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What You Can Do to Improve Your Application

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It’s never easy to know exactly how to present yourself in an application for a Local Government role. Sure, there are experience and skill requirements, but what about the other things? What extra-curricular experiences will boost your application? What does it take to stand out among a field of qualified applicants?
Having spoken to a number of Council employees recently, we figured it’s time for us to revisit the age old question; what can I do to improve my chances in an application?
1. Make a good first impression
First things first, always keep in mind that you’re usually not the only applicant for a job vacancy. On average, we frequently see over 20 applicants for every job and quite often Councils will advertise jobs elsewhere too.
For you, that means it is critical that you get the application right. As a job seeker, you’ve probably submitted a few applications recently and you may be getting sick of doing the same thing over and over again. Yet it really is absolutely crucial t…