Information for Applicants

Information for Applicants

General tips & hints when applying at Macquarie

We understand that applying for a new position can be a daunting task. To support you in the application process, we have provided you with the following tips and hints:

  • Have your resume in front of you when applying so that you can use this as a resource to address specific selection criteria in the application.
  • Make sure that your resume and supporting documentation is saved and attached in an English language format and that you use correct grammar and punctuation.
  • Keep your resume to the point, outlining only relevant skills and experience.
  • Clearly indicate the best contact number for us to reach you on during standard business hours.
  • Leave out of your resume personal information that is not relevant to your application such as date of birth, drivers license number, star sign, marital status, family information (e.g. names and ages of children), photos, hobbies and interests.
  • Lay out your professional history in chronological order with your most recent experience first. Limit your detailed career history to the last 10 years.
  • You may include referee details in your resume. These will be asked for at the appropriate time in the selection process.
  • If you would like further clarification on the advertised position, please contact the person listed in the job advertisement.
  • Make sure that you are happy with the information and responses you provide in the application before submitting it as once your application has been submitted you will no longer be able to access it to make changes.

Tips for addressing Selection Criteria

The university aims to recruit the best available candidate possible. To this end, we have selection criteria to help us determine who the best match for this position is. Please do not be alarmed if you are not able to address a specific selection criteria. It may be that with the mix of skills, knowledge and experience you bring to the table you are the most suitable candidate for the role.

Additional tips include:

  • Address the requested criteria individually in the spaces provided.
  • Address the actual criteria that is being asked, communicating the qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience you have that meet the criteria.
  • Where relevant, provide a real life example from your previous experience that conveys how you have developed the required skills or knowledge. The important thing to remember here is to provide evidence to support your claim.
  • Should you be unable to respond to a specific criteria, please enter 'NR' to indicate 'No Response'.

Additional tips when applying for Academic positions

  • Consider the layout of your resume and keep your publications list separately. The application process provides you with the opportunity to attach supporting documentation and this is where a list of publications should be uploaded.
  • Do not attach any written references to your application. Should you be successful in progressing to the interview stage, referees will be requested at this point.

Verification Checking

Please note that Human Resources undertakes verification checks to ensure that the University is meeting legislative obligations and the information a candidate provides is accurate.

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