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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Coppola

How To Address Selection Criteria in a Cover Letter Format

A cover letter is an essential part of any job application. It’s your chance to prove to the employer why you feel that you would be an excellent fit for the role.

The team at Client Centric, one of Australia’s best cover letter writing service in Australia, believe that it’s essential every application includes both a CV and cover letter. Most employers these days expect both documents, and rightly so.

The employer needs to know why someone wants to work for their organisation and precisely what they have to offer concerning the role requirements. Your professionally written CV outlines your skills and experience. The cover letter takes it a step further.

Have you ever wondered how you can write responses to key selection criteria in the format of a cover letter?

My suggestions are first to write the cover letter as you usually would. Then, include each of the key selection criteria and weave it into the cover letter. Keep it brief, straight to the point and not too lengthy. It’s meant to be a cover letter. And generally speaking, a cover letter is about a page long in length.

If let’s say there are ten key selection criteria in the position description. Unless the employer has specifically asked you to address each criterion in your cover letter instead of just including it, I will interpret it as they want you to consider the selection criteria as part of your cover letter.

You don’t have to be the best selection criteria writer to write great responses. All you need to do is to make sure that you can address each criterion and meet their requirements.


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