Advice and support

CV and covering letter

A good CV will include the dates of your work experience, details of previous roles and an outline of your tasks and achievements. Your covering letter is a great way to explain why you should be considered for the particular role and to highlight your skills and experience that you believe to be relevant.

The interview

A competency based interview means the panel will be looking for evidence that your behaviours and experience match the key attributes required for the role. You should be able to provide examples of situations, actions you took, and end results that highlight your skills. It is also important that you explain what you may have learnt from the situation and how you have applied that learning in other situations.

Assessment and tests

The two types of assessments we use are a personality assessment and ability tests. Personality assessments give us a better understanding of your work attitudes, interpersonal style and leadership potential. Ability tests will measure your ability to critically analyse words and numbers.

Choosing referees and other checks

Your referees will ideally be people you have reported to in prior positions, preferably your previous two to three roles.

The Commission will also conduct background checks on all candidates which include academic qualifications, criminal convictions and also confirmation of citizenship or residency and work permit status.

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