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Rated 4.4/5 based on 55 customer reviews

5 stars

As a first time applicant I had no idea what I was supposed to do when "addressing selection criteria". I asked around and the only advice I got was to write a brief paragraph about myself under each criteria, kind of like a long cover letter. I have to admit that I was very nervous about buying your book, I didn't know what I would get or what the advice would be or if I could even trust it. But it all made total sense when I started reading through it and the examples were a god send. Really! It made me more confident writing about myself and I knew for sure that I was putting in an application with the content and format that was required. I actually had an interview last week for the one and only government job I've applied for, not a bad strike rate. I'm not sure how long it takes from here to find out, but one of my referees was contacted yesterday so it's looking good! Isabella, 2018

5 stars

Ranthi, 2018

5 stars

What great timing, I just got off the phone being offered an interview and then I got your email asking for feedback on the book that got me an interview. 5 stars!!! Julia, 2018

4 stars

I found it really helpful. Thanks. Chris, 2018

4 and a half stars

Your book is very helpful espesially for people who are not familier with goverment job application proceedures. Thank you very much. Mohammad, 2018

3 stars

I originally gave this book a one star review because there was too much information to sift through. I think it would be better if you split the book into multiple books so people can buy the book they want based on their occupation. It wasn't until after I sent in my seleciton criteira that I found the index that makes it easier to find what you need. This should be clearer and easier to find. Malcolm, 2018

4 stars

Thank you for the opportunity to submit a review for your book Selection Criteria Exposed. I found the book incredibly helpful when writing my recent job application. I was able to use different paragraphs from different sections that I reworded and added my own material to. The final product, my job application, was something I am very proud of, and I anticipate I will be granted an interview. I would like to suggest updating your material to include shorter responses to selection criteria. I am interested in applying for a job that requires the selection criteria to be addressed as part of a two page cover letter. Shorter responses would help with this. Rami, 2018

5 stars

I embarrassingly submitted 5 applications, thinking I was doing the right thing. I couldn't work out why I wasn't getting an interview because I am well qualified and meet all of the selection criteria. The moment I opened your book it was like a ton of bricks hit me. Luckily, one of those 5 jobs I applied for has been readvertised, so I'm going to swallow my pride, hope the selection panel don't remember my first application, and reapply, this time the right way! Elainey, 2018

4 stars
Your ebook is definitly helpful. Despite being a high performing EL2 I was consistently unsuccessful in getting selected for an interview. I tailored my application to each job, feedback included 'there were so many applicants who were more suitable', which didn't help improve my application.

I knew whatever I was doing was wrong. 24 months ago I could get an interview, something had changed and now I wasn't getting any interviews. I was struggling to understand why I wasn't getting interviews, I had spelt out the STAR model in my response, I had adhered to the APSC guidelines and due to the Government's Recruitment Freeze, the competition was high.

This lead me to your website as I was searching for professional development to help me with my job applications. I read your webpages and compared it to a couple of other Australian sites offering the same services. I also have all 5 editions of Dr Ann Villiers' books. I downloaded your ebook and instantly began to compose my response to an EL2 <position deleted for privacy reasons> job at the <department removed for privacy reasons>.

The information in your ebook is simple, it's laid out in a sequential format from introduction, describing the situation, gives relevant and detailed examples on how an applicant could demonstrate an application of skills as well as finishing off the criterion with results. Even though many jobs are technical, your ebook provided suitable plain language examples to allow any none technical recruiter to understand the value of the applicant - me.

As I worked through your ebook and my application I found that your ebook provides an up to date style guide for applicants, and takes the guess work out of what the recruiters are looking for. And even though I have asked for feedback, the recruiters have not articulated that the style of writing has changed. Your ebook, is a relevant and very valuable tool for me. I'm able to change out your examples for mine quite easily without distorting the style and expression found within your ebook. I just love this.

I knew prior to your ebook I was doing something wrong, and your ebook clarified that it wasn't what I was writing, it was how I was writing it. I now needed to tell a story to the recruiter rather than a clinical layout of the STAR criterion. Your examples provide me an opportunity to become 'personable' to the recruiter because they are written in a manner which is less clinical than my writing and display the more approachable, personable side of me. The depth of your ebook extends not only to matching the STAR criterion but it also provides a secondary layer which I know now that recruiters are looking for the 'cultural' fit. And your ebook examples provide the perfect avenue for me to demonstrate how approachable and personable I am.

Thank you so much. I submitted my application on Thur and on the Tue, I received an interview time. I was unsuccessful at interview. I know need to work on my interview skills as this let me down and has changed in the last 24 months. Before I start applying for more jobs, I need to improve and focus on my interview skills.  Gemma, 2014

5 stars
This is an excellent book. Chinh, 2014

5 stars
A fantastic resource. I have used it for two applications and have gotten interviews for both. Mary, 2014

4 and a half stars
Very easy to navigate and utilise the examples given. Useful examples with relevant information that have proven to be current and accurate. Daniel, 2014

4 and a half stars
Could charge more for it as it is very useful. Gaurav, 2014

5 stars
What could be done to make the ebook easier to use? Possibly add more examples in the next edition. Georgina, 2014

4 stars
A great help ! Julienne, 2014

5 stars
Three job applciations, three job interviews and two job offers thanks to your book. The quality and variety of selection criteria examples meant I could find something that was suited just right to me, and also your advice gave me the confidence that I'm sure put me over the line at the interviews. Now, how to choose which job? John, 2014

5 stars
Five stars. Michelle, 2014

4 and a half stars
A very good resource! Tanya 2014

4 stars
The book is great and very helpful as I was really struggling with defining what was expected of me. Ray, 2014

5 stars
A great and useful publication. Trevor, 2014

4 and a half stars
A very useful book. Pat, 2014

4 and a half stars
ebook is quite user friendly and I find that being able to use it on a variety of products such as PCs, tablets, phones etc a real bonus. Steve, 2014

4 and a half stars
A very good and useful template to see how you need to respond in public sector speak. Which is difficult if you have no prior knowledge. Alan, 2014

5 stars
I found the book easy to use. Excellent examples. Anonymous, 2014

4 stars
Happy! Louise, 2014

5 stars
It makes easy and prompts to write straight to the point criteria. Holly, 2014

5 stars
Chandni, 2014

3 stars
I found the examples really helpful and the ability to cut and paste parts into my own application was useful when I had a mind blank or didn't know how to put the words together properly. Anne, 2014

4 stars
Overall good book with good examples. Kyn, 2014

5 stars
It had assisted in my selection criteria alot. Mary-Ann, 2014

4 and a half stars
Oksana, 2014

4 stars
Easy to use with relevant examples. Christine, 2014

5 stars
Sami, 2014

5 stars
I sent in 3 applications and didn't get an interview and then I got your book. How embarrassing - I was doing it totally wrong! Really, I feel very embarrassed by the quality of the applications I was sending in and hope it isn't held against me in the future. At least I know how I should be writing selection criteria now and the examples that you've provided are pure magic. Thanks. Mandy,2014

5 stars
Excellent. Keep up the great work. Jan, 2014

3 stars
Needs more combinations of the subset of criterion for one selection criterion. Melanie, 2014

4 and a half stars
It was in short a life saver I am very happy that I purchased the selection criteria ebook as it contains some really good examples, and gave me the opportunity to extend my writing to match the jobs requiring answering their selection criteria. . Melanie, 2014

5 stars
The book does exactly what I need. I find it really helpful thankyou. Robbie, 2014

5 stars
Deb, 2014

5 stars
Great easy to read and navigate. Jack, 2014

4 and a half stars
Very satisfied. I found it very easy to find what I was looking for. Anonymous, 2014

4 and a half stars
As mental health nurse It was an eye opener of how to address selection criteria Winston, 2014

3 stars
Helpful, although more finance example specific to my department would've been helpful to me. Brooke, 2014

4 stars
The book is user friendly and easy to understand. Esther, 2014

4 and a half stars
What could be done to make the ebook easier to use? Can't think of anything. Great easy to use. Deb, 2014

4 stars
Very good. Would like to see more organisational development in future additions. Chris, 2014

4 stars
It is a good resource. However, I have noticed of late that more positions are moving away from selection criteria and becoming more aligned with a couple of questions which require you to discuss your experience in a certain area. Danny, 2014

5 stars
What could be done to make the ebook easier to use? Nothing, you got it right the first time. It's fantastic. Nancy, 2014

5 stars
What could be done to make the book easier to use? It would be ideal if for the same selection criteria there were responses that would be more appropriate for different APS levels. I found that some of the examples were not sophisticated enough :) Great reference source. Kym, 2014

3 stars
It did give me some ideas. Joy, 2014

3 stars
There were not a lot of examples relevant to the position I was applying for unfortunately. I used it as a guide. The whole application was quite daunting. Christine, 2014

5 stars
Extremely good I have a very clear picture of answering the interview questions since I got this selection criteria ebook.thanks. Nicholas, 2014

5 stars
Michelle,2014

4 stars
Maybe add more examples on operational case work: processing applications... John-Paul, 2014

5 stars
What could be done to make the ebook easier to use? Possibly add more examples in the next edition. Georgina, 2014