A common criteria question/statement for a position is that relating to your IT skills, knowledge and experience. It be may be general, for example about your knowledge of MS Office applications like Word, Excel and Powerpoint, or it may be at a higher level and industry specific, asking about certain software applications or your skill in providing desktop support to your colleagues and/or system users.
However, for the purpose of this article, I am going to briefly talk about a typical selection criteria statement which goes like this:
Demonstrated administrative, keyboard and word processing skills, including Microsoft Office and an ability to operate independently and/or with limited supervision.
By using the word “demonstrated” they are asking for you to provide real examples or instances where you have done something and the results could be seen/verified. For this question in particular, they want to either see what jobs you did, where you utilized your administrative skills and how you made full use of Microsoft Office applications. It could be for example, your ability to write documents and reports using MS Office, or the time when you created a complex database spreadsheet by yourself using MS Excel in your time with Company XYZ.
They then go on to further ask, with proof or ‘demonstration’ that you can actually work well by yourself, or if you haven’t, that you can work well with limited supervision.
Author: Matthew Coppola, Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions
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