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At V/Line we receive a lot of applications for our positions, so make sure your resume stands out and you make a good first impression. Here are some simple tips to help you prepare a resume that will be seen:
Make sure your resume is clear, concise and professional. Two to three pages in length maximum is ideal. Make sure your resume is formatted and do a spell check. Highlight employment dates, companies and titles. Provide details of your qualifications and education.
Highlight any experience or skills you believe you have that are particularly relevant.
Whilst you resume should be simple there needs to be enough detail for the Talent Acquisition team to be able to assess your suitability. Ensure you include both responsibilities and achievements!
Avoid using slang, jargon or acronyms. All companies have them but not everyone understands them. Don't make the Talent Acquisition team miss out on pertinent information through a lack of understanding.
Highlight any achievements. Use specific examples of what successes you have had in the positions you have previously held. We like success!
As part of V/Line’s recruitment process we do several verification checks. It is important the detail on your resume is accurate and a true reflection of your employment history.
Whilst a cover letter is not mandatory it is a nice touch to your application and allows you to specifically address the selection criteria and requirements of the role you are applying for.
Whether it’s your first interview or you’re a seasoned professional, you can always brush up on your interview techniques. We want to help you perform well at your interview and have provided some tips below to help you.
Do your research. Go to our website, read up about V/Line and the role you have applied for. Follow our LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Recent posts may allow you to answer questions during the interview.
Make sure you are on time for your interview. Ensure you dress suitably for the environment.
A Talent Acquisition team member will tell you the format of the interview when they contact you. Whilst we use a variety of interview formats many are behavioural based interviews where you will be asked to provide specific examples of when you have demonstrated a particular competency. Research the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) interview methodology.
Think about specific examples from your career that will allow you to demonstrate that you possess the skills and experience required for the role you have applied for. Make sure your example highlights what the situation was, what you did, how you did it and what the outcome was.
Be ready to demonstrate your success. Think about your achievements and what you have succeeded at, improved, enhanced, developed or initiated.
Be ready to articulate what your key strengths are and also your opportunities for further development. Think about any feedback you have received from others that you may be able to refer to.
Be ready to tell us why you are the best person for the job. Be ready to explain where you can add value to both the position and the organisation.
Prepare some questions to ask the panel members. Questions demonstrate that you have done your research and are interested in knowing more about the position and organisation.
If you get invited to participate in a video interview, it means we have reviewed
your resume and would like to know more about you! To help you with the
video interview process we have provided some quick tips below:
Your video interview will require you to answer some pre-recorded questions. You will need to respond to the questions facing the camera on your computer or mobile device.
You can choose where and when to complete your video interview! Wherever you choose to do your interview make sure you are in a safe environment that is free from distraction and will allow you to concentrate.
Before you do your video interview we encourage you to have a look at our website and the position you are applying for. This will enable you to tailor your responses to the questions and show why you are the best person for the job!
You will have the opportunity to practice and re-record your responses to the questions so make the most of it. Make sure you understand and are comfortable using the website before proceeding. If you think you didn’t do it properly, get in contact with us!
Prepare some notes before you record your responses to the video interview questions. Feel free to refer to your notes during the video interview to make sure you don’t miss any important information you want to tell us.
We want you to be comfortable so wear whatever you want. We do want to see you clearly so make sure there isn’t too much light behind you, so we can see your face in the interview.