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Sample Selection Criteria Responses

Responding to selection criteria is the area that trips up most people applying for a government job. When answering the selection criteria it is important to know exactly what the employer is looking for and respond correctly. An answer consisting of one sentence is simply not enough. Think about how you meet each selection criterion and list examples of relevant skills, experience, incidents, training and personal qualities.

Below are some sample selection criteria responses to help you put together a winning job application and land that dream government job!

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Here's our guide to writing killer selection criteria responses

Many people applying for government jobs for the first time may not be aware of the importance of selection criteria responses, or how to approach them. These are a critical part of most government applications and essential to creating an outstanding application.

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