Find a Government Job
Once you have identified a job that you want to apply for comes the daunting task of preparing your application.
Government applications will generally require:
These requirements will be outlined in the applicant information pack / selection documentation, so the first step in your government application process is to phone or email the contact offer and review the selection documentation.
After submitting your application will come the interview, reference checks and an offer of employment. While private organisations often conduct second interviews with the preferred applicant/s, this is very rare in government recruitment.
The two key differences when applying for a government job are:
The best applications will provide at least half to three quarters of a page of written evidence per selection criterion, unless the applicant information pack states otherwise. Writing short or inadequate responses to the selection criteria will generally guarantee that you don't get an interview, even if you are the most qualified and experienced person for the job.