What are you hints and tips to answering KSC?
I'm applying for a job with 7 KSC, so I'm feeling a little overwhelmed.
Because the job is a promotion in my current workplace, I know what my boss will be expecting a smashing application.
Anyway, would love to hear some tips!
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28-08-2014 19:15 #1
Answering Key Selection Criteria
28-08-2014 19:23 #2Senior Member
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I normally use the STAR approach. Covers everything you need and gives them the idea of what you have done, why and the results. I don't know if its the correct way but that's how I do them.
Good luck, I hate doing KSCs!
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28-08-2014 19:24 #3
28-08-2014 19:35 #4
Subbing for tips. I'm helping my dh look for jobs and so many with ksc!
29-08-2014 06:15 #5
I have mostly applied for Government jobs and I always use STAR as well, so S-situation, T-task, A-action, R-result. Make sure you are saying what you did, not the team etc. Make sure you are backing things up with examples. Do you have to write an example per selection criteria or (eg 300 x 7) or do you have to do just a statement? If it's a statement I usually like to find my really strong examples that touch on multiple selection criteria.
Good luck - I hate writing job applications
29-08-2014 08:13 #6
STAR is what I use too and always provide an example demonstrating each of the KSC. Do you know anyone at that higher level who could look over your application when you've finished? I've always found that helpful when applying so you know that you're hitting the key phrases that you're supposed to (or is that just a government thing).
Answering KSC criteria is so forced, always tough to do particularly when they limit you to 2 or 3 pages.
29-08-2014 18:29 #7
This is a government job too (department of education). I have to answer each selection criteria. I think they expect at least a page long response per KSC. One of them will be longer.
Should I be covering an overview in the answer too? For example, one of the criteria is 'strong operational knowledge in financial and human resource management'. So should I say 'financial management is ...... Blah blah blah' then go into STAR?
29-08-2014 18:31 #8
The people who I would normally get to read my application can't this time because they might be on the panel!! I've got a friend coming around who is an English teacher and writes amazing KSC so she will help me and also proof read and fix up my grammar!!
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