Addressing Selection Criteria
Seeking the security of a career in Government?
Career Origin is renowned for writing successful Government selection criteria.
We can improve your strike rate to interview with carefully crafted responses to selection criteria and Government applications.
Why do I need to address selection criteria?
When applying for a role in the Government sector, the selection criteria is the most important tool to securing an interview. A resume alone or a simple cover letter, will only result in your application being swiftly culled. Career Origin specialises in developing selection criteria. We must ensure the application is written to a particularly high standard, utilising the required formula, which will ensure the best possible chance for interview. To date Career Origin has developed claims for hundreds of different Government agencies. Check out ‘our expertise’ to see the full range of Government Departments for which we have written responses.
What is the purpose of selection criteria?
The selection criteria (claim for the position) is a process utilised by Government agencies to determine your match to the advertised role. The selection criteria will consist of a series of criterions (questions) which require specific answers using a particular formula. Correctly addressing the selection criteria is a critical component of the job application process when applying for a role in Government (otherwise known as the Public Sector). Working for the Government offers great career opportunities and security, however, this process is in place to ensure appropriate analysis and fairness is applied to all candidates.
What can I expect when Career Origin develops my application?
Having written thousands of applications for diverse positions, from junior roles right through to senior and specialist positions Career Origin can assist in ensuring a competitive edge. Unfortunately, there are many who claim to be able to write responses to selection criteria however, they simply write well, but fail to adequately address the criterion in accordance with Government standards, ultimately reducing or at times eliminating your selection for interview. Writing a response for a Government selection criteria is entirely different to developing a resume or writing a cover letter. Due to the complexity and competitiveness of the application process, it is essential that each and every selection criterion is addressed on its own merit. To achieve this, we prefer to have at least one weeks notice, prior to the closing date (although we can take on urgent applications which are assessed at the time of request). Once we commence the development of the application and depending on your availability, we do prefer to conduct a 30 - 60 minute consultation in which we will interview you. Throughout the remainder of the week, we will be in consultation with you, via email, phone or in person in order to gather the required information. Our aim is to piece together the puzzle, always ensuring we are keeping in-line with the specific criterion and any restrictions such as word or character limits. We encourage you to proofread your application and ensure you are satisfied with the responses. After all, it's your story. In other words, ensuring the language accurately reflects your style and you are confident you can elaborate on the facts and figures, if prompted at interview. We treat all applications as projects, therefore, it is critical that you are involved that project. Imagine someone writing a story about your life, and having no involvement. It would be impossible to do so without your input. This is essential in ensuring your application is individually crafted.
How do you work out the cost?
There are many variables which impact the way we price Government selection criteria ie; the time we will invest on your application, the number of criterions to be addressed, your availability, the closing date, the knowledge and expertise we will apply to your application (in other words our intellectual property) and our established processes which ensure every aspect of the application is addressed. Writing Goverment selection criteria is a very time invested service - for example a common Government selection criteria will require approximately 10 hours of work and the involvement of at least 2 staff members. Investing a small amount in a Government application, is not a bad investment when you consider you could be in the running for a position that will provide a return on investment each and every year! We are always happy to provide a complimentary quotation and consultation to further explain the process.
Will my own document make the cut?
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