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Preparing your application

Employers and recruitment agencies have different ways of finding people for jobs. Many provide a job description and a list of selection criteria. A job description outlines what the employee is expected to do in the job. The selection criteria outline the personal skills and abilities required of the employee.

Most employers expect job applicants to provide a copy of their résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) and to respond to the selection criteria.

This section gives you tips on how to prepare your résumé and respond to selection criteria as well as what to look out for in relation to discrimination.