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Applications and Interviews

The Careers Service has a range of workshops and resources available to help you with job applications and interviews.

Preparing Your Job Applications

To help you with your job applications, you should consider the following:

  • Step 1Resume (CV)
      1. Attend a Resume Writing workshop.. This is the first step to ensure you are on the right track with your documents.

      1. Once you have finalised your resume and cover letter, our Express Check services provide you with opportunity to receive individual feedback on your documents.

      1. Access additional online resources on CareerHub. Available 24/7.

    1. Our online modules are a great way to access resume tips at any time of the day.
  • Step 2Cover Letter
      1. Attend a Resume Writing workshop.. This is the first step to ensure you are on the right track with your documents.

      1. Once you have finalised your resume and cover letter, our Express Check services provide you with opportunity to receive individual feedback on your documents.

      1. Access additional online resources on CareerHub. Available 24/7.

      1. Our online modules are a great way to access some resume tips at any time of the day.
  • Step 3Selection Criteria

    Many applications in private and public sectors will require that you address selection criteria in a position description. Addressing selection criteria will require an additional document or online application process.

      • We recommend you consider using the STAR Model to assist you to articulate your answers to selection criteria. Our information sheets for online applications, the STAR model and other tips on selection criteria are available on CareerHub 24/7.

  • Step 4Online Applications

    Online applications are more complex than just uploading a resume and cover letter via an online system.

    They are commonly used by large organisations for programs such as a structured graduate program or vacation program and require a similar level of detail and preparation as a selection criteria address.

    You will find online application resources 24/7 on CareerHub.

Preparing for Interviews & Selection Testing

To help you with your interviews, you should consider the following:

  • Step 1Telephone screening

    Telephone screening is a common part of large recruitment processes. They are a way of shortlisting applicants and may also be used for applicants who are not based in the same state as the role.

    1. Access InterviewStream. Use our custom-made interview software, Interview Stream. This service is available for you to take a mock interview and practice online, anytime, anywhere. You can even download the Android or IOS apps for your tablet device.InterviewStream Logo
    2. Access CareerHub resources for help with telephone screenings.
  • Step 2Psychometric testing

    When applying for a job, some employers will test graduates during the selection process. These tests can vary and are often known as 'psychometric tests' which assess personality, behavioural style, ability or aptitude.

    Access CareerHub resources for more help with psychometric tests.

  • Step 3Interviews

    Interview technique is largely a matter or good preparation and follow-through before, during and after the interview. If you have a good resume, a comprehensive list of your skills, a repertoire of confident statements about yourself and have researched the company as well as the particular job, you are already well on the way to an effective interview and getting the job.

      1. Access InterviewStream. Use our custom-made interview software, Interview Stream. This service is available for you to take a mock interview and practice online, anytime, anywhere. You can even download the Android or IOS apps for your tablet device.

    InterviewStream

      1. Access CareerHub resources.

      1. Attend an Interview Circle workshop

    1. Our online modules are a great way to access interview tips at any time of the day.

The Careers Service is a free service available to all current students and recent graduates (for up to one year after completion).

If you are not a registered student at the University of Adelaide, please visit this enquiry site or speak to the Ask Adelaide team on 08 8313 5208.

Careers Service

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SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

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