How to do a Key Selection Criteria Response the Proper Way

When writing excellent key selection criteria responses, to do it properly, there are some simple steps to follow.

Use good examples.

First and foremost, you want to make sure that you have one or two good examples that you can include in your response. The example/s must be relevant, solid and concise. Don’t waffle on, and most importantly, actually answer the criteria.

Use the STAR method too!


Secondly, it’s equally important to write legibly.

Take into consideration who will be reading your cover letter. You want the employer to be impressed by your writing skills, not deterred. For this very reason, Client Centric write professional responses to key selection criteria to take the stress and worry away from people.

So if your looking for the best key selection criteria writers in Australia, look no further than the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions.


Finally, make sure that your responses are not too long and exhaustive. At the same time, you don’t want your answers to be too short. A balancing act here is required.

If you’re wondering what key selection criteria are, employers use a set of standards to assess a candidate’s suitability for a position. Here are my top 5 ways to write high quality responses.

Key selection criteria range from those on influence and negotiation, conceptual and analytical ability, interpersonal skills, communication, planning and organising to criteria specific for teachers, nurses, healthcare, administration and government positions like stakeholder engagement, IT/computer skills and problem solving.

Published by Matthew Coppola - Career Coach, Employment Specialist and Professional CV Writer

Holding a graduate degree in Commerce, majoring in Economics at Curtin University, as well as a post graduate certificate in Career Education and Development at RMIT University, Matthew brings with him many years of experience working in the fields of business development, marketing, soft-skills training and employment services industry. He has gained significant exposure in working with employers in sourcing staff as well as assisting jobseekers in promoting and marketing themselves to employers and securing sustainable employment outcomes. He is currently working in Disability Employment Services where he assists clients with mental health disabilities in finding and keeping satisfying and gainful employment and helping them overcome and work around barriers to employment. He has helped many job seekers secure employment by training and coaching them in the art of being interviewed and giving the interviewer a positive and lasting impression. He knows how to sell and market a job seeker to an employer and he imparts this knowledge to his clients in helping them sell and market themselves in an interview. Matthew regularly writes new articles on a variety of employment related topics and posts these to his personal website blog

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