Job Application and Interview Skills

Course Outline

Course overview

In this very popular course you will learn about the essential elements in the preparation of a winning job application. You will master how to write an eye catching resume, address selection criteria, language, style, how to use references, and explanation of your relevant experience. As well as how to deliver your best interview and what to ask at the end.

Topics covered in this training course

  • Understanding the public sector process

    Insight into how your application is accessed

  • Applying for the job

    What to attach and what to leave at home, tips and tricks to make your application more competitive

  • The resume

    Create an effective resume which highlights your skills and experience

  • Selection criteria

    Learn how to address selection criteria effectively and make your experience and qualifications attractive to employers

  • Choosing referees

    How to choose the referees who will improve your chances of getting the job

  • Preparing for interview

    Learn what to say and your best examples

    Presentation at interview

    Preparing for the unknown

    Attitude at interview

  • Seeking feedback

    Learn from your mistakes for future applications.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding the shortlisting process that will assess your application

  • Ensuring your resume is effective and interesting

  • Understanding how to address selection criteria

  • Understanding of the interview process and how to prepare for the interview

  • Learning how to use your interpersonal skills as part of an effective communication process.


  • workshop format
  • practical exercises
  • facilitator led discussions
  • group and individual activities

Delivery method:

All our courses can be customised and delivered either in-house or via one on one coaching.
If you would like more information about customising a course or to book a suitable date please contact our office on 08 9472 8722.

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What People Say About Our Courses

  • "I thought it was very informative and I have come away with a number of strategies to enhance my leadership skills. It was also reaffirming to know that I am heading in a positive direction. Thanks again for a well presented workshop."

    Business Manager Government Department
  • "Shai was very knowledgeable and a good speaker."

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  • "The presenter was well prepared, enthusiastic and knowledgeable"

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  • "[The presentation] was suitably paced, informative and relevant. It covered a wide area including managing teams and the concepts of leading"

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  • "Well presented and thought provoking. It made me aware of keeping career goals at the forefront of my thinking."

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  • "The course provider was very clear, helpful and delivered very valuable advice for the future of one’s career."

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  • "Well run, Shai knows her stuff and maintains interest in what is a dry subject."

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  • "Very informative and has given me more understanding of writing letters and emails"

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