The recruitment process

We take great care with our recruitment process. It is important to us that we find people that not only suit the requirements of the role on offer, but also share our values, passion and make the perfect fit in the McDonald Jones Homes family.

Our role vacancies are almost always advertised externally on Seek.com and on our website, giving you the best possible chance of finding the ideal fit for you. Your interest in working for us is important and our recruitment team will keep in touch with you throughout the recruitment process to ensure you are kept informed of your progress.

Step One

Submit your application or register your interest in a role at McDonald Jones Homes. If you have completed the Register Your Interest form on the website, we will keep your resume on file until a suitable role becomes available.

Step Two

Once we have received your resume, we will review your application and send through a questionnaire for you to complete covering your capabilities and expectations for the position.

* - We will send you this questionnaire regardless of wether you have applied for a specific position or expressed a general interest in working with us. Your answers to the questionnaire will help the company better understand your skills and experience so we can make the best possible match to any vacancies that arise.

Step Three

If we receive a large number of applications for a role, we will contact suitable candidates by phone for an initial discussion about the role and your suitability for the position.*

Step Four

At this point we will begin to schedule the first interviews with candidates we think are suitable for the role. These interviews could either be a group interview, with other candidates or a one on one interview where you will have the opportunity to meet and discuss the position with the relevant Manager and other company employees. 

Step Five

If we would like to progress your application we will ask you to complete a personality profile. This personality test measures your core personality traits. There is no right or wrong answer, it is simply a tool that we use to ensure we can create a work environment where each individual can thrive and enjoy their work.

Step Six

We may invite you back for a second interview with the relevant Manager and a member of the HR Team. At this time you may be asked to participate in a practical test as further evidence that you have the necessary skillset for the role.

Step Seven

If the company would like to progress with your application and once we have received your permission, we will contact 2 of your referees to conduct reference checks. Your referees should be from a current or your most recent employer and the contact should be the representative that supervised or oversaw your work with them.

Some roles will also require you to take a Drug and Alcohol Test and a full medical. These tests will be taken at this time.

Step Eight

This is the exciting part – we offer you the job! If you have made it this far and have accepted your position with the McDonald Jones Group, congratulations! You are now part of our team and our family and we can’t wait to have you on board.

At this point we will also inform those people who were not successful with their application for the role of their outcome. If you are unsuccessful with the company on your first application please do not let this stop you from applying for a position in the future.

If you have any further questions regarding our recruitment process or if you would like further information on any one of our positions, please contact us on hr [at] mcdonaldjones [dot] com [dot] au or by calling 02 4918 2200.