APPLYING FOR JOB VACANCIES AT THE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY BANGKOK
OUTLINE OF THE TYPICAL DOCUMENTS YOU SHOULD SUBMIT AS PART OF YOUR APPLICATION
Your application should generally consist of the following documents and information:
• A brief covering letter
• A resume (curriculum vitae) which outlines relevant personal information and career history
• A statement directly addressing each of the selection criteria.
The Covering Letter
As a general guideline, the covering letter should:
a) State the name of the position, and where the advertisement appeared and the date it appeared, in the first paragraph.
b) State your interest in the job and, in broad terms, your suitability for the position. A short summary statement of your skills and abilities, key qualifications and experience which clearly supports your suitability for the position might be useful.
Your resume should be a brief summary of your personal details, education, and the qualifications, work experience and other relevant material. We would suggest that you should include the following information:
Personal Details: name, address, and contact telephone numbers.
Educational Background: we suggest that you list details from most recent to past – include your university, college, school and any other significant training courses and qualifications.
Work History: Please list your work history details starting from the most recent to past. You should outline your position and key duties involved in the job, and the length of time spent in the position. We may subsequently ask for the name and contact details of your former supervisor.
Referees: Please provide the name and telephone numbers of two referees who can provide objective and honest feedback about your work experience and performance. It is preferable that your referees have seen the selection criteria and are able to comment on your work performance against those criteria.
Statement of Claims
You should prepare a statement of claims addressing each of the selection criteria separately.