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    Default Cov letter & s criteria help

    Been a long time since I applied for a job so any help would be great thank you

    The role is asking for a covering letter of no more than 1-2 pages but also states you have to address the selection criteria on a separate document.

    So what exactly should be in the covering letter? Feels very repetitive!

    Also, any tips on what to say when you are applying for a job that you have no experience in (currently worked a level below the role) but you do have the qualification for the new role and feel you can do it?

    Job applications are hard 😐

    Thanks of anyone can help

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    Default Cov letter & s criteria help

    I have a cover letter that is about me in general that I use as my standard document. It is about my overall approach to work etc.

    When they ask for KSC it's another document and I number it the same as what they have used. For me I give the detail/experience for that particular criteria.

    Take any experience you have and relate it the best you can to the criteria, think of all the things you've done and relate it back in any appropriate way to the criteria. You might find as you write you have more experience than you think.

    Yeah job applications are tough, I spent four hours in a selection criteria job, was hard work

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    I agree with ICD. Number the KSC and devote about a paragraph to each one. If needs be think outside the box - put volunteer group stuff in if you don't have work experiences to use.

    The cover letter can have some stuff in there about your experience in the industry, your qualifications plus any other relevant experience. Always address the non-negotiable things in the letter of you aren't asked about them in the KSC.

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