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Key Selection Criteria Writing Service
Personalised responses that tie your experience to the role
Gold Coast, we'll worry about writing the selection criteria.
So you don't have to.
Is there a role that you would like to apply in the Gold Coast which requires you to address a set of key selection criteria?
Client Centric specialises in writing tailored responses to selection criteria that accurately incorporate your skills and experience.
Every response that we write will be unique and concise, straight to the point. Using the SAO approach, we will tie in relevant examples to demonstrate your ability to perform the role.
5 WAYS WE WRITE STRONG RESPONSES
Here are the best ways we write strong responses to selection criteria.
First, we limit each response to half a page or less depending on the max number of pages required on the position description.
Second, we use keywords and key duties in the position description in your answers. Third, make sure every paragraph has an introduction, body, and conclusion.
Fourth, we use relevant examples and tie them into a statement that confirms you meet the criteria.
Fifth, we read it over and aloud, making sure that grammar and punctuation is correct, and it reads well.
We take the stress out of responding to positions in Government and other industries where you need to address selection criteria.
HOW WE ADDRESS THE KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
When addressing selection criteria, it is vital that you are thorough with your responses. To do this, we study each individual criterion mentioned in the job description in separate paragraphs and relevant examples.
We back up your answers with related examples of what you have achieved and why these experiences will help you to thrive in the role.
We use an opening statement, then integrate an example into the response, and expand upon your experiences so that it outlines the "Situation"; "Action" and "Approach" that you took.
No work experience? You do not need to worry. In the instance that you have no relevant experience, we can be creative by talking about what you do know and what you are familiar with to address the key selection criteria. We can also write about how you are willing to learn, gain the experience and professionally develop.
Here is a sample response to give you an idea of our work.
A demonstrated ability to negotiate persuasively and to successfully listen, understand and adapt to a range of audiences is required for this role, as well as appropriate qualifications.
I have been fortunate enough to have worked with diverse groups of people in my past and present employment and have the ability to communicate effectively with people on all levels to produce excellent working relationships. This has equipped me with the high level interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, proficiency in mediation and conflict resolution, which I have consistently demonstrated in a wide range of contexts and with diverse groups of people. I have established a reputation as a highly skilled presenter, having conducted training and seminars at the state, national, and district levels.
I have maintained a high ability to represent the Business Entity in negotiations with customers, suppliers, government departments and other key contacts. I was also the Coordinator of Programs at Shorten Institute, which required me to further develop a cultural focus through continuous partnership building with internal stakeholders and the various communities. Achieving this required me to further build upon extensive relationships with the community and private interested parties, Executive Directors, Learning Portfolio Managers, and Managing Directors. This enabled me to demonstrate my knowledge and understanding across the Institution on protocols and customs.
I am currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree, in Management and Human Resources at University Institute. This course is helping me to develop the transferable skills and knowledge in verbal and interpersonal communication, critical thinking and problem-solving, negotiation and time management. In addition to this, I have been actively involved in assisting and enhancing work opportunities for young people, and so I have been able to use my degree to the full extensively throughout my career today.
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With a minor tweak, use the responses again.
IMPORTANCE OF GOOD WRITTEN RESPONSES
The person reading your application letter in the Gold Coast 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 take their interest, will most likely add you to the shortlisted pile.
It's important to note that your responses to individual selection criteria will be read, which makes it all the more important to get it right. If they feel at any point in time that you have just done a copy a paste response and did not tailor your answer, they may disregard your application. After we have assisted you with the selection criteria, there is always the opportunity to use the responses again and again for other similar roles advertised in the Gold Coast where the responses are the same. You may though need to tweak them accordingly.
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.
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Every selection criteria that we write is personalised and tailored for you and to the position. We use appropriate keywords and concrete answers that accurately respond to the question and demonstrate your capabilities, even with transferable skills applied.
When addressing the key selection criteria, we make sure that each answer is maximum half a page long and specifically addresses the statement or question.
We thoroughly incorporate what the employer is asking for and make sure that each response reflects this. Selection criteria is generally used in Government, healthcare, education, finance, administration and community services sectors.
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 written 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 very important to be truthful and positive, not exaggerating or downplaying your skills, capabilities, and experience.
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Apply for that job in the Gold Coast 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 high-quality 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 and knowledgeable selection criteria writers 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 obtain 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 also use the S.A.O approach when writing up each response.