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 adequately and fully address each key selection criterion may make an impression upon the employer. Essentially it says to them that you not only want the job, but you know you can perform it and are willing to sacrifice time (without any guarantee of securing an interview or hearing back) to write out an application to them.

Generally speaking, a response to key selection criteria should be maximum half-a-page long. This is being mindful of the reader’s time. And if there are six or more criteria that you have to address, that is a lot of reading on the employers/recruiters part.

An example of a typical response to a key selection criterion can be viewed by clicking on the below link: https://www.clientcentric.com.au/selection-criteria-writing

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Are you applying for a role which has key selection criteria to be addressed and would like assistance with this?

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that assists with CV/Resume writingaddressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with giving your best foot forward to an employer. Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au

 

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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 the role, along with writing an introductory paragraph and including relevant examples.

They use appropriate keywords and concrete answers that accurately respond to the question and help to demonstrate your suitability in performing the role.

For more information on their key selection criteria writing service, please visit their website:

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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 key selection criteria.

So, is it essential to address the required set of key selection criteria for a job that you want consideration?

It most certainly is!

By not addressing the set of selection criteria may work against your chances of being considered for the position.

Are you applying for a role which has a key selection criteria to address and would like assistance? Are you interested in having your resume professionally revamped and written? 

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that assists with CV/Resume writing, addressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with giving your best foot forward to an employer. Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au

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 selection criteria can certainly help with the application as it may show to the employer the potential candidate’s keenness and enthusiasm to be considered for the role.

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that assists with CV/Resume writing, addressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with giving your best foot forward to an employer. Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au

For more information on their key selection criteria writing service, please visit: https://www.clientcentric.com.au/selection-criteria-writing

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 reader in mind, just like anything else put in writing. The reader will want to know about your experience and know exactly how you address the statement. Remember, the reader may be the Human Resources Manager, Recruitment Consultant or Manager/Supervisor who will be the direct report for the position.

A response to key selection criteria should be detailed and personalised by incorporating not only a relevant example but also other specific details from your experience in a clear and concise manner. It should be personalised by being less vague and general, to be more relevant and specific to you as a potential employer and what you have done in the past that meets with what they require.

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that assists with CV/Resume writing, addressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with give your best foot forward to an employer. Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au

For more information on their key selection criteria writing service, please visit: https://www.clientcentric.com.au/selection-criteria-writing

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 length according to the requirements of the employer and what they are asking for.

The general rule of thumb when writing out a response to key criteria is to decide what kind of examples and content will be included in the response and how much needs to be written so that the question/criteria is accurately addressed in the best possible manner.

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that assists with CV/Resume writing, addressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with give your best foot forward to an employer. Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au

https://www.clientcentric.com.au/selection-criteria-writing

Using the STAR method in addressing the Key Selection Criteria, by Matthew Coppola


More and more jobs these days request applicants to submit not only their current CV and a covering letter, but also another letter to address the key selection criteria (KSC). The KSC is made up of a series of questions or statements that relate to the requirements of the position and then you need to address each criteria with at least 1-2 paragraphs of how your skills, experience, abilities and knowledge meet their requirement/s. The number of KSC “criterions” vary from position to position, however generally there will be 6 – 8 criteria that need to be addressed.

Many public service, community and health organisations request a KSC to be addressed, but these days as the number of job seekers looking for work increases, and the competition in the labour market increases, many private businesses and corporations are attaching at KSC to their advertised positions.

If you come across a key selection criteria for a job and you are really stuck as to how to answer each criterion, then I welcome you to utilise a professional service. Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions offer a service where they address the key selection criteria for you.

The STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) format is a technique you can use to assist in addressing each criteria.

The first part of your answer should be a selling statement like “I possess excellent communication skills….and I am….

Then you back that up with an example by using the STAR method:

Situation – Present a recent example/challenge/issue/achievement you were in and briefly explain the context

Task – What did you need to do or trying to accomplish?

Action – What exactly did you end up doing, if it was in steps, list these

Result – What was the outcome? If positive, explain benefits/value, if negative, explain what your resolution was.

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Author: Matthew Coppola

Careers Advisor, Employment Specialist & Resume Writing Expert.

With over 7 years’ experience in Recruitment, Employment Services and Corporate Training, Matthew has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in resume writing, interview skills, job searching strategies, selection criteria writing and career planning. 

His approach to resume writing is to actually sell the individual, shine a light on their best qualities and powerfully market them to prospective employers. 

Matthew holds a Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics.

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