Agricultural Research Council Vacancies




Application Specialist: Bioinformatics - Agricultural Research Council (Gauteng) - closing: 21 November 2014

Application Specialist: High Throughput Technologies - Agricultural Research Council (Gauteng) - closing: 21 November 2014

Licensing Coordinators (3 Posts) - Agricultural Research Council (Gauteng) - closing: 21 November 2014

Principal Economist: Economic Analysis - Agricultural Research Council (Gauteng) - closing: 21 November 2014

Research Team Manager: Cultivar Development - Agricultural Research Council (Western Cape) - closing: 21 November 2014

Research Team Manager: Horticulture - Agricultural Research Council (Western Cape) - closing: 21 November 2014

Research Team Manager: Plant Protection - Agricultural Research Council (Western Cape) - closing: 21 November 2014

Research Team Manager: Post-harvest & Wine Technology - Agricultural Research Council (Western Cape) - closing: 21 November 2014

Research Team Managers (5 Posts) Research Team Manager: Viticulture - Agricultural Research Council (Western Cape) - closing: 21 November 2014

Research Technician: Crop Improvement - Agricultural Research Council (Free State) - closing: 21 November 2014

Research Technician: Plant Breeding - Agricultural Research Council (North West) - closing: 21 November 2014

Research Technician: Trans-boundary Animal Diseases Programme (TADP) - Agricultural Research Council (Gauteng) - closing: 21 November 2014

Researcher: Genomics / Genetics / Molecular Biology (2 Positions) - Agricultural Research Council (Gauteng) - closing: 21 November 2014

Researcher: Soil Science (Arcadia - 2 Positions) - Agricultural Research Council (Gauteng) - closing: 21 November 2014

Researcher: Water Science (Glen, Bloemfontein - 2 Positions) - Agricultural Research Council (Free State) - closing: 21 November 2014

Senior Research Technician: Agronomy - Agricultural Research Council (North West) - closing: 21 November 2014

Senior Research Technician: Medicinal Plants - Agricultural Research Council (Gauteng) - closing: 21 November 2014

Senior Researcher: Germplasm Development and Biotechnology - Agricultural Research Council (Free State) - closing: 21 November 2014

Workshop Foreman - Agricultural Research Council (Gauteng) - closing: 21 November 2014







Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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