Job Application Writing How to Nail Selection Criteria Applications


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2 PAGE Often the most time-consuming and harrowing parts of job application writing is the process of developing responses to selection criteria. Some resume writers even avoid applying for just where a statement addressing selection criteria is required. However employers use selection criteria to compare applicants by the same measures. Key selection criteria for a job are usually spelled out in a list of qualities knowledge and skills needed for the job. In one way this creates a more level playing field for job application writers. Evens so there are certain things you can do to make your responses stand out.

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3 PAGE Job application writers take some time to consider each selection criteria and consider what qualities and skills the prospective employer is looking for. Making a bullet point list can be a helpful step. NUMBER 1: STUDY THE SELECTION CRITERIA FIRST Here are our top tips:

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4 PAGE Good job application writers ensure that they’ve researched the company for which they are applying before they start their application. Find out what their core business is and their mission statement. Use your networks to learn about their culture and the things that they value. Then you will be able to weave this information into your selection criteria responses. This will make you seem like a good fit for the company you are applying to. NUMBER 2: UNDERSTAND YOUR PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYER

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5 PAGE In your job application writing don’t be vague. Rather than saying “I worked in a team” for example explain specifically what your role was within that team. Give examples of tasks your completed problems your resolved action that you took and results that you achieved. A selection criteria response is no place for rhetoric. You must be clear and specific. NUMBER 3: GIVE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES

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6 PAGE Where you can use hard data to back up your claims. It’s a powerful thing to be able to say “I achieved a 20 increase in sales” or “I attracted 8 new clients to the company.” Also if you’ve ever received any awards be sure to mention them. Employee of the Month is more than just a token prize. This is a sure fire was for your job application to stand out. NUMBER 4: SUBSTANTIATE YOUR CLAIMS

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7 PAGE Bullet points and short sentences are best Time poor recruiters are looking for the key points in a few words. Less is more when it comes to job applications. NUMBER 5: KEEP THE LAYOUT SIMPLE

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8 PAGE If you need really want to nail your selection criteria then consider getting some professional help. Red Tape Busters are specialists in resume writing and can help you produce a resume cover letter and/or selection criteria that gets noticed. Visit for more information. NUMBER 6: GET SOME HELP

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9 PAGE We are specialists in providing the following services: • Lobbying • Tender Writing • Grant Writing • Resumes/Job Applications • Organisational/Business Development. Get professional help

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11 PAGE Thank You