What difference between having knowledge or not having knowledge of accounting software at an interview? Lots. It means automatically disqualify any applicant who had not used the software in an accounting office. In discussing the selection criteria for jobs you need to know that you can not only meet all the criteria, but each element within each criterion. If you miss one element in a criterion or all elements of the criteria, you’re in trouble.
This means that you must carefully analyze all the criteria to determine how many items it contains and respond to each item. In our previous example, we know that MS Office Suite is composed of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Powerpoint, etc. If you miss one of those programs have not met the criteria. Knowing when to stop writing is a good thing.
Once you’ve written enough to satisfy the criterion, must stop. Give 23 examples of how to use MS Office is superfluous, and encourage advisers nuts. Try to guess (I guess) What criteria do they really want and part of its response accordingly. For example, if you were answering the above criteria for a job in reception an accounting firm, ask yourself what kind of things he was doing. I expect a receptionist to use email perhaps much, produce charts, maybe run an address book or calendar events. In its reply of light on the issues he considers most work-related.
But do not lose sight of other elements … Remember to address all . In response to the challenges you can improve your responses by studying some of the written materials available that address selection criteria. Discover the secrets for you to practice and improve their responses each time you apply. Ask job applicants who are successful if you can read your answer to see if there is anything we can learn from it. Find someone in your group of friends or colleagues who you know is excellent with the written language and ask him to help fix their applications. At the end of the day, writing selection criteria is not rocket science. Like anything else, you can learn how to do it and master the art within a fairly short. If you are spending time writing job applications against the selection criteria and do interviews, one must ask if you are doing the best job possible. If not, make a conscious effort to get their act together.