Selection Criteria Sample: Sound Organisational And Administrative Skills

Selection Criteria Sample: Sound Organisational And Administrative Skills

The key to standing out when you apply for a job within the government sector to ensuring you produce a well-written selection criterion! 

Regardless of what field, department or speciality you work in it's important to be organised and juggle all sorts of tasks. 

Use the response as a template and guide to highlight why you're the best candidate for the job!


Selection criteria example: Sound organisational and administrative skills

As an experienced and proficient executive assistant, I pride myself on my strong organisational and administrative skills.

In my current role at Triston eCommerce Group, I am responsible for assisting three senior executives. Part of my duties and responsibilities include providing them with administrative support, organising their individual schedules, making travel arrangements, answering all incoming calls, arranging meetings and presentations, tracking accounts, managing events, greeting visitors, as well as ad hoc duties.

I am sometimes presented with tight time frames to complete these exercises. An example of this was when I recently received an early morning phone call from an executive and was asked to organise a flight and presentation for him at our Melbourne office that day, complete with breakfast and lunch catering. I prioritised what needed to be organised, secured the next flight out and prepared and emailed a Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation. Although very short notice was given, the day and presentation was a success and all was seamlessly executed.

My position requires me to be efficient and organised in a busy and demanding environment. I have proven my ability to prioritise, multi-task, manage my time well, and balance different managers; and have been repeatedly praised for these skills by each of my superiors. 


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