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For every job advertised, there is a collection of great applications. How are you going to stand out from the pack? A successful application isn't as easy as cutting and pasting your best attributes. You need to sell yourself! Prove to prospective employers that you're the right candidate for the position, and bring justice to the skills and abilities you possess.

Additional Information: Key Topics:
The key topics for the Job Application and Interviewing Skills are:
- Job seeking in the ACTPS and the APS
- Identifying suitable positions
- Preparing key documents
- Responding to selection criteria
- Identifying referees
- Preparing interview strategies
- Practicing interviews

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this workshop course participants will be able to:
- Explain the Public Sector merit selection process
- Identify potential career paths within the current Public Sector environment
- Complete a skills audit and development plan
- Identify and research suitable positions within that career path
- Prepare key documents for Public Sector job applications, including:
- Resume
- Expression of Interest
- Cover letter
- Statement of Claims
- Respond to Selection Criteria using the STAR model
- Select appropriate referees
- Prepare for different types of job interviews, including
- Work sample test, behavioural based questions
- Apply interview and presentation skills
- Seek feedback to identify further development areas.

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