Selection Criteria VS Cover Letters

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Selection Criteria vs Cover Letters – there is a difference!

For potential candidates that are sourcing a role in one of the government sectors, Selection Criteria is something you may need to answer. Depending on how well you address each of these could depend on whether you gain an interview spot so it is critical that you get this right.

Most people often don’t realise there is a HUGE difference between Selection Criteria and a Cover Letter. Let me clarify the differences.

Selection Criteria

  1. Is no more than 2 pages, addressing Key Responsibilities (4-8 questions)
  2. Is answering these questions using the STAR method (which is Situation, Task, Action, Result)
  3. They are talking about a “time when” and using one example per question in a paragraph
  4. Without this (if it asks for it) you will not proceed to the next round for interview

Cover Letters

  1. Is 1 page only
  2. Talks about you and why would you be suitable for the role
  3. Doesn’t cover all your skills (as the resume does this) but more so,  it covers your personality traits
  4. You can talk about 1 main skill they require for the role and HOW you can use this in the new role
  5. Uses passion and juicy words to attract the readers attention

If you need to submit Selection Criteria with your resume for your potential job application, then this is something we can do.

Make sure you let us know to allow the appropriate appointment time to create your submission.
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