Responding to key selection criteria
Key Selection Criteria are the skills, attributes, experience and qualifications the employer has identified as being necessary to perform a given role. Responses to these are often required for Government, tertiary, health sector and occasionally, private sector roles.
5 tips for success
- Read the criteria statements carefully, noting key words and phrases, such as ‘demonstrated experience’, and ‘knowledge of’.
- Lay out your document including writing criteria statements in the same order and wording as indicated on the ad or position statement.
- Brainstorm for examples to support the experience, skills and attributes listed.
- Address each statement using the STAR structure (Situation, Task, Action, Result), providing a specific example.
- Proofread your responses, checking for spelling and grammar and formatting consistency.
For further support La Trobe University students and graduates can access a recorded Key Selection Criteria Essentials webinar via the CareerHub resources page.
You will also find Key Selection Criteria resources on Career Ready OnLine.