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…