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 […]
This client applied for a role of Team Leader Child Protection in state (WA) government. The selection criteria component involved addressing five (5) criteria in three (3) pages. Her application successfully guaranteed a job interview. Following are excerpts from 3 of the criteria.
Advanced supervision, management, leadership skills and experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team setting.
I have had extensive experience working in a multi-disciplinary team […]
This client applied for the role of Electronic Monitoring Surveillance Officer in state (QLD) government and gained a job interview. The majority of applications for QLD government departments/agencies stipulate the preparation of a statement addressing selection criteria in two pages. Following are excerpts from three of the selection criteria.
In my most recent role as a marine specialist and Second in Charge (2IC) within the Department […]
This client applied for the role of Assistant Compliance Officer in state (NSW) government and gained a job interview. Six selection criteria required addressing; a statement of four pages in length addressing the criteria was developed. Following are excerpts from three of the selection criteria.
Ability to analyse financial records to investigate and establish tax liabilities.
I am very experienced in analysing financial records and performing tax […]