Hello Career Changers


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Finally, Get That Government Job(2nd Edition) is now available as an ebook for immediate download through Amazon. And, wait for it – the price is just $9.99. You can also purchase it through other book retailers such as Kobo, Dymocks, Fishpond and stores supported by eBooks.com and Overdrive (several independent booksellers are using these platforms). I’m not sure of the retail price at these outlets, but it will be very affordable.

Now, let’s get down to business. I intend keeping you updated about new trends in applying for government jobs and private sector jobs as well.

Last week, I assisted a mature aged jobseeker with his first government application. My, Oh My! What a minefield….

It’s hard enough fighting age discrimination (yes, I know it’s still there) let alone having to do cartwheels to write an application. This poor applicant didn’t even have a CV, as is the case with many Baby Boomers who’ve never really needed to apply for a job in the past.

Let me explain more about this application..

You know how difficult it is to write a Selection Criteria Statement? Well, this was a Key Capabilities Statement – no selection criteria as such. In this three page statement, we had to demonstrate numerous key competencies. As applications go, it was a doozy! I’ll let you know how it turns out.

If anyone else has had this experience, I’d love to hear about it. Drop me a comment when you have a moment…

6 thoughts on “Hello Career Changers

  1. Hi Tony

    I certainly understand your frustration with applying for a governmen tjob. I’ve actually written applications for university lecturers who were just as mystified as you are. The most important thing to consider when applying for a government job is to read the instructions carefully…then read them again. After you are sure what is required, get out your highlighter and start marking all of the important information such as closing date, contact person, instructions, etc. Then, work through systematically, setting up your document using the SC as your header and responding using dot points to show workplace examples of how you meet that particular criterion. For further information and free articles, go to http://www.smartstartmarketing.com.au Good luck!

  2. Amazing blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own websige soon but I’m a little lost on everything.

    Wuld you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress
    or go for a paid option? There are so many choicws out there that I’m completely overwhelmed ..
    Any suggestions? Cheers!

    1. Hi

      Yes, I would certainly recommend a free platform such as WordPress but make sure you have the skills to maintain it..or find someone who can help you. I’m a published author of four books – three were Indie books and one was a mainstream national publisher – GO INDIE!!!!

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