Getting a Job with Burwood Council
1. Read the Advertisement
Read the job advertisement closely as it usually includes a brief description of the job and the selection criteria. It also gives you a contact name, address and a closing date for applications.
2. Telephone the Contact Person
A contact name will be named in the advertisement. You can gain more information about the job by phoning the contact person. Ask for a copy of the position description as well as any other relevant documentation.
3. Write a Covering Letter
A short letter of introduction is an excellent opportunity to create a positive first impression on an employer. In it you should summarise your qualifications, skills and why you think you are the best person for the position. This is often referred to as your claim for the position. The points you make should be expanded on when you address the selection criteria.
4. Address the Selection Criteria
The job requirements stated in the position description will include essential criteria and sometimes additional desirable criteria.
In a separate statement of claim attached to your covering letter, you should clearly and concisely address each of the selection criteria. Show how your skills, qualifications, abilities and training are relevant.
Applicants who do not specifically address the criteria may not be called for an interview.
5. Attach Your Resume
Attach a resume with details, education and employment history. If you have gained skills, knowledge or experience outside of work or overseas include them in your resume.
6. Name Two Referees
Include the names and phone numbers of at least two referees who can comment on your recent work performance or provide personal references.
7. Send Your Application
Ensure that your application reaches the address set out in the job advertisement by the stated closing date.
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