Government applications are really competitive. It is not uncommon to be competing against 60 or more job applicants and this figure can go up to 2,000 or more, when applying for the more sexy jobs – e.g. intelligence officer at the Australian Secret Intelligence Service ASIS. (Just as a side, ASIS do regularly advertise for new ‘blood’ so if you want to become a spy – keep an eye out for their regular recruitment drives).
Since these jobs are generally very competitive, I outline 3 tips, so you can significantly improve the odds of securing a job interview. [Read more…]