I am currently working in a temporary, non ongoing APS job which finishes at the end of this month. I am trying to find an ongoing APS job to work in. However I have always had problems with answering the selection criteria. Although I consider my writing skills (I am a Technical writer / IT support person) and qualifications to be quite good, I just don’t get interviews for APS jobs. I’m obviously doing something wrong when answering the selection criteria. I need help to answer then. I do answer honestly, and try to give examples which I think are good, but I am still not getting interviews. Mind you I have no problem getting private industry jobs and short term jobs.
This is very frustrating as I need the security of a long term job. I have a medical condition which mostly does not affect my ability to work, but which will require ongoing and moderately expensive medical attention from time to time. Hence the need for a steady income. I used to be in an APS job before, but after we were privatised my position was made redundant.
I got my current job through an employment agency. I have found though that employment agencies are geared up to getting people contracting positions and short term jobs because then they get more finders fees.
Has anyone had any success with an employment agency which has gotten them an ongoing APS job? Or can they recommend any employment agencies as being better than others? Also, does anyone know where to get help with applying for APS jobs? I just want to have a steady job where I help people and have some job satisfaction thrown in.