How to apply

Graphic showing the five steps of Landgate’s selection process. Step 1: Do your application. Step 2: We shortlist applicants. Step 3: We assess shortlisted applicants. Step 4: We make a decision. Step 5: We provide feedback. For a more detailed explanation of this process, see below.

Learn how we conduct the selection process at Landgate.

We will guide you through our typical selection process and give you helpful hints along the way. It is important to know that the selection process for advertised positions may vary and will depend on the job and what the panel is looking for. Before you start completing your application make sure that you read the advertisement carefully.

All the best with your application!

Guiding you through our process

If you want to know more, we have provided further details about what is involved at each step.

Step 1: Prepare your application – get it to us on time

Your application is important as it usually determines whether or not you progress to the next stage of the selection process.

Submit your application as per the instructions in the job advertisement. Usually this is online via the WA Government Jobs Board and may include:

  • A current resume (curriculum vitae) outlining your education and training (including qualifications), as well as your paid and unpaid work history and highlighting your experience and achievements most relevant to the job you are applying for.
  • The names and contact details of your referees. Usually we ask you to nominate two people, including your current or a recent line manager, who will be available to confirm or add to what you have said about your suitability for the role. We recommend you check with your referee before nominating them.
  • You may also be asked to attach a covering letter (please refer to what is required in the job advertisement).

Now it's up to you to make sure we receive your application before the advertised closing time!

Remember - if, after working through these guidelines, you feel you need more assistance, please call or email the contact named in the advertisement.

Step 2: We shortlist applicants

The panel assesses applications and agrees on a 'shortlist' of the most competitive applicants. The panel may use other tools to help them finalise this list and will contact you if you have been successful in getting through to the next step.

Step 3: We assess shortlisted applicants

The selection panel may use a variety of methods or tools to determine applicants' suitability for the job. This may or may not include a formal structured interview, a more informal meeting with the panel or other methodologies to assess your suitability for the job. Your referees may also be contacted during this stage.

Step 4: We make a decision

The selection panel looks at all the evidence it has gathered to determine which applicant(s) is the best fit for the job. We write to all applicants letting them know the outcome and offering the opportunity to ask for feedback.

Step 5: We provide feedback

When you receive your advice about the outcome of the selection process, we encourage you to telephone the contact person for some constructive feedback. The notification will outline your rights under the Public Sector Standard on Employment to lodge a 'breach of standard' claim if you believe the decision made has breached this standard and as a result, you were adversely affected.

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This page was last updated on: 05 Jul 2020