Applying for Graduate Roles

Before you start to apply for graduate roles there are a few documents you need to ensure are update to date and have the appropriate information included, even though the application requirements will vary from organisation to organisation. It is important to read, understand and follow the instructions provided by the employer. They may ask for some or all of the following documents:

  • A Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Statement addressing the selection criteria
  • Online application form
  • Supporting documentation, for example academic transcripts

Cover Letter

Writing a good cover letter is very important as this will often be the very first document employers look at.

Discover how to write a cover letter with a difference (opens in a new window).

Resume Writing

A resume is a key document for job applications and a way to showcase your skills, experience and achievements to potential employers. It’s best to think of your resume as a summary that shows why you’d be a good match for a role, rather than your whole career history.

The Australian Network on Disability (AND) provides a JobSeeker Toolkit (opens in a new window) with information on how to prepare for applying to jobs.

Statement addressing selection criteria

Responding to the selection criteria is a vital part of the application process. It is essential that when applying for roles you respond to all of the selection criteria.

Access practical tips on how to address selection criteria (opens in a new window).

The Interview Process

The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. This is an opportunity to showcase your skills and experience.