About Us

Created in 2006 after seeing the need for more services to help government job applicants navigate the complex nature of government job applications and interviews.

Vanessa, a recruitment expert, has been working in government recruitment since 2003. She originally focussed on government recruitment consulting to commonwealth and state governments; assisting government recruitment panels with their recruitment activities and policies.

Vanessa has written three books specifically for government job applicants; Get That Job! The Best Guide to Applying for a Government Job, followed by The Selection Criteria Coach and then Selection Criteria Exposed. She has written numerous quick guides, articles, and appeared on the cover of the Professional section of The Weekend Australian (see image below). She has conducted approximately 2650 government interviews for roughly 510 different selection panels, and so far over 55,000 applicants have received help via this website.

Read more about the author of our books and main website content, here.

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Our Mission

To make government job applications easy, so people can land the job of their dreams.

Our Vision

Creating an environment where applicants can apply for a government job without uncertainty or fear, confident in their skills and abilities and the know-how of communicating this to a selection panel.

Our History

How it Started & Where We Are Today


Company formed

Government Recruitment Consultancy started to assist government departments with their recruitment policy, application of policy, and recruitment activities.


Website created and first book published

www.selection-criteria.com.au created to provide quick and easy to read articles to help government job applicants.

Get That Job! 1st and 2nd editions published.


Second book published

Get That Job! 3rd edition published.

The Selection Criteria Coach 1st and 2nd editions published.


Third book published

Selection Criteria Exposed 1st edition published.



Vanessa Jordan appeared on the cover of The Australian newspaper career section discussing jobs in the public service.

Books updated

The Selection Criteria Coach 3rd edition published.

Get That Job! 4th edition published.


Books updated

The Selection Criteria Coach 4th edition published.

Selection Criteria Exposed 2nd edition published.

Get That Job! 5th edition published.


Books updated

Selection Criteria Exposed 3rd edition published.



An article featuring Vanessa Jordan appeared in The Courier Mail, The Herald Sun and The Mercury, The Advertiser and The Daily Telegraph. The Article discussed job applications and public service jobs during the Covid pandemic.


Books updated

Selection Criteria Exposed 4th edition published.

How We Serve You

What We Provide

ebooks eBooks

For those who need more in depth help, our ebooks are quick to download and can be used instantly. No wasting time trying to find a bookstore and the right book, you can have your ebook on your computer within minutes and be writing your winning job application. We have books for first time government job applicants (Get That Job! The Best Guide for Applying for a Government Job) and more seasoned applicants who just need a helping hand.

free resources Free Content

Browse our website for free content on all areas of your government job applications from resumes, selection criteria, interviews and post application feedback. Sign up to our newsletter and find out when new articles and information is added, and get additional free resources.

members For Selection Panels

We offer information and services for selection panels as well as higher level recruitment policy assistance and advice for leadership teams.

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Your Safety & Security

The Ways We Safeguard Our Website & Your Details

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