Preparing for an Interview

To help you prepare for an interview at Community Living BC, we have provided some information and tips to help you share your skills and accomplishments.

We recommend reviewing our website to learn who we are, and how we are planning for the future.

If you are a person with a disability and would like to request support or accommodation for the application or interview process, please let us know.

Before the interview

Prior to meeting with members of our team:

  • Spend some time reviewing the job posting and consider how your experience and skills equip you for the job.
  • For each responsibility or qualification listed in the job posting, recall concrete examples from your work experience to share as supporting evidence of how you would be a fit for this role. Reflect on tasks you have performed, problems you have solved, and experiences that apply to the job you are interviewing for.
  • Prepare a few questions to ask at the interview. This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the role and our team.

During the interview

The interviewer may ask you a mix of technical, situational, and behavioural questions related to the role. Check online resources for sample interview questions. Practice your answers on your own or with others.

Technical questions help interviewers learn about your knowledge, skills, abilities, how you approach problems, etc.

Situational or hypothetical questions ask you to put yourself in an imaginary situation and describe how you would handle it. You are not expected to know CLBC processes or policies.

Behavioural questions ask you to recall an experience and describe how you handled it. Choose an experience where you successfully resolved the issue and/or learned from your mistakes.

The best way to answer behavioural questions is by using the STAR Method outlined below.

Situation: Set the scene and describe the situation you were in. Provide enough detail for the interviewer to understand the context.

Task: Describe the goal or what needed to be done. Be specific. Identify what your responsibility was in the situation.

Action: Explain what steps you took to address the situation.

Result: Describe what happened. Share what outcomes your actions achieved. What were your learnings?

Stories from CLBC Staff


“At CLBC I found more than a job. I found a group of likeminded people who are kind, considerate and patient. I was instantly welcomed to the CLBC community, and the staff helped me to learn. It was challenging at first. I had not worked in government previously, so it was a bit intimidating. I felt like I asked a lot of questions, but people were patient with me and allowed me to learn at my own pace.

At CLBC I have found an opportunity that I personally find immensely rewarding. Connecting on a personal level with people while working as a Facilitator allowed me to learn more about the individuals we serve. I worked as a Facilitator for a few years and then started to look for other opportunities to continue to learn and grow. This led me to take a position as Indigenous Practice Advisor where I was able to connect with Indigenous peoples across B.C. and learn how CLBC could better serve our Indigenous individuals. Currently I am proud to serve as an Integrated Services Manager in Victoria.”

Pat, Integrated Services Manager in Victoria (with CLBC since 2017)

“I decided to make a move and join CLBC as I believe that CLBC’s vision aligns to mine in terms of bringing the communities together. My role is a challenging one where there are no identical days, but the care and support that I get from my team and the Executive Team makes me look forward to coming to work every single day. I am grateful to be a part of the CLBC team.”

Padminee, Senior Executive Assistant in Head Office (with CLBC since 2022)