How to Write Selection Criteria
Learning how to write Selection Criteria is vital if you are planning a career within a not-for-profit or government organisation.
Selection Criteria is a tedious process for candidates, but it’s requested from large companies and government bodies as way of determining a candidate’s true potential. If you see your career in a large organisation or government body that constantly requests Selection Criteria to be addressed, it may be worth finding out the preferred way to write a winning selection criteria. This video gives you a step by step guide on how to interpret the selection criterion.
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Responding to Key Selection Criteria could be your biggest hurdle to receive a job interview for your ideal role within a government funded organisation.
A word of Encouragement
This may seem unfamiliar and a bit awkward to begin with, but around 60% of government jobs are filled by people not currently working in government organisations. And doing it this way ensures you’re considered fairly along with all other candidates. See below for three examples of Key Selection Criteria responses.
Decide if the Investment of Your Time is Worth the Job
Decide if you are you qualified to do the job. Ask yourself these questions:
1. Do I meet all or most of the Key Selection Criteria of the job?
2. Could I do the job with some training – formal or on-the-job?
3. Do I have skills gained in other fields of work that may be transferable?
If so, then you are ready to apply. But before you start your online application, make a few notes on all the information you have gathered:
- Summarise the background and skills you can offer
- Highlight your strengths and relevant experiences, achievements and capabilities.
– Highlight relevant achievements from past jobs.
– Address any obvious weaknesses and what training you are willing to do to address these.
– Address each Key Selection Criterion for the job.
– Prepare or update your resume or CV.
Talk to your referees about the job you are applying for and what they will say about you to a prospective employer.
Now you are ready to apply. Go to Current Vacancies, find the job and apply online- good luck!
Common Terms used in Key Selection Criteria
- Skills: Also referred to as capabilities; aptitude, capacity, ability or facility.
- Skills In: Or a Capacity to means you do not need to have necessarily done this work before, but you must show you are capable of applying the skills, knowledge and / or experience in this area.
- Ability: The means having the skills, knowledge or competency to do the task required.
- Knowledge Of: Or Awareness of means you need to have acquired the knowledge, but not necessarily applied it.
- Experience in: Background in You must be able to show you have done this work before. Provide an example of your experience using this skill. You need to show you have a proven record of demonstrating this experience.
- Effective, Proven, Highly developed, Superior: Show your level of achievement giving as much detail as you can, using 2 or 3 examples of your achievements to show your level of skills, knowledge and experience.
- Good Communication skills: show you have the relevant communication skills to do a good job. Give an overview of your communication skills in different situations , experience in written work, interpersonal exchange and situations where you have effectively solved a problem.
More Free Tips on How to Answer the Selection Criteria
The Selection Criteria are those skills, abilities, experience, knowledge and qualifications which are essential for the job functions to be effectively and efficiently performed. The degree to which applicants meet the selection criteria is a fundamental component of the overall selection process. Failure to address the selection criteria prevents the panel from easily and accurately assessing your competencies, and may exclude you from further consideration.
A Selection Panel determines your suitability for the job based on how you prove you meet the selection criteria. You are therefore required to address and reply to each of the selection criteria questions in full. Some questions may only require a short answer, such as the name of qualifications or licenses and when and where you obtained them.
Summary Notes to remember when addressing the Selection Criteria:
- Addressing the selection criteria questions is your opportunity to show the Selection Panel that you are the best person for the job.
- Be specific. Outline how your qualifications, skills, abilities, experience and knowledge meet the requirements of the job. You should read the selection criteria questions carefully, and determine what each one is actually asking.
- When forming your answers QUALITY not quantity counts. Go through your statement carefully and if a paragraph does not relate directly to the selection criteria, consider leaving it out.
- Each job opportunity may use slightly different language and will provide instructions on how to write “responses to the selection criteria”, “how to address the selection criteria or “statement of claims against the selection criteria”. Use the terms or language that has been used in your selection criteria package as a header for your document.
- There is a very specific process involved in writing responses to selection criteria. It isn’t easy, even for experience people, and can be very time consuming, but it is worth learning how to do if you want a career in the public service.
- Addressing the selection criteria question for the job is the most important part of your application.
- The Panel will use all the information provided in your application but will concentrate on the selection criteria answers for an analysis of your qualifications, skills, ability, experience and knowledge.
How to Prepare your Referees to Result in a Great Reference
Assist your referees by:
· Asking if they will act as a referee for you.
· Notify your referees that you are applying for the job.
· If you become shortlisted, give them a copy of the position description and advertisement (for the selection criteria) to allow them time to think about any responses they may need to give.
· You may wish to give them a copy of your application as well.
In your application, nominate at least two (2) referees who have first-hand knowledge of your work performance, preferably your current or most recent supervisor.
Be sure to state their name, position, department and/or organisation and contact details.
The checking of references is a technique that confirms or clarifies issues and claims you have made in your application, interview or other selection techniques.
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