How many words should my responses be to the key selection criteria? By Matthew Coppola


So, as part of your application you need to address a set of key selection criteria. How long should your responses be? Firstly, my suggestion is to find out if the employer/recruiter has asked for a certain number of words per response or how many pages your application should be. Will help you determine theContinue reading “How many words should my responses be to the key selection criteria? By Matthew Coppola”

How many examples should I include in my selection criteria?


Generally speaking, one to two examples is great to include in a selection criteria response. Two the better, but it’s always best to give at least one example. If you can fit in three examples then great, but it may make the response quite lengthy. The best thing to do it is to be mindfulContinue reading “How many examples should I include in my selection criteria?”

How long should a selection criteria response by? By Matthew Coppola


For many, the task of writing out a response to a key selection criterion can be very daunting. Many feel that by writing many words and a lengthy response that they will have a higher chance of being shortlisted for the position. But is that true? Maybe. Either way, actually taking the initiative to adequatelyContinue reading “How long should a selection criteria response by? By Matthew Coppola”

Key selection criteria – the importance of addressing, by Matthew Coppola


Many jobs these days will ask for a set of key selection to address. Some candidates are put off from answering the criteria as part of the application, and others are happy to accept the challenge and show their strong interest in the role available. Actually taking the time to address the required key selectionContinue reading “Key selection criteria – the importance of addressing, by Matthew Coppola”

How detailed and personalised should my response be to each key selection criteria? By Matthew Coppola


Generally speaking, every response to key selection criteria should include at least one example of how you demonstrate that you fulfil the requirements of the position and essentially the criteria statement itself. The first and most important point that I would like to stress is that your response should really be written with the readerContinue reading “How detailed and personalised should my response be to each key selection criteria? By Matthew Coppola”