Professional Key Selection Criteria Writing Services in Sydney, New South Wales.
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"Remember that someone has to sit down and read your selection criteria responses. Make sure that the paragraphs are not too long and are easy to read"
Source: matthewcoppola.com, 27/7/2016
"Complement your application with a CV that really sells and markets your full skills and experience"
Source: matthewcoppola,com, 27/7/2016
Are you applying for a job that has key selection criteria attached, which must be addressed as part of the application, along with your CV and covering letter? Are you struggling to put the right words together and compile an answer that not only makes sense but also reads well?
As the job market has become tighter and as the supply of labour outweighs the demand in certain industries, more and more employers are opting for potential candidates to address selection criteria. A well-written and correctly structured selection criteria letter is the key to getting an interview and ahead of other applicants who may decide not to apply for the job because the effort in writing out responses is too difficult. Or if they do, they write ambiguous answers that are far too long and make for dull reading.
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 to the criteria are usually the first ones to be considered. So, therefore, it is vital that you have professionally written responses.
HOW WE WORK
The person reading your application letter has limited time to go through every applicant. They will browse through your letter addressing the selection criteria, and if upon reading a couple of sentences that takes their interest, will most likely add you to the shortlisted pile.
When addressing each criterion, always remember that employers and recruitment agents are specifically looking at each question and your response in detail. 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 your responses should always be tweaked so that your application comes across personal to that employer.
Your answers to each criterion should have at least 1 – 2 prime and concrete examples that demonstrate your aptitude in that given area and shows you can do what they are after. We are aware that writing responses to key selection criteria can take a long time and seem like forever, which is why we are here to help. 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.
Every selection criteria that we write is personalised and tailored for you and to the position. We use appropriate keywords and concrete answers that accurately respond to the question and demonstrate that you are qualified to do the job, even with transferable skills. When addressing the key selection criteria, we make sure that each answer is maximum half a page long and specifically addresses the statement or question asked.
We conduct extensive research by going through the position description and deciphering what the employer is looking for, what is involved in the role and then using the terminology used in the job description and including it where appropriate when making an answer to each criterion.
We try to follow the 'SAO' approach when writing out a response. This is by addressing the "Situation"; "Action" and "Approach". However, every response is going to be different. Each answer is also structured to have an introduction, body and conclusion which then ties everything neatly in a readable and understandable manner. In writing out each response, we believe it to be essential to be truthful and positive, not exaggerating or downplaying your skills, capabilities and experience.
EXAMPLE CRITERIA RESPONSE
Demonstrated ability to deliver innovative policy and legislation solutions and to solve complex policy matters and demonstrated experience in policy analysis, development and evaluation.
For the majority of my career working in support of youth participation in the workforce, it has been imperative that I maintain a sound knowledge of relevant legislation and policy when providing guidance to customers and key stakeholders. I possess an in-depth knowledge of the Community Opportunities Plan which was developed to strengthen procurement policies and maximise youth employment opportunities. I have actively participated in the recruitment process of youth in many of my roles and continue to remain committed to delivering innovative policy solutions to solve complex policy matters. I am adept in policy analysis and in the development and implementation of key planning strategies and I have gained an extensive knowledge of legislation surrounding Equal Opportunity, Workplace Occupational Health & Safety, and the Disability Discrimination Act.
The above-mentioned skills can be demonstrated by my role as Acting Coordinator of Youth Mentorship and Learning Programs and Acting Business Development Consultant. Within this role, I was required to assist and support the Manager with the implementation of the various programs through actively engaging in strategic and tactical planning to ensure increased participation and retention of students in the workforce was achieved and enhanced.
A straightforward and easy process from consultation to delivery.
We make initial contact with you by phone/email for a brief discussion regarding the services you require and any specific requests. We also discuss your background and experience and what direction you would like your career to head.
We then ask if you can send us your existing resume and if any supporting documentation (i.e. Employer testimonials, qualifications and grades, referees, etc.) along with a couple links to jobs on Seek.com.au that you wish to apply.
Once we have all the information we need we can proceed, but if there is anytime else we need to know we will get in touch with you
Full payment will need to be made upfront to confirm your booking.
Depending on current workload, we usually ask for around 3 – 4 working days to have the final draft back you for your review.
We will send the documents to you ready for your review and to see if you would like any changes or additions made and we will make them accordingly.
Once you have made your review of the new resume and covering letter, we then make those changes, send it back to you and commence working on the next service paid for (i.e. Job application service or LinkedIn profile).
For details of our pricing structure and the range of packages we provide, please click here for further information on our fees.
To address the key selection criteria alone, our fee is $44.00 (Incl. GST) per criteria.
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"Hi Matthew. Wow wow wow. You captured my essence so well. You are truly talented and money worth spent. I am going to keep you in my contact for future work. Just a couple of changes, But great work. I am really happy. I hope this is enough to get me that interview because I am perfect for this job."
Kay G, Youth Leader and Advocate
""Matt: These documents are a great start. I truly admire your skills as a wordsmith"
Kyle, Business Executive
Really Really pleased buddy, you have allowed me to gain an interview again. Your 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 interview this Thursday, I can't thank you enough. This one is for a permanent role too.
many many thanks"
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