(07) 3220 1166

Practical Skills for Job Applicants


This one day workshop covers the whole selection process from resume to referees. Discover how to develop a professional resume, write great applications, prepare for interviews and understand the merit selection process

Who should attend?  Government staff and external applicants

Includes: Essential information about Capability Frameworks

Topics covered in the workshop:

  • Understand the merit selection process
  • Read between the lines to understand what selection panels are looking for
  • Use Capability Frameworks
  • Prepare a professional resume
  • Write great applications – 2-3 page summary or responses to selection criteria
  • Identifying unique skills and employment history to build a competitive advantage
  • Get tips for successful interviews
  • Select the best referees
  • Gain the confidence and skills to sell yourself

Please note; this workshop is a condensed version of the two-day Job Applicant Skills Intensive, including both a written application and interview skills component. If you are interested in a one-day workshop covering just one of these components, please see our Resume and Application Writing and Interview Skills workshops.

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


$495.00 per person incl. GST

Book two weeks in advance for our discounted early bird rate ($451.00 including GST).

Venue & Timing

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

Morning Tea and Lunch is provided 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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The course was very tailored to our questions rather than a more structured format. The presenter was very knowledgeable and able to provide relevant examples to suit the audience.


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