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What to expect from the interview process

At Gowrie, we know that you’re interviewing us just as much as we’re interviewing you. The interview process is a chance for us to get to know each other, for us to hear more about what motivates you, and to see how Gowrie can help you thrive in your career.

Tips for Job Seekers

Including a cover letter with your application will help us understand your interest in the role you’ve applied for and why you’ve chosen Gowrie. We’d love to get to know you, because building strong relationships is at the core of what we do. Your cover letter is a chance to tell us about you as a person, as well as your skills and a experience. Your resume is equally important as it should paint a fuller picture of your relevant skills and experience. Following a few easy tips will ensure your resume and cover letter are always well presented and direct while still highlighting your character and interests.

Cover Letter Tips

  • Tailor your cover letter to the role you’re applying for and be sure to express interest. This can help demonstrate that you’re right for the role and differentiate yourself from other applicants.
  • Tell us about any skills, experience and/or accomplishments that make you suitable for the role.
  • Tell us a little bit about yourself – why you enjoy working in early learning and what draws you to the not-for-profit sector.
  • Keep it concise. Try to keep your cover letter to no more than one page. Your cover letter is like a summary, and we can get further information from your resume where needed.
  • Be consistent in formatting. Use similar styles and fonts and ensure what you’re presenting is clear and easy to read.

Resume Tips

  • Use headings and subheadings to separate different roles and organisations you’ve worked for. Ensure that formatting is clear, simple and easy to read.
  • When including your employment history, ensure you’ve included the name of the organisation you’ve worked for, your position title and employment period.
  • If feasible, outline any key achievements for each role.
  • Like your cover letter, you can also tailor your resume to the role that you’re applying for. You can emphasise the parts of your experience that more closely relate to the role you’re applying for.  
  • Keep personal details to a minimum. We’re interested in your skills, experience and accomplishments, so it’s important for you to focus on those.