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Title: Key Selection Criteria

Key Selection Criteria
  • HM 765

Addressing Key Selection Criteria
  • Key selection criteria considered the most
    important part of your application.
  • Your only opportunity to show the employer that
    youre the best person for the job.

Addressing Key Selection Criteria
  • Used to assess your qualifications, skills,
    ability, experience and knowledge.
  • Each of your responses will be measured/scored
    and the applicants with the highest overall
    scores are those which get an interview.

Key Selection Criteria
  • KSC are written to suit the available job.
  • Common KSC
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication
  • Knowledge of Human Resource Management with
    particular reference to equal employment
    opportunity and workplace health and safety.

Addressing Key Selection Criteria
  • Read very carefully.
  • No waffling - its quality that counts, not

Addressing Key Selection Criteria
  • If a KSC has the word demonstrated in it, this
    means that you should have actually performed the
    activity or used the skill in the past.
  • If knowledge is mentioned, then you are
    expected to have already acquired that knowledge.
  • Make sure your response to each selection
    criteria makes it clear why you meet the

The Art of Matching Yourself to KSC
  • Necessary to show how you meet the selection

Selection Criteria may be specified by Statements
Such As
  • Excellent written and oral skills creativity
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Applicants who are innovative, intelligent and
    committed people who are bright, analytical,
    hard working and enthusiastic learners

Selection criteria is generally listed in order
of importance.
  • Sometimes they will simply be a collection of
    statements either in the job advertisement or on
    a job description.
  • Sometimes, SC will be listed formally, and must
    be addressed
  • Some criteria may be specified as essential,
    others may be preferred or desirable.

Superman or Superwoman?
  • Remember that the employer may have simply listed
    all of the ideal qualities and hope to get
    someone who has most of them, not necessarily all
    of them.

Responding to Selection Criteria
  • Give specific examples.
  • Refer to a specific situation.
  • Expound key information.
  • Refer to your own attitude or philosophy.
  • E.G. Time management skills or an ability to deal
    with people at different levels of an

Here's a Summary of What to Do
  • Read all the information you have about the job.
  • Note each of the selection criteria and what
    experience you have had, abilities/skills you
    have which are relevant.
  • In the first draft, list each selection criterion
    separately and, in point form, how you meet it.
    Don't assume that the selection panel will work
    this out from your resume. Tell them!

  • If you have time, leave it a few days and come
    back to it with a fresh eye.
  • You may choose to write your final draft in
    simple or straightforward sentences.
  • Ask yourself whether you've given all the
    information that shows you are the best applicant
    for the job.

Most Importantly!
  • Proof read it yourself and get someone to check
    it for you before you send it off with your

Example of Addressing KSC
  1. Numeracy - I have excellent numeracy skills as
    evidenced by my distinction average in the
    maths-relevant subjects of my graduate diploma.
  2. Tertiary qualifications - in 1995 I completed an
    arts degree majoring in economics and sociology.
    In 1998 I completed a postgraduate diploma in
    applied social statistics.

  1. Office experience - my office experience includes
    4 years' part time experience in a range of
    office duties at corporate copying company.
  2. Computing skills - word 7 and excel (advanced),
    access and desktop publisher (intermediate).

  1. Retail experience - have worked at Safeway,
    Glenhuntly in a variety of roles one night a week
    for five years.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • - In my position at Centrelink I was involved
    in job evaluation and job redesign which enabled
    me to further develop my excellent problem
    solving and analytical skills demonstrated by my
    highly commended field work for my graduate

  1. Ability to learn quickly and manage change - my
    referees will attest to my ability to quickly
    become effective in short-term projects and
    handle change positively as noted particularly in
    my work at BHP.

  • Ability to work in a team environment - teamwork
    was an integral part of my graduate coursework
    where I was regularly elected as group leader. My
    ability to work in a team was commended by the
    group leader of the BHP project. I would also
    mention the assignment I completed in 3rd year
    economics on the corporate effectiveness of the
    Coles-Myer group (high distinction result).