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How to Apply for a Job

Before applying for a position with Council, make sure you have downloaded the position description (attached to the job advert) to ensure you have:

  • included a cover letter;
  • addressed the Key Selection Criteria in clause 8 of the position description; and
  • included an up to date resume

Cover Letter

A cover letter is an opportunity to introduce yourself and highlight your skills and experience that would contribute to the position you are applying for. Make sure you clearly identify which position you are applying for. A cover letter only needs to be one page.

Key Selection Criteria

The position description includes Key Selection Criteria which you must address in your application.  The Key Selection Criteria outlines the knowledge, skills and experiences required to successfully fulfil the position.  Make sure you outline your knowledge, skills and experience and relate these to each of the Key Selection Criteria in point form or paragraphs. 

Avoid long drawn out information, keep your responses clear and concise.  Use positive and active language when addressing the key selection criteria and ensure you double check for spelling and grammar.

Resume

Your resume should include:
* current contact details
* at least two referees you have reported to (and ensure you have advised these referees that you have listed them on your resume)
* education and training background
* summary of working history, detailing positions you have held and where
* length of employment 
* summary of duties performed
* skills and experience acquired
 

Sending Applications

Applications can be sent to Council electronically via email to careers@wangaratta.vic.gov.au
 

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