Professional Selection Criteria Writing Services

Expert resume and selection criteria writers for APS, State and Local Government roles.

Submit a winning pitch, statement of claims or selection criteria with our selection criteria writing services.

We write selection criteria for APS, State and local government.

Our resume and selection criteria writers offer services per page and per word count, depending on your role requirements. For roles up to mid-level tier, fees are $15 per 50 words, or $150 per page.

We offer fast turnaround and quality, professional documents.

Whether you struggle to navigate the complex process of selection criteria response writing, find it difficult to ‘sell’ yourself on paper or just don’t have the TIME, our selection criteria response writing services can help writing your government job application.

Resume and Selection Criteria Writers For APS, State and Local Government

Since 2012, our selection criteria writing services have helped hundreds of people secure government roles.

We understand that your experiences are unique. We’ll guide you to provide the right responses, drawing from your authentic experiences. It’s your voice – we’re here to enhance it.

How Our Selection Criteria Writers Can Assist You

Whether you are needing to address the APS Integrated Leadership System, state or local government selection criteria requirements, our resume and selection criteria writers can assist.

Our selection criteria writing service includes:

  • Thorough review of the guidelines for writing government job applications
  • Comprehensive strategy addressing selection criteria tailored to specific panel requirements
  • 1:1 consultation via phone or email, where we guide you to provide specific, relevant examples addressing selection criteria.
  • Use of the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action and Result)

We can assist you navigate the complicated selection criteria response and writing government job application process to move forward in your career with ease.

Resume and Selection Criteria Writers For Any Role in Australia

We are experts in writing government job applications for APS, state and local government applications. Our selection criteria writers have experience in government applications including APS selection criteria and roles in EVERY state.

Selection Criteria Writing Services Fees

Most application guidelines will include length guidelines for your selection criteria response. This will either be in a per page or per word count format. 

If no guidelines are provided as to preferred length, we recommend 1/3 of a page per criterion, or approximately 150 words.

Contact our resume and selection criteria writers with a link to the role you are applying for so we can provide a full quote.

You can also include a professional resume in any government selection criteria service.

Fees for Roles Up to Mid-Level Tier:

Fees for Mid-Level to Senior Roles:

Our 4-Step Selection Criteria Writing Process


1. We review the application requirements and develop a comprehensive application strategy.

Upon purchase, we thoroughly review your application documents and develop your strategy. This may include a focus on specific roles or achievements.


2. Respond to customised questions via phone or email.

We use a proven method to pinpoint the position’s needs and panel expectations. We’ll ask you targeted questions to draw out examples showcasing your skills and experience. You can respond via phone or email.


3. We develop the documents

We develop the required documents in the preferred STAR (Situation, Task, Action and Result)/ CAR (Challenge, Action, Result) or SAO (Situation, Action, Outcome) formats.  We meticulously ensure the application satisfies each point as fully as possible.

4. Review your documents and submit!

We send the documents to you for review – you can then request any changes if needed.

You’re then ready to submit it through the relevant application portal.

Selection Criteria Writing Services FAQs

How long does the selection criteria writing service take?

Our resume and selection criteria writers can normally turn around documents within 7 business days. Of course, we will always check the closing deadline of your job and advise whether we can meet it. Sometimes, we can complete urgent jobs more quickly, depending on our capacity.

How do you write a good selection criteria response?

Writing strong selection criteria response involves understanding each criterion, providing specific examples using the STAR (or similar) method, and tailoring your answers to the job and organisation. It’s crucial to focus on your actions, quantify achievements, and maintain relevance while addressing selection criteria each separately. It’s also vital to adhere to application guidelines, including length and formatting. Our selection criteria writers are experts in APS, State and local government requirements and can advise what is required.

What is the SAO method for writing selection criteria response?

The SAO method is a variation of the STAR method used for responding to behavioral interview questions and addressing selection criteria. It stands for Situation, Action, and Outcome, and it is designed to help you provide clear and concise examples of your skills and experiences. Here’s a breakdown of the SAO method:

Can you use dot points in selection criteria response?

It is usually acceptable to use dot points in selection criteria responses. Using bullet points can help make your responses more concise and structured, making it easier for assessors to quickly identify key points related to each criterion. In general, you should use a combination of paragraph-style text with dotpoints included. It is essential to follow the application instructions and guidelines provided to ensure that your application is in compliance with the employer’s requirements.

How much should I write for selection criteria response?

The length of your responses to selection criteria can vary depending on the employer’s guidelines and the complexity of the criteria. The application guidelines are usually state how long each response should be. If no guidance is given, we recommend 1/3 to ½ a page per criterion.

How do you answer selection criteria you don't have?

If you don’t meet one of the required selection criteria, sometimes it’s still worth putting in an application. You can emphasise any transferable skills, competencies, or relevant experiences that you possess, even if they are not an exact match for the criterion. Explain how these skills can be applied to address the underlying qualities or abilities sought by the criterion.

However, it is important to note that government applications are merit-based, meaning that if someone else better meets the criteria, you will be unlikely to be deemed the best candidate. This is different to private sector applications, where often a candidate’s ‘overall fit’ with the role and organisation is taken more into account.

What size font should a selection criteria response be?

When writing selection criteria response, the font size should be between 10-12. You should use a standard font like Arial or Times New Roman.You should always adhere to application guidelines if any specific advice is provided.

How do you write a statement of claims for a job?

APS often requires a statement of claims as part of their application process. Read an APS example statement of claims response here.

What is the STAR method for selection criteria?

The STAR approach is a widely used method for structuring responses to selection criteria, behavioral interview questions, and competency-based questions. It helps you provide clear and concise examples of your skills and experiences. STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, and Result:

Situation (S): Start by describing the specific situation or context where the experience occurred. Provide enough background information for the reader or interviewer to understand the scenario.

Task (T): Explain the task or goal you were required to accomplish within that situation. What was expected of you, and what challenges or objectives did you face?

Action (A): Detail the actions you took to address the task or situation. Be specific about what you did, including any skills or competencies you applied. Focus on your personal contributions and decisions.

Result (R): Conclude your response by describing the results or outcomes of your actions. What happened as a direct result of your efforts? Use quantifiable data when possible to highlight achievements and impact.


How do you write APS selection criteria?

The APS have specific guidelines for every job application. Whether it requires a statement of claims of pitch, we can assist.

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