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ECU's Careers and Employability Services team have created five Career Hacks booklets for you to use to help you find work experience, write a resume, write a cover letter, write selection criteria and interview.


  • Cover Letter - PDF File, 3.4 MB
    A cover letter (also referred to as an application letter) is used to respond to key requirements, skills, attributes, experience and knowledge as specified in the job advertisement. This fact sheet will help you to write an attention-grabbing cover letter.
  • Finding Work Experience - PDF File, 835.9 KB
    As defined by the Australian Government's Fair Work Ombudsman, work experience is work preformed within a business to gain experience in an occupation or industry. It's short-term with specific work functions agreed to by the student and host employer. This fact sheet will help you with hints and tips on how to source and secure work experience opportunities.
  • Interview Skills - PDF File, 1.3 MB
    Congratulations - you got an interview! This fact sheet will provide you with tips, advice, real-life interview questions and scenarios, and all the things you need to know to assist you to prepare for, and excel in any interview.
  • Resume - PDF File, 367.9 KB
    A resume is a document outlining your education, employment history, skills, accomplishments and referees. It is designed to give a potential employer an overview of your experience, skills and abilities. This fact sheet will provide you with some hints and tips to assist you in the creation of a professional and engaging resume.
  • Selection Criteria - PDF File, 308.3 KB
    Selection criteria identifies the specific skills, abilities, knowledge and qualifications required to be successful within any given position. As part of the job application process, you may be asked to provide responses to selection criteria to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the job. This fact sheet will provide you with hints and tips on how to successfully address selection criteria.
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