Understand the position description
Position descriptions can seem confusing and like they have a lot of irrelevant information and fluff. Learn to read, understand and identify key elements you need to include in your response.
Learn the STAR/SAO Model
Give your response structure and make yourself easy to select for interview by using the STAR model.
Know the panel
Learn what it's like to be on a panel and use that information to your advantage to make it easy for the panel to pick you for interview.
Know your Career
Take the time to think across your career about all the things you have done which show the skills you have; then catalogue them so you can use them in future.
Translate Your Experience
Trying to move from a service environment into civilian roles? Learn how to translate your experience so it makes sense.
Government Key Selection Criteria
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Key Selection Criteria Help!
If you find job applications and selection criteria confusing, daunting or overwhelming, here are some questions you can ask yourself to think about why that is.
- Has anyone ever taught you step by step how to read, interpret and identify the key items you need to include in your response?
- Has anyone ever taught you how to write and structure your response so the panel finds you easy to pick?
- Have you ever considered what it is like to be on a selection panel and applied those ideas to make yourself easy to pick?
Did you answer no to any or all of those questions?
It's no wonder you find it hard. Take this simple five lesson course and build all of those skills to make your next job application the best you have submitted and get that interview.
I am a senior government manager (a hiring manager) who has been recruiting for 20 years. I've read thousands of applications, and learned a thing or two while doing it. You get all that experience in a few practical courses. My own career journey has spanned being a social welfare officer, police officer, IT account manager, IT system support manager, analyst and now manager of a big data analysis team. How? By knowing how to write responses to selection criteria and apply my relevant experience.
Selection panels actually want to see you at your best. They want to know what skills you bring and make a decision to find the best person they can for the job.
I want to pass on my experience to you so next time you apply for a job you can show yourself at your best.
Who I am not:
I am not a 'HR' person. HR people generally aren't on selection panels.
I am not a ghost writer. I cannot and will not "write your answers for you" because I can't. Why can't I? Because I don't know your experience or your examples.
My two aims:
To teach you to write selection criteria responses yourself, and,
To get you an interview; not just apply for a job.
Where did these online courses come from?
After many years assisting people on AirTasker to improve their selection criteria, I've formatted all the advice into a comprehensive, complete, all in one online course that's easy to read, digest and apply.
Your first job experience
Translating your first casual job experience into relevant professional examples is not as hard as you might imagine. This course will take you from "I just worked at Woolies as a casual" to using that experience to show examples of planning, communication, conflict resolution and other skills you may need to demonstrate.