Australian Consulate-General
Guangzhou
China

Career Opportunities - Guidelines

APPLYING FOR JOB VACANCIES AT THE AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE-GENERAL GUANGZHOU

OUTLINE OF THE TYPICAL DOCUMENTS YOU SHOULD SUBMIT AS PART OF YOUR APPLICATION

Your application should generally consist of the following documents and information:

• A brief covering letter

• A resume (curriculum vitae) which outlines relevant personal information and career history

• A statement directly addressing each of the selection criteria.

The Covering Letter
As a general guideline, the covering letter should:

a) State the name of the position, where the advertisement appeared and the date it appeared, in the first paragraph.

b) State your interest in the job and, in broad terms, your suitability for the position. A short summary statement of your skills and abilities, key qualifications and experience which clearly supports your suitability for the position might be useful.

The Resume

Your resume should be a brief summary of your personal details, education and qualifications, work experience and other relevant material. We would suggest that you should include the following information:

Personal Details: name, address, email address and contact telephone numbers.

Educational Background: list details from most recent to past – include your university, college, school and any other significant training courses and qualifications.

Work History: list your work history details starting from the most recent to past. You should outline your position and key duties involved in the job and the length of time spent in the position. You should also highlight any significant achievements.

Referees: provide the name and telephone numbers of two employment referees who can provide objective and honest feedback about your work experience and performance. The Selection Advisory Committee expects to talk to current and/or past supervisors. A friend or relative is not a suitable referee. It is preferable that your referees have seen the selection criteria and are able to comment on your work performance against those criteria.

Statement of Claims

You should prepare a statement of claims addressing each of the selection criteria separately.