If you are serious about writing an application that will get you an interview, then grab a coffee and read every single word on this page.. it’s that important…. (even if you are at work at the moment) Whether you are new to government or are an expert with years of experience, I’m confident you know which of the following statements is true:
The best person for the job is always successful when applying for government positions
Usually, the best selection criteria writer is successful when applying for government positions
Have you ever missed out on a position and shook your head in disbelief when you found out who got it? I have too. It’s no secret that it’s the best writer that is typically invited to an interview when in all likelihood the best person for the job with possibly much better skills and experience misses out by a whisker with the panel giving some feedback like ‘just a couple of words were missing from your application’. Has that ‘best person’ for the job ever been you? And has it shocked you when someone else with a fraction of your skills and experience lands the job! It’s happened to me to…..
My name is Glenn Ayrton and I am the author of Selection Criteria Writer. Over the past 20 years, I have held a diverse range of roles at local and state government level. I have worked in private enterprise and ran my own training consultancy. I have assisted hundreds of people apply for government positions, assessed hundreds of selection criteria applications and for a number of years specialised in resume and selection criteria writing as well as interview coaching.
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