What are Key Selection Criteria?

Key Selection Criteria (KSC) are a series of written questions or statements in the job application process that help make the best match between the applicant and requirements of the advertised role. KSC usually must be responded to in the job application process, and invitations for interviews are usually based on your Resume and your responses to the KSC, consequently it is of utmost importance that you learn to respond well to KSC.

Why do we need Key Selection Criteria?

Firstly they are required to help employers match potential employees with the advertised role, and make decisions on whom to interview. Secondly, they can help set the tone for the interview, with interview questions often relating to items listed in the KSC. They can also be very useful for potential applicants, as they lay out the skills and attributes required for the role, often offering extra insight to the advertised position (on top of the position description).

How to answer Key Selection Criteria?

As your answers to KSC can determine whether or not you land that interview, it is of utmost importance that you learn to respond to them in an appropriate manner. To help you on your way to writing a kickass KSC, the Vic ALIA Students and New Graduates committee is hosting a KSC Seminar where we’ll hear advice from industry professionals on how best approach KSC.

ALIA Students and New Grads Key Selection Criteria Seminar

When: Thursday, 9 June 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: RMIT University, Swanston Academic Building (Building 80), Level 11, Room 10

About: The Victorian ALIA Students and New Grads group is proud to be presenting our annual Key Selection Criteria Seminar. Hear from some industry professionals:

Kylie Tran from The University of Melbourne 

Georgina Earl from Whitehorse Manningham Libraries 

Deborah Tout-Smith from Museum Victoria 

about how to prepare winning responses to Key Selection Criteria and land that interview for your dream job.

Our experienced panel will provide you with their unique perspectives on this very important process, allowing you to stand out from the crowd.

Not only will you gain insights from established professionals from a range of backgrounds: you’ll also receive a certificate of participation and points in the ALIA PD Scheme.

 Register: Tickets are FREE, but please register here

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We’d love to see you there!

Sophie, Jess and Emily (VIC Alia Students and New Graduates Committee)

P.S. In the meantime, here are some helpful links to get you started:

Responding to Selection Critera

Smarter Ways to Find a Job

How to Address Selection Criteria









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