Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Register with ASA?

At ASA, our focus is on recruiting for open roles our clients have available. Registering with us is a step in the process that takes place after being shortlisted for a role. But to get there, you’ve got to start applying! You can find a list of our current vacancies here.

Can I submit a general application, rather than applying for a specific role?

Currently we don’t offer an open registration. If you are interested in working with us, check out our vacancies here for roles you can apply for online. We update these regularly so be sure to check back to see if your dream position is up for grabs!

What kinds of roles do you recruit for?

ASA first started recruiting for client organisations in the direct mail industry back in 1998. Since then we’ve grown into an organisation that services the staffing and personnel needs of a broad range of industries. Everything from temporary labour postings, to software developers and through to roles that put an emphasis on soft skills and people management. You’ll find jobs of all types posted up on our boards.

For a list of current openings, you can visit our vacancies page.

I’m here on a visa, can I still apply for roles?

There are often circumstances where a role may require part time hours or a temporary contract length that would be suitable for your visa conditions. Be sure to read through the application to see if the role is suitable.

Someone I know told me to get in touch – does that mean I’m guaranteed work?

We love that our staff enjoy working with us so much they refer their friends and families to us! As we only recruit for positions that are currently available, we can’t always guarantee immediate work. If you are qualified for any of our current vacancies and have been referred to us, give us a call to discuss your application on (03) 9313 7400.

Does your agency find work for people? Why? Why not?

At ASA, we hold ourselves to a high standard. To us, that means being transparent in how we do business. As a recruitment and staffing agency, we pride ourselves on finding candidates that fit the roles our client organisations ask us to fill. That means that while we do help people find jobs, we technically work for the organisations that need their specific roles filled.

What happens after I submit an application?

Once your application has been submitted it will be reviewed by one of our consultants. If you are selected for shortlisting, you will get a phone call to discuss your application further. If you haven’t received a phone call and would like feedback regarding your application, you can give us a call! Due to the high volume of applications we receive we can’t always provide feedback for every application. 

Does ASA offer training or inductions?

We do! At ASA we regularly hold induction sessions for new applicants. We’ve found that this step can be hugely beneficial to those with relatively limited experience and can give fresh applicants the insight they need to make the most of the opportunities ahead.

What advice can you give me for job interviews?

Interviewing is hard – but the key to it all is staying relaxed. To help you do that, we recommend taking some time to prepare for some of the questions you might expect to be asked. Questions about your working history, what you feel to be your strengths and weaknesses, and where you see yourself fitting in are all likely questions to encounter.

But it’s important to know that the interview is not an interrogation, but an opportunity to showcase why you’re a good fit for the advertised role. Just try to be a relaxed and confident version of yourself and try to avoid putting too much pressure on yourself to perform. For some tips on how to prepare and perform in online interviews, take a look here at our Online Interviews 101.

What advice can you give me for the application process?

The greatest advice we can give you is to look at the role and only apply if you think you are suitable. In light of that, focus your application on why you are suitable for the role.

This means really reading the job description and finding where you can speak to the needs of the role and business if applicable. If there are any specific questions in the job advertisement, it’s vital that you work to address those. We encourage you to dive in on researching the company as well.

What does PPE mean?

PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment. It’s what a variety of workplaces, industries and regulatory bodies will call the equipment you use to keep safe while at work. Worksites can pose all sorts of risks to our health and wellbeing, so it’s vital that you familiarise yourself with those risks and take the necessary precautions.

Hearing protection, hardhats, gloves and high-vis clothing all come in under the banner of PPE. But you’re right to ask, because there are plenty of acronyms out there that are more confusing than helpful. For some pointers on cutting through the jargon, take a look at our article on Job Ad Jargon.

Where does ASA advertise?

For an overview of the roles we currently have available, you can head to our vacancies page here: Current Vacancies. We also commonly advertise roles via social media, and you’ll be able to find those opportunities on our Facebook and Instagram pages. We will also commonly advertise roles via Seek, Indeed and many other outlets.

Do I need a police check?

Yes. Some of our clients may require you to be responsible for things that involve a high level of security and as such we require all shortlisted applicants to submit a Police Check.