Applications and Interviews
Know what to expect from the application and recruitment process including interviews, assessments and testing.
Applying for a new job opportunity is a competitive process. Each position or 'program' you apply for will have specific requirements, eligibility and instructions to follow. As an applicant, you must ensure that you understand the stages of each application and craft your resume and cover letter for the opportunity you are applying for. We are here to assist.
We run free workshops throughout the year to help you write resumes and applications, stand out to employers and prepare for interviews. Check in to see which workshops are coming up.
Resumes and cover letters
Resumes and cover letters are crucial part of the application process for any opportunity. Resources, guides, workshops and in-person resume checks are available for current and recently graduated students as well as an online system called VMock. VMock is new in September 2019 and allows students to upload resumes for review, instant feedback and suggestions for improvement.
More detailed applications may require selection criteria to be completed which refers to a comprehensive overview of your skills and personal attributes. This is common in government application processes, PhD or Academic applications and a 'version' of selection criteria is also common as part of the formal Vacation Program or Graduate Program recruitment process. Resources are available to help you tackle selection criteria in the Career Services Applications Guide.
Psychometric testing is a common step in 'volume recruitment' during Graduate and Vacation Program applications. There are many reasons why a company decides to use Psychometric testing as part of their process. The tests assist the hiring managers to gain insight on each applicant's personality, behavioural style, ability and aptitude. The aim is to determine if they will be a good fit for the job. Because this can be a daunting stage of the process, resources are available on CareerHub and workshops may be held during peak recruitment times.
If you have been invited to attend an assessment centre then it is important to know what to expect and how to prepare. We run 'mock assessment centres' at peak recruitment times during the year and resources are also available on CareerHub.