Looking to move from the private sector to the Australian Public Service, this client sought a key selection criteria statement for a position as Tax Officer. With previous experience in related fields, the client had also run her own bookkeeping consultancy for over ten years.
With six selection criteria to address, the client and I discussed these in relation to her career history and discussed examples that demonstrated her ability to fulfil these. Initially concerned that she did not possess the specific experience required, the client was reassured when we discussed transferable skills from her previous positions, and we were able to frame the response in these terms. Examples that demonstrated her capabilities came from her own small business, together with her employment experience in relevant finance positions.
During our consultation, when discussing examples, the client commented that having to think about her previous employment in relation to the examples was “good practice for the interview”.