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Government & public services careers advice

A day in the life of a young political staffer
A day in the life of a young political staffer
The life of a young political staffer can be intense, challenging and fulfilling or just cruisy and pretty well-paid – a…

Essentials

Public service industry outlook
Public service industry outlook
With public service comes great responsibility… and great conditions.
Should I start my career in the public or private sector?
Should I start my career in the public or private sector?
We get asked this question a lot! It’s not completely straightforward to answer as a lot of it depends on what’s importa…
Busting the myths about a job in public service
Busting the myths about a job in public service
Public service has been maligned for far too long! The PR damage it’s received from neurotic parents urging their progen…
Public service industry outlook
Public service industry outlook
With public service comes great responsibility… and great conditions.
Should I start my career in the public or private sector?
Should I start my career in the public or private sector?
We get asked this question a lot! It’s not completely straightforward to answer as a lot of it depends on what’s importa…
Busting the myths about a job in public service
Busting the myths about a job in public service
Public service has been maligned for far too long! The PR damage it’s received from neurotic parents urging their progen…

How to get hired

Selection criteria statements 101
Selection criteria statements 101
Ahhh, selection criteria statements. The bane of any wannabe public servant’s existence!
Insider tips for Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet graduate applications
Insider tips for Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet graduate applications
GradAustralia surveyed recent graduates at Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to bring you the top five essent…
How to ace your government graduate program assessment centre
How to ace your government graduate program assessment centre
Congratulations, you've made it! Here are our tips on how to succeed in each stage of your government graduate program a…
Selection criteria statements 101
Selection criteria statements 101
Ahhh, selection criteria statements. The bane of any wannabe public servant’s existence!
Insider tips for Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet graduate applications
Insider tips for Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet graduate applications
GradAustralia surveyed recent graduates at Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to bring you the top five essent…
How to ace your government graduate program assessment centre
How to ace your government graduate program assessment centre
Congratulations, you've made it! Here are our tips on how to succeed in each stage of your government graduate program a…

On the job

A day in the life of a young political staffer
A day in the life of a young political staffer
The life of a young political staffer can be intense, challenging and fulfilling or just cruisy and pretty well-paid – a…
The complete guide for graduates moving to Canberra
The complete guide for graduates moving to Canberra
Canberra is a leader in graduate recruitment – if you've applied for a government grad program, check out our detailed g…
A day in the life of a young political staffer
A day in the life of a young political staffer
The life of a young political staffer can be intense, challenging and fulfilling or just cruisy and pretty well-paid – a…
The complete guide for graduates moving to Canberra
The complete guide for graduates moving to Canberra
Canberra is a leader in graduate recruitment – if you've applied for a government grad program, check out our detailed g…