Professional Key Selection Criteria Writing Service 

Brisbane, Queensland

Do you need to...


  • Respond to key selection criteria?

  • Market and sell yourself for a job?

  • Re-write and prepare a cover letter?

"Read the job description thoroughly and understand what they are looking for and how they want you to address the key selection criteria"

Source:, July, 2016



"Before bringing in an example into your response, mention the company name and your job title. "

Source: matthewcoppola,com, July, 2016



Are you applying for a job that has a key selection criterion attached, which must be addressed as part of the application, along with your CV and covering letter? Are you struggling to put the right words together and compile an answer that not only makes sense but also reads well?


More and more employers are opting for potential candidates to address a selection criterion before they are even 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. Or if they do, they write ambiguous answers that are far too long and make for dull reading. 


Key selection criteria are primarily used in the public sector by Government agencies at all levels including Local, State and Federal Government. Candidates who write good responses to the criteria are usually the first ones to be considered. So, therefore, it is vital that you have professionally written responses.


The person reading your application letter has limited time to go through every applicant. They will browse through your letter addressing the selection criteria, and if upon reading a couple of sentences that takes their interest, will most likely add you to the shortlisted pile. 


When addressing each criterion, always remember that employers and recruitment agents are specifically looking at each question and you’re 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.

Your answers to each criterion should have at least 1 – 2 prime and concrete examples that demonstrate your aptitude in that given area and shows you can do what they are after. We are aware that writing responses to key selection criteria can take a long time and seem like forever, which is why we are here to help. 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. 

Every selection criteria that we write is personalised and tailored for you and to the position. We use appropriate keywords and concrete answers that specifically respond to the question and demonstrate that you are qualified to do the job, even with transferable skills. When addressing the key selection criteria, we make sure that each answer is maximum half a page long and specifically addresses the statement. 


We conduct extensive research by going through the position description and deciphering what the employer is looking for, what is involved in the role and then using the terminology used in the job description and including it where appropriate when making an answer to each criterion. 


We try to follow the 'SAO' approach when writing out a response. This is by addressing the "Situation"; "Action" and "Approach". However, every response is going to be approached differently. 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. 



A simple and easy process from consultation to delivery.



Initial consultation.

We make initial contact with you in Canberra by phone/email for a brief discussion regarding the services you require and any specific requests. 



We then ask if you can send us your existing resume and any supporting documentation.



Once we have all the information we need, we can then proceed. If there is anything else we need to know, we will get in contact with you.



Full payment will need to be made upfront for us to start work.



We usually ask for around 3  working days to have the final drafts back for your review.



We will send the criteria completed to you ready for your review and to see if you would like any changes or additions made and we will make them accordingly.



Once you have made your review, we then make any needed changes and send it back to you.




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""Matt: These documents are a great start. I truly admire your skills as a wordsmith"


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"Hi Matthew, 

Really Really pleased buddy, you have allowed me to gain an interview again. Your the man for sure, and i will continue to recommend you to others without a doubt. You have helped me gain an interview with another government agency, and i have interview this Thursday, I can't thank you enough. This one is for a permanent role too.


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Simple pricing. Convenient packages.


Please feel free to click on the link below to view the fees for our range of packages and individual services that we offer.


To address the key selection criteria alone, our fee

is $44.00 (Incl. GST) per criterion.


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