Preparing your application
You should provide the following documents when submitting an application for employment. It is important to take your time preparing these documents, as the selection panel will only have this information on which to base their opinion as to whether you will proceed to the interview stage. Suggested documents for inclusion are:
- Covering letter
- Statements that address the selection criteria
- Current resume
- Any other relevant information
The covering letter is your way of introducing yourself. It should be concise, stating the position you are applying for, the documents you have enclosed and also the reason why you are interested in the position. It is a good idea to try and keep the covering letter to one page.
Statement Addressing Selection Criteria
All applications must include a statement addressing the selection criteria. This information will be used by the Selection Panel to match your skills, qualifications and experience against those required of the position. To make it easier for the Panel to assess your application, it is suggested that you copy out each heading from the Selection Criteria and provide specific examples and evidence detailing how you meet, or have the potential to meet, each element. It is important to provide all information directly related to each selection criteria as only those who demonstrate that they best meet the criteria will be successful in reaching the interview stage.
Your resume should detail your employment history, including:
- Details of the positions you have held
- Dates of employment
- Brief outline of duties undertaken, responsibilities, etc
- Major achievements
- Education and training
Details of names of at least two referees should also be included (preferably your current or a recent supervisor). If you are unable to provide names at this stage please make sure, if selected, that you bring these details to the interview.
If possible, your application should be typed.
For ease of processing, please DO NOT send your application in bound or enclosed folders. Stapling your application is sufficient and makes it much easier to process.
DO NOT send originals of official documents.
Make sure your application reaches us by the closing date. Late applications may not be accepted.
Lodgement of Applications
The General Manager
Clarence City Council
P O Box 96
38 Bligh Street
(03) 6245 8700