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Key Selection Criteria Writing Service
Personalised responses that tie your experience to the role
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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?
Finally, you can relax Sydney. We've got this. We'll take care of addressing the key selection criteria or writing up the statement of claims if that's what the employer requires.
We're specialists in crafting expertly worded responses. We'll write for you tailored and individualised responses that are unique and concise, straight to the point. You can expect to receive responses that will incorporate your experience and align it with the position.
When including working examples, we follow the SAO approach.
Save yourself the time and hassle. Enlist our expertise to write the responses for you.
COMMONLY USED IN GOVERNMENT
Key selection criteria are mainly used in the Sydney 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.
More and more employers are opting for potential candidates to address selection criteria before they are considered for an interview. A well-written and correctly structured selection criteria letter is the key to getting an interview and ahead of other applicants who decide not to apply for the job because the effort in writing it out is too difficult for them.
It doesn't matter what your profession or industry is, we have the experience and expertise to address the key selection criteria.
Here is a sample response 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.
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With a minor tweak, use the responses again.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each response will be personalised to you. We'll make sure also to include the right keywords and tie your experience back to the role. We usually stick to a word limit of around 300 - 350 words or more. Significant responses that require 500 words or more will incur an additional fee.
We try to follow the 'SAO' approach when writing out a response by addressing the "Situation"; "Action" and "Approach". Each answer is also structured to have an introduction, body, and conclusion, which then ties everything neatly in a readable and understandable manner.
WHAT WE NEED
We'll ask for a copy of your resume, details of the role and any working examples we can use in addressing each criterion.
HOW WE USE THE STAR METHOD WHEN ADDRESSING CRITERIA
The STAR method is a technique that is used when implementing an example into your selection criteria response.
We start with the Situation present an example or achievement you were in and briefly explain the context. Next the Task, what did you need to do or were trying to accomplish? Action, what exactly did you end up doing? Then the Result, what was the outcome?
If positive, we explain the benefits and if negative, explain what your resolution was.
We appreciate how vital it is that a prospective employer gives ample reading time to your responses. We know that recruiters may receive hundreds of skimming through hundreds of applications, looking for the right candidate to add to the shortlist pile.
IMPORTANCE OF GOOD WRITTEN RESPONSES
A well-written response show care and respect in a job seeker's application. Employers notice when applicants take the time to prepare and submit their application. An employer/recruiter will read each response. And they will consider your suitability carefully for the role.
Remember that you can always use the responses again and again for future applications. You may need to make slight tweaks.
For each criterion, we aim to include at least 1 – 2 concrete examples that demonstrate your aptitude in that given area and shows you can do what they are after. Please note that we cannot guarantee any outcomes from our work.
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.
WHAT WE DO IF THE JOB DESCRIPTION IS UNINFORMATIVE
Addressing selection criteria can be a challenge, which makes it trickier when you are dealing with a job description that is not informative, clear, or straightforward.
The best thing you can do is work with what you have and draw out what you can from the description. You could also contact the person listed in charge of the role and ask them more about what is involved while taking notes.
Another option is looking at other job descriptions for similar positions.
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 1-2 working days to have the key selection criteria 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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For details of our pricing structure and the range of packages we provide, please click on the link for further information.
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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.
Do we need to meet in person?
No, our service is conducted primarily by phone and email contact. We provide a contact-less service.