Creating a resume-based application

Your resume should address the requirements of the role you're applying for. For example, if you are a generalist in your field and you apply for a specialist role, you should highlight your experience in that specific area in your resume. 

The position description

The position description is the main document to refer to when preparing your application. You can download the position description from the relevant job advertisement on our recruitment website:

  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen on the relevant job advertisement.
  • Click Open next to Vacancy Details or position description to access a PDF copy of the position description.

The first page of the position description is an overview of the role, followed by a list of key accountabilities, then the selection criteria and mandatory / desirable criteria. 

How to create a resume-based application

Download our handy guide to creating a resume-based application [PDF 193kB]. The guide provides an explanation of each element of the position description, how and where it relates to your resume and how to address it. 

Please also refer to our page about addressing selection criteria in your job application.

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