Already working in the Australian Taxation Office in a contract position, this client was eager to secure a permanent position. The client’s qualifications included a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Applied Finance. She was also enrolled with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, due to complete within months. Prior to joining the Australian Public Service, the client had worked as an accountant with two accounting firms.
With five selection criteria to address in 500 words, we needed to demonstrate the client’s suitability for the role succinctly. I asked the client about each criterion individually and we discussed examples from both her current position and her time with the accounting firms. We framed the examples in terms of the selection criteria to achieve a concise but richly detailed response.