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Applying for a role

The NSW Public Service recruits employees based on merit. This means that from a field of applicants the assessors select the person best suited to the requirements of the role and the needs of the Public Service agency.

Applying for a job needs careful thought as you need to put in time and effort to write an application that will be seriously considered.

You need to show how your capabilities, knowledge and experience are relevant to the job you are applying for as the assessors know nothing about you.

Providing examples of your accomplishments and work ethic in other jobs and relating these to the requirements of the job you are applying for will show how your capabilities, knowledge and experience are transferable.

In preparing your application and responding to targeted questions, have a look at the behavioural indicators relating to focus capability level for the role. You can also find these in the full NSW public sector capability framework . You can use these to shape your response.

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    NSW Government is committed to employment practices that are fair, responsive and inclusive. The Guide to Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service explains the application and selection process for those seeking employment in the NSW Public Service.

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