Applying for a job

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Find a current opening

It’s a simple and stress free process to join our team at Maitland City Council.

As you progress through each step, our recruitment team will be in contact to keep you in the loop of where things are up to.

Tips for applying

Use the STAR method

We suggest using the STAR method for addressing your role’s criteria.



Explain the situation and it’s context



Explain what your role was



Explain what you did and how you did it



Explain the outcome and what you achieved

Example Responses

Interview tips

Preparing for your interview:

  • Research Maitland City Council

    Research our website and familiarise yourself with our organisation.
  • Think about the questions you may be asked

    Remember the questions will relate to the role charter, so prepare examples.
  • Prepare a list of your achievements

    Prepare achievements that relate to the selection criteria, such as problems you have overcome, demands you have faced, projects you have completed or where you have added value to an organisation.
  • Allow extra time

    Leave plenty of time before your interview for unexpected delays to ensure you are not late.

During the interview:

  • Ask for time to think

    If required, it’s okay to advise the panel that you need a moment to think about your response.
  • Use the S.T.A.R. method

    Ensure you answer the question using the STAR approach in the same way you did for your application.
  • The more information the better

    Please give us as much information as possible. Don’t sell yourself short.
  • Ask questions

    The interview is also an opportunity for you to learn about the role and our organisation. Make sure you ask us questions too.
  • Bring the relevant documents

    Bring copies of your licences and qualifications and present these to the panel at the end of your interview.
See Also
Current job opportunities
Benefits of working at Council
Work programs