Tips for Responding
When putting together your Application, it is mandatory to address the Selection Criteria outlined in the Job Description Form (JDF). This is to be written as an individual document, referred to as your “Response to the Selection Criteria” or “Statement of Claims against the Selection Criteria”.
This document will be given to members of the Selection Panel to illustrate your relevant skills and experience.
When writing your Response to the Selection Criteria, you must:
- Demonstrate your ability to perform the role, using specific details and examples.
- Include an indicator of success or a result, where possible.
One way to do this is to use the STAR model, when answering each criterion:
||Provide a brief outline of the situation or setting
||Outline what you did
|Approach or Action
||Outline how you did it
||Describe the outcome
- For each criterion, limit your comments to approximately half a page.
- It is not necessary to address the core organisational requirements as these competencies will be assessed at interview stage.
- After drafting your Application and Response to the Selection Criteria, seek a second opinion on it from someone who knows your work well.
- It is important to be honest as Referees will be contacted prior to appointment.