Selection Criteria Sample: Demonstrated Analytical And Research Skills

Here's a templated response to help you demonstrate you have research and analytical skills

Applying for a job as a public servant or within the public sector usually involves addressing key selection criteria in your job application.

If the role requires you to demonstrate strong research and analytical skills, use examples from past jobs and even university projects that required you to apply your research skills as well as a high degree of analysis.

Here’s a sample response you can use as a guide.

Selection criteria example: Demonstrated analytical and research skills

At university, I successfully completed many research projects that required high-level analytical skills. I also undertook special project work with Professor Cavendish that required extensive literature research and analysis of organisational management theories. 

This special project was an opportunity to develop my quantitative research skills by analysing statistical data. I also utilised my qualitative research skills by interviewing proponents of different theories. I completed the research within the specified timeframe and presented the results according to university standards.

My contribution was formally recognised by the faculty at a sociological seminar and I was subsequently asked to co-author an academic paper with Professor Cavendish that was accepted for publication in Organisational Monthly.

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