Craft your application

Develop applications that give you the edge

The Career Development team empowers you to craft an application that can boost your chances of being shortlisted by an employer.

Understanding the purpose and strategies behind a successful application is a valuable capability to develop as it will support you well into your career. Whether you have never written a professional application or you are looking to make final adjustments to your tailored application, we can support you on your journey.

 Tailor your application


 Make note of keywords


 Address selection criteria

Resume guide (PDF, 163 KB)

  • Learn the fundamentals of writing an effective resume

Cover Letter (PDF, 105.3 KB)

  • The basics of writing a targeted cover letter

Selection Criteria (PDF, 326.9 KB)

  • Build a professional response to selection criteria

Identify professional phrases (PDF, 58.9 KB)

  • Articulate your experiences and values

Master the elevator pitch (PDF, 53.7 KB)

  • Generate instant interest in your profile

Words to use in your applications (PDF, 88 KB)

  • Diversify your language

Resume review checklist (PDF, 54 KB)

  • Make sure you have included these items

Referees (PDF, 58.4 KB)

  • Identify and contact suitable referees

Your professional identity (PDF, 40.9 KB)

  • Building your professional brand

Attend a workshop

View career development workshops to register for our interactive Written Application sessions

Upcoming Career Development Workshops and Events

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Looking to explore your opportunities post graduation? The University of Queensland is participating in a number of online Virtual Careers Fairs in 2021 to help give your career a kickstart!