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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?
Is there a role that you would like to apply for in Melbourne which requires you to address a set of key selection criteria?
It can be daunting, we know. But it doesn't have to be. We are specialists in addressing selection criteria. As eloquent writers, we're skilful with words.
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.
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.
As the job market becomes tougher to find suitable candidates, more employers are opting for potential candidates to address a set of key selection criteria. A well-written and correctly structured selection criteria letter can immensely help with reaching the interview stage and surpassing other applicants.
COMMONLY USED IN GOVERNMENT
Key selection criteria are mainly used in the 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.
Durable responses are those that are concise, incorporate examples and demonstrate that the candidate meets the set criteria, both in skill and experience.
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.
Remember, the ones who make the hiring decision will read your application. 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 you generally should tweak your responses for each role.
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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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 obtain working examples to assist us when addressing the key selection criteria either alone or within a cover letter.
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.