Key Selection Criteria

The key selection criteria is used by an organisation to short-list applicants for interviews. They are typically a summary of the key requirements for the position advertised and serves as a basis for matching the skills and experience of the applicants to the requirements specified by the employer. You must satisfactory address each selection criterion to be considered for an interview.

The key selection criteria includes essential or desirable criteria. You must address each point by providing an experience, whether it was directly workplace experience or from another area of your life.

Some tips to answer the key selection criteria:

  • Read the job description thoroughly;
  • Use relevant examples on how you meet each of the criterion;
  • You can individually address each criteria under a separate heading, and
  • Make sure you write in a clear and concise manner – both grammatically and spelling error free.

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