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Key Selection Criteria Writing Service
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Are you applying for a role and need to address a set of key selection criteria to be considered for the position?
Finally, you can relax Adelaide. We've got this. We'll take care of addressing the key selection criteria or writing up the statement of claims if that's what the employer requires.
We'll write for you tailored and individualised responses that are unique and concise, straight to the point. We will also incorporate your experience and demonstrate how it relates to the requirements of the role. We also use the SAO approach.
The great thing about having us write out the responses for you is that you will not only save yourself the time and hassle, but you can use the responses again as you need to, depending on the position. These are your responses, tailored for you.
COMMONLY USED IN GOVERNMENT
Key selection criteria are mainly used in the Adelaide public sector by government agencies at all levels including local, state and federal government. Candidates who write good responses are usually the first ones to be considered.
For example, many jobs advertised by the Australian Government are listed on the Australian Public Service website.
More and more employers are opting for potential candidates to address selection criteria before they are considered for an interview. A well-written and correctly structured selection criteria letter is the key to getting an interview and ahead of other applicants who decide not to apply for the job because the effort in writing it out is too difficult for them.
We'll make sure that your responses are solid and backed up with evidence from a combination of examples and relevant work experience.
Suppose you're wondering whether or not we use a selection criteria template.
We follow a set of guidelines, and best practice approaches concerning the length of each response, how many examples to use, how we structure each answer, and how we tie an individual's experience to the position.
Most importantly, we make sure that every response addresses the criteria.
Here is a sample response to give you an idea of our work.
Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain productive working relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders that ensures successful cooperation and partnerships is an integral component of this role.
I believe that it is very important to cultivate productive relationships in the workplace. A commitment to doing so demonstrates professionalism, fosters cooperation and nurtures future opportunities with both internal and external stakeholders.
I possess highly developed interpersonal skills that contribute to my ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of people. I believe that communication, guidance, mentorship, leadership and prioritisation are salient to fostering productive relationships and I use these skills on a daily basis in the workplace.
My previous professional experience has seen my take strategic responsibility for the planning, implementation and monitoring of a wide range of projects, involving diverse stakeholders and teams of people across the community, public and private sectors. I recognise the importance that positive relationships play in the successful delivery of projects. Collaboration across diverse groups of people means that individuals are encouraged to bring their own personal strengths and experiences, which the wider organisation only benefits from.
In my role as the Coordinator at Shorten Institute, I was required to work on a complex project under the Shorten Youth Program. I was called upon to bring together all stakeholders including Portfolio Managers, Directors, Program Managers and the CEO to provide consultation opportunities and identifying ways through which we could increase youth engagement.
We identified that the best course of action was to put together a tailored youth employment program, focusing on the development of pertinent skills for young people looking towards full-time employment. My role in developing and sustaining stakeholder relationships extended beyond the consultation phase to a key position in marketing and promoting the program to agencies and industry stakeholders. In addition to this, I nurtured valuable relationships with both students and agency providers
The program was certainly a success; I established a working partnership with Business Entity whereby they reached out to students following completion of their traineeship. My extensive recruitment campaign resulted in a significant increase in student intakes across the mining, business, retail, banking and public sector.
This is just one example of the many times that I have demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills in order to improve project outcomes. I enjoy working with others to form positive workplace relationships and believe I possess an innate ability to cultivate professional partnerships that could be of great advantage in this role.
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With a minor tweak, use the responses again.
IMPORTANCE OF GOOD WRITTEN RESPONSES
You can expect to receive well-written responses that are personalised for you and tailored to the role in Adelaide.
Your responses will include the right keywords and examples which back your ability to do the job and do it well. The answers won't be too long, and neither will they be too short—just the right length for easy reading.
Aside from incorporating working examples and experience from your CV, we also research the position and the employer.
We also follow the 'SAO' approach when writing out a response. We do this by mentioning the "Situation"; "Action" and "Approach" when including an example. However, every response is going to be different.
Each answer is also structured to have an introduction, body and conclusion, which then ties everything neatly in a readable and understandable manner.
In writing out each response, we believe it to be essential to be truthful and positive, not exaggerating or downplaying your skills, capabilities and experience.
When addressing each criterion, we aim to include at least 1 – 2 examples that demonstrate how you meet the requirements.
We usually work to around a 300 to 350-word limit.
USING THE RESPONSES FOR FUTURE APPLICATIONS
You can always reuse the letter addressing the selection criteria that we write for you again. But make sure you tweak the answers to suit.
When addressing each criterion, always remember that employers and recruitment agents are specifically looking at each question and your response in detail. If they feel at any point in time that you have just done a copy a paste response and did not tailor your answer to the employer, they will be put off and disregard your application for employment.
Questions are usually the same, but your responses should always be tweaked so that your application comes across personal to that employer.
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Apply for that job in South Australia with confidence. Add a new CV, or perhaps a tailored cover letter. Whatever you need to help you secure your employment goals, we're here to help.
Take control of every job application. Use your responses over and over again as many times as you need to, adapting each response accordingly.
A simple process.
We make initial contact with you.
We then ask if you can send us your existing resume and any supporting documentation, along with details of the role that you wish to apply for and the selection criteria you want us to address. We will email you any working examples needed to assist us.
Full payment will need to be made upfront.
We usually ask for around 1-2 working days to have the key selection criteria completed and ready for your review.
Delivery and Revision
We will send the selection criteria to you for your review and to see if you would like any changes or additions made. Please note that there will be an additional charge if you change your mind on the examples used.
Convenient packages. Straight-forward pricing.
Find out more about our fees and the range of packages we provide.
If there is something specific you would like, please let one of our friendly team members know.
Some frequently asked questions.
What information do you need from me to address the key selection criteria?
We will first ask for the following documentation:
Copy of your latest resume
Details of the position you are applying for
Copy of your current job description (if available)
Once received we will then send you a list of questions to incorporate working examples to assist us when addressing the key selection criteria.
How long are the responses?
We usually aim to write 300 words per criteria.
However, this all depends on the criteria itself and what the employer has asked for when submitting your application. We find that balance between helping your application stand out in a competitive jobs market and being concise and comprehensive.