You may be asked to prepare a separate document addressing the job selection criteria as part of your application. The required selection criteria is usually stated in the role position description.
To be considered for a role, you should be able to meet all ‘essential selection criteria’. If there are many applicants who meet the essential criteria, the selection panel will also review your response to the ‘desirable selection criteria’.
If statements addressing the selection criteria are required we suggest you use each selection criteria as headings and write a brief paragraph using the SAO formula below.
- Situation: what you needed to achieve and why.
- Action: how you went about it.
- Outcome: what the result of your action was.
The above formula should also be used when responding to an interview question.