thank you so much for the info. do you how often they would advertise
with the aurizon trainee position would they consider me a as an applicant or me being from interstate i should expect a no thanks email.
thank you guys
In terms of how often they advertise- how long is a piece of string!
From what I have observed, the key "times" seem to be early August- October, and Feb- March. HOWEVER, it really does come down to when the positions become available.
In regards to Aurizon, all applicantions are considered and a merit based selection process is used. Why being interstate is not going to do you any favours, as long as you have a competitive application that stands you out from the pack, then you will be fine.
For trainee positions, you can expect over 5000 applicantions for the average position, and especially with a depressed economy and rampant youth unemployment (reaching into the low 20% range in Western Sydney) there is going to be stiff competition. Spiritman
, I would not be leading people astray- the Aurizon recruitment process for a trainee position will not commence until applications close. Whether your the first, or last applicant has no weighting- it is making your applicantion stand out that matters.
As a generic tip, ensure;
-Resume is up to date, and your employment history is listed in chronological order. Try and ensure that you mention any key projects that you were involved in, or skill sets acquired
-Ensure that you have qualifications ready to go. Find them now, before they are needed, because the last thing you want is to miss out because you couldn't find a simple piece of paper
-Ensure that you have suitable ID (driver's licence will need to be sighted at some stage during the application process. In addition, depending on your depot you may find that you need supplementary ID (such as a Birth Certificate) for police checks, MSIC cards etc. Get this ready NOW before the job- during the interview you want to be able to confidentially say yes to these types of requirements
-Cover letters: While recruiting firms talk about the resume to death, the humble cover letter is forgotten a lot of time. If you want points for setting yourself apart, submit a cover letter. You would be surprised just how many people fail to do this, and find their application is not even looked at as a result. The cover letter is your advertisement: this is where you address the key selection criteria (where possible, use current role performance descriptors/examples) and sell your key attributes.
-Networking is just as important now, as it was "back in the day". Why? because it enables you to have a good understanding of what the job is truly about, and shows the interviewer that you have seriously researched the role, beyond reading a couple of posts on the internet.
-During the interview, ensure that you provide your answers in a manner that; Addresses the selection criteria, shows excellent communication skills and control of your body language and finally always ask questions at the end. The interview stage does weed out people, and you want to be remembered, not forgotten when they do the selection cuts.