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Responding to selection criteria

Responding to selection criteria can be time-consuming and challenging.

Here are a few tips to help with your response:

  • Work out how your abilities and skills match each of the selection criteria.
  • Give examples of situations that show your experience and demonstrate your knowledge.
  • Present your responses in sentences where possible or dot points if appropriate.
  • Check whether your response shows that you are the best person for the job.
  • Check your spelling and get someone to double check it for you.

Remember, don't just say you can do it, give examples that show you can.

Job advertisements and job descriptions should not suggest that the employer would only consider or would reject people because of:

If you think that an employer is looking to hire a man rather than a woman or someone young rather than older, it may be discrimination. Contact us if you need more information or advice.