selection criteria

Selection criteria – an overview

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Selection criteria are most commonly found in Australia in recruitment for government-funded jobs, but sometimes these practices travel across the ditch, so a brief outline will help you understand what is required. Answering selection criteria Selection criteria contained in the job description describe the particular skills, abilities, knowledge and qualifications (if any) that are required […]

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Tips for CV and LinkedIn photos

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Modern CVs do not require photographs – they provide potential for bias by the recruiter and detracts from the person’s skills.  There are some exceptions to the rule though.  Some recruiters for customer-facing roles want to assess your appearance in addition to your skills and experience, e.g. cabin crew on airlines, models and actors. If […]

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Choosing the best job references

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If an employer begins to consider you seriously for a position, the company representative will ask you for your references. It’s important to choose references who will do a great job of reinforcing the positive impression you’ve already made. Here are tips for picking the best references you can get. It helps to think of […]

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Should I Send a Cover Letter?

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We recommend that you provide a covering letter with your CV when you apply for a job.  While some recruiters say they don’t read letters, others consider them a key component of the shortlisting process.  Unless you are sure the recruiter is not interested in a letter, provide one. A covering letter is intended to […]