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ACS Masterclass Series : Three keys to unlock your APS job | SESSION 3 (of 3): Excelling in a Public Service Job Interview

Do you want to work in the government sector or prepare for a move between jobs and departments within the Australian Public Service (APS)? Register for this ACS Masterclass Series. You will learn how to identify your skill gaps, the tips and tricks on writing a job application, CV and prepare for interviews for APS positions.

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Mon, 29 Nov, 01:00 PM

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    Thu, 02 Dec, 09:30 AM

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    Thu, 02 Dec, 11:30 AM
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Do you want to work in the government sector or prepare for a move between jobs and departments within the Australian Public Service (APS)?<br><br>If yes, this ACS Masterclass Series is for you. You will learn how to identify your skill gaps, the tips and tricks on writing a job application, CV, and prepare for interviews for APS positions.<br><br><b>Important note:</b> <i>This masterclass series is most suitable for people who meet the citizenship requirements for APS employment. To get the most out of this series, we strongly recommend you attend all three sessions. </i><br><br><b>ACS Masterclass Series: Three keys to unlock your next job</b> <p><b>SESSION 3 (of 3): Excelling in a Public Service Job Interview</b><br><b>SPEAKER:</b> <span style="font-size: 11.0pt;"><span><span>Adam Kowalski, Director, CBR Recruitment Pty Ltd</span></span></span><br><br><i><b>So you have submitted an application for a public service position and been shortlisted for interview – what next?</b></i><br><br>Public service job interviews are very different to private sector job interviews, and it can be challenging understanding how public service selection processes work, and how to perform at your absolute best during a public service job interview.<br><br>In this Masterclass, Adam Kowalski who has been involved in literally thousands of public service interviews over the past two decades will:</p> <ul><li>Provide his insights into contemporary public service recruitment practices;</li><li>Talk about exactly what selection panels are looking for;</li><li>Give you practical advice on how different government departments run their job interviews;</li><li>Arm you with the tools to give you the best chance of success.</li></ul> <p><b>Learning Outcomes</b><br>By attending this Masterclass, you will learn some valuable skills and maximise your chance of being successful in your next public service job interview.<br><br><i><b>Note that this Masterclass will be complimented by Masterclass Series (session 1 and 2), you will need to register the following masterclass separately.</b></i></p> <ul><li><b>Mon 15 Nov - ACS Masterclass 1 (of 3): </b>Session 1: Identify SFIA skill gaps using ACS&#39;s mySFIA tool</li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><b>Tues 16 Nov - ACS Masterclass 2 (of 3): </b>Writing your Job Application and CV for Public Service Positions</span></span></li></ul>


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Learning and development management (ETMG) -> Level 4


Adam Kowalski

Adam Kowalski

Adam Kowalski has 20+ years’ experience in HR and recruitment, which commenced being part of a team to introduce outsourced HR to the Australian Public Service.

He graduated from the University of Canberra with qualifications in HR and has extensive experience in Executive Search, Permanent Placement, Temporary Recruitment, Government Selection Process Management, Coaching, Talent Management, and HR Consulting.

Adam founded CBR Recruitment with a goal of delivering highly innovative, customised recruitment and HR solutions.

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