The process we go through in determining who has the talent and drive to join the ENERGEX team includes information gathering (including a request for written applications), interviews and reference checks. For certain positions, some form of testing may be used, such as work simulations (e.g. a keyboard test) or objective psychological tests of ability or personality. All these methods are designed to gather relevant and factual information about you in the context of your application.
Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
ENERGEX firmly endorses the principle of selection on merit and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment. ENERGEX will not condone any policy or practice that discriminates against any person or group on the basis of gender, race, age, relationship or family status, religion, politics, mental/physical impairment or for any reason unconnected with professional competence. Consequently, ENERGEX seeks to take action to ensure that people with comparable skills and qualifications have an equal chance of obtaining employment and of advancing within the organisation.’
ENERGEX EEO Diversity Policy
You may find the following useful in preparing your application:
Obtain the job profile of the advertised position
The last page of the job profile - titled the Person Specification - contains details on the educational qualifications, knowledge/experience and critical competencies relevant to the job. Make sure you address each criteria listed as this will assist the selection panel to determine your suitability for the position
Your covering letter should summarise the main reasons for your application and your suitability for the position:
- Which position you are applying for including the position number;
- A brief statement about your current position;
- Why you are interested in the position;
- Any key aspects of your application that you may wish to highlight; and
- A concluding statement making reference to any enclosures (e.g. application form, resume).
It is important that your application and resume are neatly presented and easy to read
Your application will be good if it is:
Format your letter and resume in a simple style making it uncluttered and easy to read. Make sure that there are no spelling or grammatical errors.
Avoid long sentences and bulky paragraphs. Use headings and bullet points. In general, limit your resume to three or four pages.
When addressing the job knowledge/experience, qualification and competency requirements, provide specific examples to support your claims.
FOCUSED ON ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Rather than provide long lists of duties performed, focus on what you have accomplished through your duties and how you have gone about achieving these things.
When providing evidence of your ability, use appropriate verbs which describe how you have carried out various activities, for example: designed, organised, analysed, negotiated etc.
Here are some suggestions to help you with interview preparation:
Ensure you are familiar with the job profile and the knowledge, experience and competencies required for the position. You could also seek additional information relevant to the position for which you are applying (which you may find on this website or www.energex.com.au)
Review your application to remind yourself about your current duties and responsibilities
Double-check the exact location and time of the interview
Consider the types of questions which might be asked and be prepared to answer questions in relation to each of the selection criteria and critical competencies. Interviewers will be seeking specific examples as evidence of your ability
Prepare the questions you wish to ask during the interview as this is your opportunity to find out more about the position. For instance, you may seek more information about:
- The duties and responsibilities of the position;
- Current and anticipated projects;
- Training opportunities; or
- Advancement opportunities.
Mentally rehearse the interview. Set aside some quiet time before the interview to think through the event in a structured and specific way
About the interview
The aim of the interview is to evaluate applicants on their qualifications, experience, skills and personal attributes in relation to the selection criteria. It usually provides the main opportunity to evaluate shortlisted applicants.
Your conduct during the interview and your answers to specific questions are very important. Here are some tips that will help you enhance your performance during an interview:
Plan to arrive a few minutes early
Greet the interviewers by name, with direct eye contact and a firm handshake
Answer questions factually and truthfully with relevant information
Answer questions fully but succinctly. Avoid waffling as you will lose the interviewer’s interest
Remember that interviewers are trained to ask for behavioural examples from your past work experiences to support your answers to questions. For example, if the interviewer wants someone who can handle difficult customers, they will look for evidence that you have handled similar situations in the past. You need to give examples of how you have dealt with difficult people previously and what the result was
Keep in mind the selection criteria - specifically the critical competencies - during the interview and ensure that your answers address these. Make sure you provide examples as evidence of your abilities and skills
Do not make derogatory comments about present or former employers.
Look alert and interested at all times. Be a good listener as well as a good talker. Smile and use direct eye contact
Use good grammar and diction
Be positive and appear interested
Don't be afraid to take your time to answer questions at the interview. You could preface your answer with phrases like "Let me think about that..." to buy some time
Don't be afraid to ask a panel member to repeat or clarify a question if you do not understand it
You may like to take a copy of your written application/notes to the interview to help you remember everything you want to say during it
Remember to take with you examples of your work if appropriate. A report you have written may be a good example of your analytical ability or the way you plan your work
If you have any queries about advertised positions, please email us at email@example.com
Please note that applications cannot be accepted from overseas residents who do not fulfil the Australian residency requirements at the time of application.
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