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”

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”

What is a ‘Selection Criteria’? By Matthew Coppola


Selection Criteria are a series of statements that refer to the credentials, knowledge, abilities, talents and understanding that are essential in a particular occupation. When requested to reply to Selection Criteria, you are being probed to explain and describe exactly how you meet the requirements of the position and in making your reply, providing specific andContinue reading “What is a ‘Selection Criteria’? By Matthew Coppola”