As Australia’s biggest employer, the NSW Government employs almost 400,000 staff across the state. New role vacancies are advertised on their I Work For NSW website across a range of NSW Government Agencies, including:
- Family and Community Services
- Finance, Services and Innovation
- Planning and Environment
Due to the flexible work arrangements, challenging and rewarding work and opportunities for career advancement, roles within the NSW Government are in high demand. With a wide array of roles available, from entry level positions to specialist roles, as well as senior management and executive roles, the NSW Government has opportunities for all stages of your career.
The NSW Government application process typically requires candidates to submit:
- A resume of no more than 5 pages, that is clear, organised and showcases your experience that is most relevant to your targeted role
- A cover letter providing a brief introduction to yourself and your skills, achievements and experience
- A one to two page statement addressing the targeted questions outlined in the role description
Depending on the role you are applying for, the application requirements can vary, so it is necessary to carefully read the role description to understand what is needed.
Role vacancies advertised on the NSW Government website request responses to targeted questions that are based around the capabilities and competencies necessary to fulfil the position. The best way to answer targeted questions is by providing examples and specific situations that demonstrate your skills, experience and achievements.
Writing about your career history and achievements can be a daunting prospect, as it can be difficult to explain to others what you experienced first-hand. Having a professional writer asking the right questions can help you articulate your achievements and work history with more clarity. By utilising the STAR method (situation, task, action, result), the writers at Select Resumes are skilled at getting the right information and creating succinct, clear and flattering responses to targeted and pre-screening questions.