How many words should my responses be to the key selection criteria? By Matthew Coppola
Article by Matthew Coppola, Client Centric
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So, as part of your application you need to address a set of key selection criteria. How long should your responses be?
Firstly, my suggestion is to find out if the employer/recruiter has asked for a certain number of words per response or how many pages your application should be. Will help you determine the length and size of your answers.
However, as a rule of thumb, my suggestion is to stay around 300-350 words per criteria. Or best to stay less than half a page long, with multiple paragraphs rather than a couple of long paragraphs that may be a little difficult to read.
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