Jobseeker Toolkit

These resources are for students and jobseekers like you to prepare for different stages of the recruitment process. They'll assist you to feel confident in your job applications and interview preparation, and allow you to plan for success! 

Cover letter template 

When it comes to cover letters, there are heaps of styles to choose from. To help get you started, here's a basic cover letter template (Word, 16 KB) with tips to help you stand out from the crowd. 

Top tips for interviews 

Not sure where to start when preparing for a job interview? Check out our top tips for interviews (Word, 2 MB)

Common interview questions 

Many organisations focus on behavioural interview questions to assess whether a candidate will be a good fit. Make sure you're ready by thinking up some example responses beforehand. Here are some examples of commonly-asked behavioural questions (Word, 2 MB). 

Questions to ask your interviewers

Don’t be afraid to ask questions of your interviewers. It’s your chance to find out more about the company culture and decide if it’s right for you. It can also help to show your interest. Here are some examples of questions to ask at the end of your interview (Word, 2 MB).

Networking on LinkedIn 

Have you heard the saying, 'It's not what you know, it's who you know'? LinkedIn is the ultimate professional social networking platform and a valuable source of career information and resources. Use LinkedIn's networking tips to get connected and get your career going (PDF, 4 MB). 

Alternatively download a Word version of LinkedIn's networking tips (Word, 16KB).

Sharing your disability information 

It can be tricky knowing when to discuss disability management with a prospective employer. It's important to understand your rights and make informed decisions about when to share your information. Here are our tips for sharing disability information at different stages of the recruitment process (Word, 62 KB).

'Plan for Success' videos 

Our 'Plan for Success' videos provide information about how we connect students and jobseekers with disability to business and what employers are looking for in potential candidates. 

Visit YouTube to open the complete 'Plan for Success' video playlist

Information for students and jobseekers with disability 

To find out more about how we connect people with disability to business, as well as external services and support you may find useful, read our information for students and jobseekers with disability

Winter Employability Series 

Throughout July 2020, the Australian Network on Disability ran a range of webinars connecting students and jobseekers with disability to leading Australian employers and Stepping Into Alumni. 

These sessions gave practical tools and insights to jobseekers on how to build networks and develop employability skills, while providing employers the opportunity to showcase vacancies and their inclusive recruitment processes. Here the Winter Employability Series recordings and transcripts