The Agri Veterans Application Process

Applying for jobs can be a daunting prospect. Especially if you haven’t had to do it in a while. To support you on your journey from Defence service to civilian life, we’ve compiled the essential intel to improve your chances of success.


If at first you don't succeed, try again. The Agri Veterans team will support you every step of the way.

The Agri Veterans Application Process


Find a job on our
job board

job board on monitor

Apply for the position

online form

A support recruiter
will contact you

mobile phone

candidates are sent

to our clients

shortlisted client

Interviews are organised
they can be in the form of skype,
phone call or face to face

video call on phone

How to write a Cover Letter

cover letter
  • This is a concise one-page letter where you introduce yourself, explain why the role in question appeals to you and why you think you’d be a good fit – in terms of skills, experience and personal attributes.
  • Ideally it should encourage the employer to read your resume and finish with a polite request for an interview.
  • After you’ve done one cover letter, use this as a template for future applications.
  • It’s always a good idea to send a cover letter unless the job advertisement specifically says NOT to include one.
Download our cover letter template

How to Write a Resume

  • When applying for a job, your resume (or “CV”) is your most important tool. It needs to demonstrate in a clear, professional manner that you have employment experience and meet the requirements of the position.
  • Your basic personal details and relevant skills and experience should feature prominently.
  • You may need to tailor your resume slightly depending on the role you’re applying for. That way, employers can easily find what they’re looking for.
  • Elements of an effective resume generally include:
    1. Contact details
    2. Opening statement
    3. List of key skills
    4. List of technical/software skills
    5. Personal attributes/career overview
    6. Educational qualifications
    7. Employment history/volunteering/work placements
    8. References/referees
Download our resume template

Interested in a career in agriculture?

We are always looking at recruiting ex-defence to work in Australia's agriculture industry. Submit the form below to register your interest or to speak with a member of the Agri Veterans team.