Applicants are selected for interview based on the strength of their responses to the questions in the online application and the relevance of their experience, qualification and skills as outlined in the resume.

If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will be contacted by email or phone and advised of the interview date, time and venue.

If you are not selected for interview, you will be advised by email as soon as possible after the shortlisting process has been completed.

Attending the Interview

You will need to bring with you:

    • Any relevant qualifications
    • Proof of your Right to Work in Australia

Preparing for the Interview

It is recommended that you prepare for the interview by re-reading the advertisement, the position description and any other material provided. The selection panel will ask you questions based on the advertised requirements of the role and the position description.

It is a good idea to think of possible questions in advance and prepare answers to them. Ensure that you give clear and concise responses to the questions and provide relevant work examples whenever possible.

At the interview

The selection panel will make the interview as relaxed and stress free as possible. If you don’t understand a question or are not sure how much information to give, ask the Panel Convenor to clarify their requirements and take your time.

The interview is not a test – it is your chance to show the Selection Panel your skills, knowledge, experience and further clarify the information in your written application.

During the interview you will be given the opportunity to ask questions about the position and the Council and this is your chance to show your interest in the position and your understanding of it.

Referees

You should bring the names and contact telephone numbers of two work-related referees with you if you did not include these in your application. At least one of the referees should be a current of recent manager or supervisor.

After the Interview

After all eligible applicants have been interviewed, the Selection Panel will select the best person for the job based on the application, interview, referee reports and any other tests or assessments. In some circumstances you may be called back for a second interview if the Selection Panel is in need of further clarification.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to undertake pre-employment background checks before being offered the position. Depending on the position, a Working with Children Check, a Criminal Records Check or psychological testing maybe required. The applicant will be informed of the type of pre-employment check required for their position at the interview.

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