Application Tips

We’ve built our online applications process to give you the best possible introduction to a career with Goodman Fielder. We generally advertise all of our roles internally first, before opening up the role externally via www.goodmanfielder.com or via our job alert service, aimed at those who have registered for Goodman Fielder job alerts within their selected career areas. Gone are the days of hunting on job boards to find the right role for you, with Goodman Fielder, we will email you when a role that you’re interested in becomes available.

We have a structure approach to our recruitment process to give you a great candidate experience. We are looking for the best talent for our roles and the tips below are a guideline to what we expect from applications as well as a few hints on our process and what to expect at certain stages.

CV Tips

Customise your CV to the position

The one-size-fits all CV usually fits nothing!

When applying for roles, it is important to make sure your CV and Cover Letter are a true reflection of your skills and experience, and give a strong idea behind your reasons for applying for a specific role. We want to hear from applicants who have taken the time to construct a clear, sharp and effective CV, with a well-rounded and insightful cover letter.

All of our job listings contain details about the specific experience, skills and/or educational background required for the role, and if you take the time to identify those characteristics and then highlight them on your CV and in your cover letter, you will have the chance to present your potential in the best way possible.

For more tips on writing a CV please visit the Seek Website by clicking here.

Interview Tips

Tell us about you

Have a concise answer prepared that focuses on your key skills, knowledge and experiences that are relevant to the position. Touch on personal skills and characteristics that translate into career strengths.

Learn about our company

Do your homework before the interview. Visit our website www.goodmanfielder.com.au to find out more about our brands and products, the size of the organisation, culture and values. Conclude by referencing how you would work well within our work environment and corporate culture.

Behavioral Interviews Questions

We work through a series of planned questions relevant to the position. Some questions will be behavioral based. Behavioral interviewing is a technique we use to learn about your past behavior in particular situations. Why? Past behavior is a better predictor of future behavior than is speculation (on your part) about how you would act in a hypothetical future situation. One method you could use is the STAR Methodology:

Situation or Task
Describe the situation that you were in or the task that you needed to accomplish. You must describe a specific event or situation, not a generalised description of what you have done in the past. Be sure to give enough detail for the interviewer to understand. This situation can be from a previous job, from a volunteer experience, or any relevant event.

Action you took
Describe the action you took and be sure to keep the focus on you. Even if you are discussing a group project or effort, describe what you did — not the efforts of the team. Don’t tell what you might do, tell us what you did.

Results you achieved What happened?
How did the event end? What did you accomplish? What did you learn?

Areas for development

A common approach is to highlight a weakness like “I’m a perfectionist”, and turn it into a positive. We hear the same answer all the time. This is the time where you highlight a skill that you wish to improve upon and describe what you are doing to enhance your skill in that area. We want to see that you are aware of your areas for development, so that we can aid you as you grow and develop further.

Research yourself

Creating a ‘talent inventory ‘of yourself helps you refresh your memory and prepares you to immediately respond to any questions about your experience you would otherwise have forgotten during the interview.

Questions to ask at interview

This is a great opportunity to learn more about Goodman Fielder, the role or even the people you will be working with. Questions may include but are not limited to:

  • What would typical working day be like in this role?
  • What will be the measurements of my success?
  • What is the organisational structure of the department?
  • What is your management style?
  • What sort of career advancement is available from this position?
  • How would you describe the company culture?

Questions to avoid asking at an interview

  • How much will I be paid?
  • How soon will I be promoted within the company?
  • How many holidays and sick leave can I get?

At Goodman Fielder, we want you to have the most positive interview experience, but to also remember that an interview is very much a two way street, and you want to get as much from the interview as possible. Do take notes during the interview, but make sure to maintain eye contact with all interviewers, listening and focusing on the questions being asked.