Criterial

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I'm Not Good at Selling Myself An area where applicants often fall down is failing to sell yourself in the job application. One of the most frequent things I have heard in 20 years of giving people feedback on selection criteria responses is the statement I'm not good at selling myself. To be blunt, you need to learn
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If you've been applying for government jobs using selection criteria you will have addressed more than a few relationship building key selection criteria. Most position descriptions have at least one criterion for relationships. This can also be stakeholders, emotional intelligence, ability to negotiate and influence type skills. Have you ever wondered why that is the
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Position descriptions and selection criteria are detailed documents which give very specific details of what the employer is looking for in a future employee. They give very specific skills sets and ask you to give selection criteria responses showing how you meet those skill sets. In your response you give case studies of things you
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This blog is a discussion about modifying old selection criteria responses to answer new or similar selection criteria. If you’ve read any of my other selection criteria writing blogs, you’ll have heard me say constantly “don’t be lazy”. What’s this blog about? Being lazy. It’s about refining and reusing work you have already done so technically
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In times long passed, history and folk lore say that government jobs used to be almost certainly be given to a government employee, probably in the team. Government Jobs - A Long Time Ago MERIT was known in some places as an acronym for Mates Elevated Regardless of Intelligence or Training. Government Jobs - Here and Now In 2021
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This blog looks at formatting selection criteria responses. This is important because selection criteria and position descriptions have no standard format across governments; nor do how you (and other people) respond to them. How you respond however shows your written communication skills and your attitude. The Basics of Formatting Selection Criteria Responses Whatever the instructions say –
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