This client applied for the role of Teaching Scholar (Mechanical) in the tertiary sector and gained a job interview. A total of 17 selection criteria required addressing which were separated into Essential and Desirable Sections. The Essentials section contained four key headings (Qualifications, Teaching, Other, and Personal Qualities); and the Desirable component contained three selection criteria listed under the heading ‘Experience, Knowledge and Skills’. It […]
This client applied for the role of Executive Assistant in a state (NSW) government agency and gained a job interview. A total of eight criteria requirement addressing; following are excerpts from four of the criteria.
Capacity to implement administration and procurement policies, procedures and instructions, document control and records management systems and processes.
Recently, the QQQ Group introduced a complete new electronic travel expense database. Along with […]
This repeat business client applied for a role as Shift Supervisor in State (Qld) Government (Queensland Health). He was successful in gaining an interview, being offered the role and accepted. A two page statement was required in addressing six criteria/competencies/ skill requirements. Following are full excerpts of three of the criteria.
On a daily basis at TTT I adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPs) relating […]
This client applied for a role in the tertiary sector in a university’s rural clinical school in the capacity of Executive Officer. He was successful at the job interview, was offered the role and accepted. As is typical with the majority of tertiary applications nationwide, the selection criteria component involves addressing both an ‘Essential Criteria’ and ‘Desirable Criteria’ section. With this particular application, a total […]
This client applied for the role of Transport Inspector within a state (QLD) government department. A total of 96 candidates applied; 15 were shortlisted and chosen for the interview phase including my client. The written application involved the preparation of a three page statement in cover letter format addressing six criteria. Following are excerpts from three of the criteria.
Demonstrated competence in undertaking and supervising complex […]
This client applied for an internal Administrator role within Queensland Health (QH) and was successful in gaining an interview. A two-page statement required the addressing of six selection criteria (or competencies, capabilities, skill requirements) – these terms are used interchangeably across different roles and government departments. Entire content/examples developed for three of the criteria follow.
Demonstrated ability to carry out a range of duties with minimal […]
Preparing selection criteria for tertiary applications is never fun and there are always Essential and Desirable criteria to address. I always advise clients to keep the document to a maximum of five pages – institutions do not typically stipulate word or page length limits. The less criteria to address, the less pages needed. You should always address all the selection criteria in the Desirable section; […]
APS Selection Criteria Applications – Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) Example
Many APS Government agencies are changing the manner in which selection criteria are addressed by asking a specific line of questioning, and of course they are continuing on with mandating a word or character length limit for each criterion. Take for example this most recent role – APS3 Information Officer within the Department of Immigration and Border Protection – which was advertised in April 2015. […]
This client commissioned my services to prepare an Express of Interest (EOI) – Order of Merit for acting opportunities at APS5 level within an APS Government department. She was successful in gaining an interview and the feedback she received from the selection panel regarding her written application – in particular the EOI – was very positive; they advised that it was very impressive, one of […]
This client applied for the role of Business Services Officer in state (NSW) government and was successful in reaching the job interview stage. Eight (8) criteria required addressing; following are excerpts from three (3) of the criteria.
Client engagement and customer service skills and capacity to establish and maintain effective working partnerships with internal and external stakeholders…
I am innovative in networking, building effective working relationships and […]