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Key Selection Criteria Writing Service
Personalised responses that tie your experience to the role
We take the stress out of writing responses.
So you don't have to.
Are you applying for a role and need to address a set of key selection criteria to be considered for the position?
We'll write for you personalised 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.
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.
So, therefore, it is vital that you have professionally written responses that accurately address the employer's requirements and demonstrate clearly your suitability for the role.
"Your responses should tie your experience and skills back to the position, incorporating relevant examples."
The ability to deliver intended results consistent with customer needs and defined quality expectations (including timelines), aligned with strategic goals and objectives.
I believe the ability to achieve results is based on an individual’s drive to perform and excel at requirements and necessary tasks.
My experience as a high achiever incorporates the ability to evaluate programs and policies, consult with stakeholders and hold myself personally accountable for the outcome of an endeavour.
I maintain a consistent focus on balancing quality and costs to ensure the best possible service delivery. I possess an excellent record for providing exceptional customer service and initiating procedures necessary to support broad customer service objectives and organisational approaches for service delivery.
I possess considerable experience in delivering advisory services and my experience illustrates significant end-to-end business results, including the development of proven strategies that have improved overall organisational results.
I am an extremely organised individual. I spend time each morning planning out the day ahead of me and prioritising tasks in order of importance and due date. I have excellent negotiation skills and am able to re-negotiate conflicting deadlines as is required.
In the role of Managing Director, I have played an instrumental role at Business Equity. My ability to gauge outcomes in line with strategic goals and objectives has been vital in the start-up of the company and I have successfully built extensive relationships with external stakeholders, ensuring affordable accommodation to the community and easy access to educational institutions and medical facilities.
I thrive in situations where I am required to engage in high-level strategic discussion, implementing services and programs for clients that are in line with defined quality expectations. I consistently deliver results and believe my ability to do so could be of great asset in the advertised position.
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.
My professional experience has seen me work in diverse environments and alongside a wide variety of people. I am friendly, respectful, supportive and encouraging to all who I encounter and have successfully demonstrated the ability to effectively communicate with customers, colleagues, stakeholders and senior management.
I am a confident communicator who delivers information in a clear, concise and articulate manner both orally and in writing. This is the case when communicating in a one-on-one situation and addressing a large group 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 am able to adapt information appropriate to my audience and translate information for others using appropriate language, pitched at the correct technical level and delivered in the most appropriate medium for maximum results. I also possess high level interpersonal skills and am comfortable acting in a mediation and conflict resolution capacity.
I am skilled in negotiation with customers, suppliers, government departments and other key contacts. This is best demonstrated through my role as Coordinator of Programs at Shorten Institute, where I engage in continuous partnership building with internal and external stakeholders including community and private interested parties, Executive Directors, Learning Portfolio Managers, and Managing Directors.
I am currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce in Management and Human Resources at University Institute. This course is providing me with the opportunity to develop a range of pertinent and transferable skills including:
Verbal and interpersonal communication
I have been actively involved in assisting and enhancing work opportunities for young people, applying the skills and knowledge developed in my degree to my professional life and look forward to further opportunities to do so.
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"Really Really pleased buddy, you have allowed me to gain an interview again. You're 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 an interview this Thursday, I can't thank you enough. This one is for a permanent role too"
Steven, IT Support
"Just thought I would let you know, Personally, I think this is an excellent job, I could not have matched it. If I don't get an interview based on this Selection Criteria, I think I will be changing my career and leave Government roles.
Really pleased with how you put these selection criteria together, and your choice of words reads really well. can't thank you enough for putting my criteria together, especially on a bank holiday. many many thanks"
"I just wanted to share my good news with you. I have been asked in for an interview for the position. Thank you to your good work and professionalism. Obviously they saw something in my application that has impressed them. I've had my interview so got my fingers crossed."
TAILORED FOR YOU
Every selection criteria that we write will be personalised and tailored based upon your own experience. We will also tie your experience back to the responsibilities of the position.
We use appropriate keywords and concrete answers that accurately respond to the question and help to demonstrate your suitability in performing the role.
JUST THE RIGHT LENGTH OF RESPONSES
When addressing the key selection criteria, our responses are maximum half a page long.
We conduct extensive research by going through the position description and deciphering what the employer is looking for, as well as what is involved in the role. We try to incorporate keywords used in the job description and include it where appropriate when writing up each response.
Even in situations where the job description is not informative enough, we work around this by researching similar other roles.
IMPORTANCE OF HAVING CONCISE RESPONSES
The person reading your application letter will likely have limited time in going through every application that they receive. Our goal in writing up responses to the required key selection criteria is to make sure that it grabs the attention of the reader and encourages them to continue reading on.
WE INCORPORATE EXAMPLES
In addressing each key selection criteria, we try to include at least 1 or 2 prime and concrete examples that demonstrate your aptitude and which is relevant to what the criterion is asking for.
We follow the 'SAO' approach when writing the response. However, every response is going to be different. When incorporating an example into the response, we try to adjust and expand upon examples provided by you so that it outlines the "Situation"; "Action" and "Approach" that you took. Similar to the STAR technique in addressing selection criteria.
We also like to structure each response to include an introduction, body and conclusion which then ties everything neatly in a readable and understandable manner. In writing out each response, we believe it is important to be truthful and positive, not exaggerating or downplaying your skills, capabilities or experience.
With a minor tweak, use the responses again.
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 and 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.
Depending on the current workload, we usually ask for around 3 – 4 working days to have the final drafts back 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.
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Please feel free to submit a contact request via the contact link and we will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.
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.