Job applications

So, you’ve found a job you want to apply for, but you’re not sure whether your résumé and cover letter are up to scratch.

Maybe you’ve been out of the workforce for a while, or maybe this will be the first ‘real’ job you’re applying for.

If you’ve tried to do some research online about the best way to present your job application to prospective employers, you will probably have found a lot of conflicting information.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best tips and advice in collaboration with USQ’s Careers and Employability team to help you make a great first impression.

Your résumé

In Australia, your résumé is a job-seekers’ staple resource. You’ll need a résumé for every job you apply for, so it’s important it represents you in the best possible light and is always up-to-date. To make sure you’re on the right track, check out the resources below.

If you’d like professional advice and feedback on your résumé from career experts who have your best interests at heart, learn how USQ’s Careers and Employability team can help by clicking the link below.

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Your cover letter, responding to selection criteria and psychometric testing

There are a number of other job application documents you will need to create during your career, such as cover letters and responses to selection criteria. You will also have to be prepared for different application processes, such as psychometric testing. You can learn more about these things by navigating through the articles listed below.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 For more career resources and advice, contact the USQ Careers and Employment team.

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Once you’ve perfected your job application documents, it’s time to make sure you’re prepared for an interview!