What are selection criteria?
Selection criteria, also known as key selection criteria or KSC, are the skills, attributes, knowledge and qualifications the employer has defined as being essential requirements that need to be fulfilled by applicants for the job being advertised.
If you don’t respond to the selection criteria in your application, you won’t get interviewed — no matter how qualified or experienced you are.
When applying for a job, you are often required to write a short statement to show how your current skills, attributes, knowledge and qualifications satisfy each of the criterion.
At Help Write My Resume we use the STAR formula which is actually recommended as a way to write your selection criteria as recommended by the Australian Public Service Commission. A link to their information “cracking the code” is provided here: cracking-the-code
What is the STAR method in selection criteria?
This is simply presenting the information your future employer wants to know about you for each criteria.
Situation – Describe the circumstances where you used the skills or qualities and gained the experience.
Task – What was the challenge?
Actions/Approach – What did you do and how did you do it?
Result – What did you achieve? What was the end result of your action?
This may seem a bit daunting but at Help Write My Resumé we have got you covered and can help you submit thorough yet succinct selection criteria every time.