What you need to know to apply
Bond University conducts a thorough recruitment process. We’ve outlined what you can expect and all you need to know about the application process, the interview stage, and what happens if you receive a job offer, as well as some handy FAQs.
How to prepare for the application process
So, you’re about to start your application. Before you do, here’s what you need to know about our application process.
The application process for a position is detailed in the job advertisement. The requirements may vary based on the position, but applications for all positions require the submission of a resume, a cover letter, a statement addressing each selection criteria, and the contact information for three work-related referees.
Bond University use a self-service recruitment system for candidates to apply online for positions anywhere, at any time, using a range of electronic and mobile devices. The recruitment system allows you to view the status of a job that you have applied for and track the progress of your application. Bond University does not accept applications that are not submitted via the recruitment system unless otherwise instructed within the advertisement.
Addressing selection criteria
Selection criteria form an important facet of the application process. They are a tool used to shortlist candidates, and allow you to clearly outline the specific skills and experience you have that will make you a suitable candidate for the job. Candidates who best meet the selection criteria will be considered for an interview. Selection criteria for each position are found in the corresponding position description.
Selection criteria are position-specific qualifications, experience and attributes required to fulfil the role requirements.
Desirable criteria listed in the position description are additional skills considered valuable to the position. Desirable criteria are not mandatory to possess, although they may increase your chances being shortlisted for an interview.
Candidates are encouraged to address each selection criterion individually, by using examples to demonstrate your experience and support your claims. The same example may be used multiple times if appropriate. We encourage you use the STAR method (Situation, Task, Action, Result), when addressing selection criteria.
Some positions will require proof of your qualifications. The Human Resources department may request certified copies of your qualifications during the recruitment process.
What to expect if you’re successful for an interview
If you make it through to the interview stage – well done! Here’s what you can expect at this stage of the recruitment process.
If shortlisted for a position, you will be invited to attend an interview. This will be arranged (where possible) via a phone call and confirmed via email. The interview will consist of motivational, situational and behavioural questions to determine your suitability for the position.
The interview panel is comprised of three to five relevant staff members. Candidates invited to interview should advise the organiser of any support requirements that may be needed to attend an interview.
Reference checks are not normally undertaken until your application is being recommended for appointment to the position.
Referees should include your current manager or superior. If that is not possible, an alternative reference must be someone who can comment on your knowledge, skills and ability in your current work environment.
All employees of Bond University are required to hold working rights in Australia. This is in the form of a valid, current work visa (if you are not an Australian citizen). During the appointment process, and throughout the employees’ contract term, employees will be required to show evidence of their visa (including permanent residency visas) for validation. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure their visa details remain current with the Human Resources department.
What's next after receiving a job offer?
Congratulations! You've received an offer to work at Bond University. Here's what the process looks like after you receive your offer.
If successful after the interview process, you will be contacted by the Chair of the Selection Committee or Human Resources to be offered the position.
Successful applicants are encouraged to carefully consider a job offer and review the employment contract to ensure understanding of the terms and conditions of employment at Bond University.
Candidates who attend an interview but are unsuccessful will be notified by the Chair of the Selection Committee. All other unsuccessful applicants will be notified via email by Human Resources.
Equal employment opportunity
Bond University is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage our students and staff to respect individuality and diversity. In line with Bond University's values, people from diverse backgrounds, women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTIQ+, and people with a disability are encouraged to apply for positions at the University.
Employment Terms and Conditions
Conditions of employment are covered by the different agreements depending on the category of staff.
Academic staff are employed on a Bond Employment Agreement (BEC). Conditions of employment have been enhanced through a Memorandum of Understanding between Bond University, Ltd (BUL) and the Bond University Academic Staff Association (BUASA).
Professional staff are employed on a Bond Workplace Agreement (BWA). Conditions of employment have been enhanced through a Memorandum of Understanding between Bond University, Ltd (BUL) and the Bond University Professional Staff Association (BUPSA). Facilities Management and Food & Beverage staff are also covered under a BWA.
Frequently asked questions
Do you have questions about our job application process? We're here to help.
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How do I complete a job application online?
- View current vacancies at Jobs at Bond.
- Select 'Apply Now' for the job you are interested in.
- Prepare and save your responses in a word document by selecting 'Preview Application Form'.
- If are an existing user, select 'Log in to an existing account'.
- Select 'Begin' to start the application process. First-time users will need to register and set up a password.
- When completing an application, save pages regularly. You do not need to complete your application in one sitting. You can save and access your application anytime by logging in and going to Dashboard > Application History.
- Ensure all mandatory fields are completed (identified by a red asterisk). Select 'Save and submit' for each page of the application form.
How do I format text in an application?
- Use plain text. Do not use bold or underline.
- Use asterisks (*) or dashes (-) instead of dot / bullet points.
- Ideally, you should prepare responses in a Word document first to utilise features such as spell check and word count before copying your responses into the online application form.
How do I submit my application?
Upon completion of all mandatory questions, you can submit your application by selecting the 'Submit Application' button at the top of the 'Preview and Submit' page.
If you can't see the 'Submit Application' button, please check all mandatory questions have been answered, and that you have selected 'Save and Submit' on each page of the application form.
An email confirmation will be sent to you, confirming that you have submitted your application. Alternatively, you can log in and check the status of your application by going to Dashboard > Application History.
Can I update information in a submitted application?
You can update an application until the closing date for the position. Log in and go to Dashboard > Application History and select 'Edit Application'.
Can I submit a late application?
Once a job advertisement has closed, it is not possible for a candidate to address the selection criteria online; therefore, late applications will not be accepted.
Can I submit a hard copy of my application?
Bond University no longer accepts applications outside of the recruitment system unless specified within the advertisement.
What do I do if I am encountering technical difficulties?
If you are having technical issues with submitting an application online, please make sure you have read through all of our frequently asked questions. If you are unable to resolve your issues using the FAQs, contact the HR Recruitment team prior to the closing date of the position and they will be able to help determine an appropriate way for you to submit your application.