There is a very specific formula for responding
All Employers will want to see your written communication skills
This is a demanding and time consuming exercise, we have to work in partnership
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Many governments, local, state and Federal, are beginning to ask screening
questions, normally about two. Which means you have to detail a specific example that demonstrates your competency in handling a particular situation, in 2 pages.
There are still many entities asking you to respond to between 6 or 8 selection criteria.
Even when not asked to respond to selection criteria, your letter of application should respond to the selection criteria nominated.
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If you fail to respond to the selection criteria, your application will not even be reviewed. When responding use the simplest formula. Make a statement as to why you satisfy this criterion and then use STAR to provide a specific example from your experience.
Situation/context – set the scene
Task – briefly explain what had to be done
Action – Describe the steps you took to resolve the situation.
Result – Explain what result you achieved in solving the problem/issue/process
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Fill out the contact form or email us at email@example.com to get started. We will help you select a resume package that meets your individual needs.
The process starts with our in-depth intake interview via phone so we can learn more about your goals and challenges. The interview typically lasts 30 to 50 minutes, during which we will discuss your current situation, target opportunities, and background in depth, and set our strategy for moving forward.
Turnaround time for the initial documents is typically 5-7 business days following the initial intake discussion. All documents are delivered in Word documents. Together we will go through the revisions process to ensure all content is accurate and optimized. If you purchased a LinkedIn profile, we will deliver a mockup of the profile and upon completion of revisions, update the live content.
Working with Sydney Resumes is an ongoing partnership, and we encourage our clients to reach out with questions related to their search, or for future assistance with updating or tailoring the resume as you progress in your career.
Full payment, as per the quotation received and confirmed with you, is to be made and received prior to any consultation, or your assignment beginning.
Please pay by EFT.
GST is included, and a claimable Tax invoice is provided.
Face to face consultations are held in Hunters Hill, or by individual arrangement. With these discounts
face to face consultations are not available the use of technology is used in place to get to know you.
A letter of application (cover letter) must be targeted to the position/person specification/selection
criteria nominated, defining how your knowledge, skills and experience are clearly aligned with the
position being applied for, additionally demonstrating why you are the best applicant for the position.
LinkedIn profile and a statement responding to selection criteria will only be provided when a
resume/CV has been completed, including a comprehensive interview.
Re-targeting/re-defining a resume within one year of initial service will be charged at $155.
Documents required urgently, within 48 hours or less, will incur a 50% surcharge.
Turnaround timeframe for your first draft, on average, between 4 to 7 days business days following your consultation, with your submission deadline taken into consideration.
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Your document must be targeted and show the value you have brought to previous employers and how you can value add to this position.
Learn the techniques used in interview – Be prepared with private coaching and get feedback on how to improve – A dress rehearsal!
Letter of application (Cover letter)
Your letter must demonstrate how your skills meet those nominated and show how you are the best applicant for the position.