Selection Criteria eBook

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A strong selection criteria is essential to creating an outstanding application when gunning for a role in the Australian Public Service and state, territory and local governments. Selection criteria (also known as key selection criteria or KSC) are an essential part of the application process when applying for a job with the Australian public sector. They’re long-form targeted questions to help measure your suitability for the role.

The process of writing your selection criteria can be tricky, time-consuming and a struggle for even the most experienced professionals in the public sector. So if you’re struggling when it comes to putting together your KSC, don’t worry, you’re not alone!

Even if your resume and cover letter are on point, if you don’t correctly address the selection criteria, then chances are your application will be overlooked. Correctly answering each criterion to the standard of the committee can be the difference between making it to that all important interview stage or falling short.

Selection criteria can range from general, like a question about your communication or organisational skills, to something very specific relating to the role, like your knowledge and experience around the Microsoft suite and creating spreadsheets. You’ll likely receive six to eight questions that will be split into Essential Criteria ('must have') and Desirable Criteria (‘nice to have’).

To help put you on the best path to success, we’ve put together a compact, simple to digest eBook to answer your questions on all things selection criteria.

In our Selection Criteria eBook - The Key to Landing Your Dream Government Job, we’ll show you:

• How the selection criteria works and best practice
• Where to start when putting together your selection criteria
• How to work well under pressure
• Top tips for success
• How to structure each response and why the STAR approach works so well
• How to write powerful and engaging responses – including over 15 sample responses

Nailing your selection criteria will get you on your way to an interview and one step closer to the job you want!