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Key Selection Criteria Writing Service
Personalised responses that tie your experience to the role
We'll worry about responding to the key selection criteria.
So you don't have to.
Is there a position that you would like to apply for that asks you to address a set of key selection criteria or write up a statement of claims?
Finally, you can apply for that job without the frustration and stress of having to write up tailored responses based on your experience and skills.
We can take care of the application for you by writing articulate and coherent responses that are tailored to the role and personalised for you. Here at Client Centric, our team are experts at writing concrete responses to key selection criteria.
By enlisting our help, you can expect to receive 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 follow the SAO approach.
If you are unsure what selection criteria are, then feel free to read this article on breaking down what selection criteria is, by Matthew Coppola.
MAKE AN IMPRESSION
Employers are impressed when candidates take the time to write out responses to demonstrate their suitability for the role. It shows interest and keenness in the position. It also helps the employer make the decision on whether or not to interview you. Your application will demonstrate your suitability for the position.
COMMONLY USED IN GOVERNMENT
Key selection criteria are mainly used in the Tasmanian public sector by government agencies at all levels including local, state and federal government in Tasmania. Candidates who write good responses are usually the first ones to be considered.
Asking candidates to address a set of key selection criteria is becoming more common as part of the job application process. It's important to have detailed responses.
Many Tasmanian employers in a diverse range of fields, from education to healthcare, to Government and the community services sector, like to use selection criteria. As they can attract and obtain the right talent.
For most job seekers searching for suitable employment, having to address a set of criteria can be daunting. Many find it hard to sell themselves and write about their skills.
That's where we come in.
For example, many jobs advertised by the Australian Government are listed on the Australian Public Service website.
Provide us with a copy of your CV and the position description. We will then ask for suitable working examples to incorporate in the selection criteria before commencing.
Suppose there is a particular selection criterion that you don't meet. In that case, we can still address it for you by outlining any relevant and transferrable experience and skills that are similar to that criteria.
Alternatively, we can write about what you do know and that you are willing to learn and further your experience and knowledge in that area.
Here are some sample responses 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.
Exhibits a personal commitment to public service professionalism and probity. Working with and exemplifying and promoting high standards of corporate values.
I maintain a personal commitment to public service professionalism as can be exemplified by my roles working with youth in assistance with training and upskilling for entry into the workforce.
I continue to develop and improve my knowledge base and skills in liaising with a diverse group of people to attain organisational objectives. I maintain high standards in interactions with others and practise a high degree of respect and courtesy in dealing with work colleagues, stakeholders, and the public.
At Business Entity I am the Managing Director. I work with clients who travel to Perth from regional and remote communities for specialist medical treatment. We work closely with clients state-wide from regional and remote communities and maintain open lines of communication, practising discretion and confidentiality at all times.
Our clients utilise all mainstream public hospitals as we currently have extensive relationships with Hospital Entity where many of our clients require daily access.
I consider my role within this organisation as pivotal and maintain the responsibility to ongoing development based on strategic business planning, consideration and respect for the comfort and needs of others, and continual improvements based on proactive foresight and advice.
Given this experience, I am confident in my ability to show a true commitment to public service professionalism and probity. I have done so consistently in the past and will continue to do so.
Other sample criteria:
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With a minor tweak, use the responses again.
IMPORTANCE OF GOOD WRITTEN RESPONSES
It is essential to make sure that your responses to critical selection criteria grab and hold the employer's attention. You want the employer or recruiter to be impressed by you and to think deeply about your suitability for the role. The aim is to encourage the employer to invite you in for an interview.
We will incorporate your experience and tie it back to the role, demonstrating how you meet the criteria. We will include examples too.
As long as we have a copy of your most recent resume and details of the position, we can get started. To ensure we write about your experience accurately, we will be in contact with you to obtain any relevant working examples.
No matter your industry or profession, there is no role that's too difficult for us to write for. And if we are unsure of anything, we will do our research and come back to you for further clarification.
When addressing each criterion, we aim to include at least 1 – 2 examples that demonstrate how you meet the requirements.
Every selection criteria that we write is personalised to you and ties your experience to the position. We ensure the right keywords are in place, and we demonstrate your suitability by drawing from your experience and even with transferable skills applied. We usually work to around a 300 to 350-word limit.
We also aim to follow the 'SAO' approach when incorporating an example. We do this by addressing the "Situation"; "Action" and "Approach".
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.
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Tasmanians, start taking charge of your job applications!
Apply for that job in Tasmania with confidence. Add a new tailored CV, or perhaps a custom-written 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.
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. There are options if you don't have any examples to use.
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 take into account many factors when deciding how long your responses should be.