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Job Applicant Skills – 2 Day Intensive Workshop


This two-day workshop is our intensive training program for job applicants.  It allows more time for practical exercises and feedback.  We cover a wider range of selection techniques and provide more tools and techniques to support you through the whole process.

Who should attend?  Government staff and external applicants

Includes: Lots of opportunities for practice and feedback

Topics covered in the workshop:

Day One – the first day will focus on preparing a professional resume, gathering your examples of skills and experience and writing a statement or cover letter. We will provide you with an understanding of governments’ merit selection processes.  You will develop practical skills in analysing roles for which you can apply, understanding capability frameworks, how to work with them and how to provide evidence of your claims to a role.

You will then have the opportunity to apply these skills and knowledge to improve your current resume and supporting statement before returning for the second day.

Day Two – this day will focus on preparing for an interview. We will cover conversational interviews as well as the traditional selection interview approaches.  You will have an opportunity to prepare for, and practice, responding to typical interview questions and panel probes, as well as preparing a convincing closing statement. You will learn how to manage both your verbal and non-verbal communication at interview and we will help you develop practical strategies for managing your nerves.  

We will also provide tips and techniques that will help you handle other, increasingly common, selection techniques such as work tests and psychometric assessments. You will learn how to confidently present yourself throughout the selection process.

Learn From

  • Highly skilled and experienced facilitators
  • Our experience with more than 5000 public sector selection panels since 1996
  • Up-to-date knowledge of both Queensland and Australian Government recruitment


$880.00 per person incl. GST

Book three weeks in advance of the first workshop date to guarantee our discounted early bird rate ($792 including GST).

Venue & Timing

Workshops are held at the Christie Centre, 320 Adelaide St, Brisbane and run from 9:00am to approximately 4:30pm on each day.

Morning Tea and Lunch is provided on each day with tea and coffee available during breaks.

For more information, please contact us on 07 3220 1166 or via email to training@meritsolutions.com.au


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Upcoming Workshop Dates:

  • 2020 workshop dates to be announced


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It was a comfortable environment to ask questions and provide feedback/comment on my own experiences.


Very good level of detail in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process; Presenter has very detailed knowledge and interesting.


I came away feeling fully armed and equipped to tackle any job application which may take my fancy, and felt your presentation style was warm, friendly and very engaging..

The clear messages you articulated in the course really assisted me in conceptualising what it takes to be successful at interview. I gained a great deal of confidence through the practical sessions and through this course I was able to understand what preparation I needed to do to succeed.

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