OubaasDik Posted February 22, 2018 Report Share Posted February 22, 2018 (edited) Hi all - been away for a while - had a major hiccup while working here for a very large American company. Remember if they demand loyalty, tell them to buy a dog. They have none to you. I have been searching in my field for the last 7 months, when I applied with a certain agency called Southern Cross Computing. Now, I have no idea what other agencies do, but SCC actually went through my CV and my cover letter with me and said "No, no - this can never be!" My speciality is in IT as a dinosaur - still kicking ASCII all these years - but I need Big Iron to satisfy me (I am a mainframer), so I have to work for government or a bank or something like that and I LOVE Canberra - I agree I am breaking Mara's First Law, but I'm old and set in my ways. They then sent me a document detailing what the Australian Public Service (APS) call STAR methodology, and they helped me with the frist few iterations of rewriting the cover letter and CV. I am paying this forward to people who may have been just addressing criteria - get in and write a story. Mention the keywords often - cite examples. I'm still out of work, but I'm more hopeful It's attached FWIW - use in good health. Addressing Selection Criteria - STAR Model.docx Edited February 22, 2018 by OubaasDik More info 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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