitting your resume, you will be contacted either by email or telephone to be advised of the outcome of your application. If you have not heard anything please feel free to contact our Recruitment Administrator or the Hiring Manager nominated in the advertisement.
You’ve applied for the position and your skills appear to fit the job based on your resume. The DCA recruitment process may involve some or all of the following steps depending on the role that you are applying for:
Please note that the timeframes below are indicative and may vary.
The phone interview assesses your technical skills and proficiency, to the level of determining whether you should be brought in for a face-to-face interview. Typically phone interviews are conducted by HR or the Hiring Manager and last about 20-30 minutes.
For technical roles such as Developers, Database Administrators etc. DCA have developed a series of in-house tests to ascertain potential employees fit for our roles. You may be invited in to complete such a test prior to progressing to the next stage of a face-to-face interview. Each Department within DCA sets their own benchmark for successful test results based on key selection criteria for the specific roles (e.g. typing speed, programming logic etc.) as well as norm group results from previous candidates.
DCA implement behaviourally-based interviews. For technical positions, you will be asked to provide specific examples of your background and how you have solved technical problems. Our interview process for business and general positions evaluate your problem solving and behavioural abilities. Remember, it’s not a question of getting the answer right or wrong, but the process in which you use to solve it. Creativity is important.
Virtually every person who interviews at DCA talks to at least three or four interviewers, drawn from management, HR and potential colleagues. Everyone’s opinion counts, ensuring our hiring process is fair while maintaining high standards as we grow. Yes, it takes longer, but we believe it’s worth it. If you hire great people and involve them intensively in the hiring process, you’ll get more great people. We started building this positive feedback loop when the company was founded, and it has had a huge payoff.
What happens next?
Following your interviews, we will decide if you are suitable for the job opening. We take hiring very seriously and like to make consensus-based decisions. To that end, it can take up to two weeks for us to make a definitive decision as to whether we’d like to have you join the team. Please be patient with us – your Hiring Manager or HR will keep in touch with you when feedback has been received and decisions have been made. Also feel free to get in touch with your Hiring Manager or HR at any time.