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”

Need help addressing key selection criteria?


Are you applying for a role and need to address a set of key selection criteria in order to be considered for the position? At Client Centric, they help with writing personalised responses that are unique and concise, straight to the point. They will incorporate your experience and demonstrate how it relates to the requirements of theContinue reading “Need help addressing key selection criteria?”

The importance of addressing key selection criteria. By Matthew Coppola


More and more jobs these days require a set of key selection criteria to be addressed. From positions in Government to roles in the Health Care sector, the human resources team want to know that you can demonstrate that you have the right level of experience and practical skills that match up with the keyContinue reading “The importance of addressing key selection criteria. By Matthew Coppola”

What is one approach that I can take in answering a behavioural based interview question? By Matthew Coppola


Most interviews these days will involve both standard and behavioural type interview questions being asked of the candidate. Standard type questions including that such as ‘Why should we hire you?’ and ‘What makes you the best person for this role?’ and so forth. Behavioural questions, on the other hand, are asked of the candidate toContinue reading “What is one approach that I can take in answering a behavioural based interview question? By Matthew Coppola”

How long should each key selection criteria response be? By Matthew Coppola


  Depends. Generally speaking, it is good for a response to be half-a-page long, although it really depends on the criteria question/statement and what is being asked. Some employers will stipulate a word limit for each response. This may range anywhere from 300 words to 1000 words, so it makes sense to adjust the lengthContinue reading “How long should each key selection criteria response be? By Matthew Coppola”

Importance of displaying positive body language in an interview setting, by Matthew Coppola


Sometimes it doesn’t matter what we say or how we say something. Because if our body language – that is our physical mannerism and stature – does not match up with what we are saying, then the message that we are trying to get across will be skewered and misinterpreted. In fact, research suggests thatContinue reading “Importance of displaying positive body language in an interview setting, by Matthew Coppola”