Job application and interview skills
As a Swinburne student, you have access to resources that will help you write a strong job application and prepare for a job interview or assessment centre.
Applying for a job
Writing your job application
When you apply for a job, you will usually need to send a résumé and a cover letter. For some jobs, you may also need to supply a written response to key selection criteria and/or a portfolio.
In most cases, you should deliver a unique set of documents for every job application. A résumé and cover letter tailored to a specific position and company is more likely to be successful.
The Career Start program takes you through creating a professional application for employment or work integrated learning. It provides information on resumes, cover letters, and creating a LinkedIn profile. The program also helps you to prepare and perform your best at interview.
You will receive individual online feedback 24/7 which helps you improve your application documents and understand how your applications compare to your peers and industry benchmarks.
Assessment centres are a form of interview used by some graduate recruiters. You should expect a day of activities intended to evaluate skills that are difficult to assess at an interview. The main reason for poor performance at assessment centres is a failure to prepare. Use the resources on My Career Toolkit to give yourself the best chance of success.