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  • Writing your application

    Make sure you structure your application around the job description and the specific knowledge, skills and abilities we are looking for, as this is what you will be assessed against. This information will be in the candidate information kit.

    You should describe how your skills and experience enable you to satisfy those requirements. To substantiate your claims, you should give examples of relevant things you have done – either at work, privately, or while studying.

    What you write helps the selection committee shortlist applicants for further consideration. It's important you describe your skills and experience thoroughly, but succinctly and include only information relevant to the position.

    Preparing your resume

    Your resume, or curriculum vitae (CV), should provide relevant information about your education, employment experience, achievements, and abilities.

    A resume tells a potential employer what you can do for them and the benefits you will bring. It should convince them that your skills, experience and abilities are transferable to the advertised role.

    A good resume has the following characteristics:

    • a logical flow and structure
    • clear and easy to read
    • written in reverse chronological order (starting with your most recent position)
    • relevant to the job you're applying for
    • concise (two pages maximum)
    • no false statements
    • no errors.

    You should include:

    • your personal/contact details
    • employment history and career achievements, highlighting results and accomplishments
    • education, qualifications, training and professional memberships
    • referees
    • any additional information you consider relevant to the role you are applying for.

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    Last modified: 22 Jun 2016QC 33310