Interview winning Selection Criteria & Professional Resumes
We specialise in writing interview winning ATS compliant Professional Resumes and applications for Federal, State & Local Government roles as well as Academic and any other positions requiring detailed Selection Criteria statements, Limited-Page applications, and Online Responses.
Why choose us?
Many Government and non-Government organisations require Selection Criteria Statements and can include categories such as mandatory, essential and desirable criteria. Usually, to respond effectively, the STAR (Situation, Task, Approach, Result) is employed to provide 'examples' of how you meet the specified criteria.
Quite often Government agencies request responses to targeted question(s) and usually with a word- or character-limitation. These questions often relate to your behavioural attitudes, technical abilities or professional skill set, and again, examples are the preferred method of responses.
Limited page 'Pitch' or 'Cover Letter'
Many Government and non-Government organisations require a page-limited response either addressing 'Are you the right person for the role?' or similar. Like Capability Statements or Selection Criteria Statements, it is essential that you provide examples and information that clearly evidences your skills, knowledge and experience.
Expression of Interest
Generally required for internal appointments (secondments, relief appointments, permanent appointments). Quite often, these positions are also advertised for external applicants and therefore it is essential you clearly evidence your capabilities in performing the advertised role.
Focus Capability Statement
Many Government applications require a Capability Statement - generally, they incorporate: Supports Strategic Direction | Achieves Results | Supports Productive Working Relationships | Displays Personal Drive and Integrity.
Limited page 'Pitch' or 'Cover Letter'
Many Government and non-Government organisations require a page-limited response either addressing 'Are you the right person for the role?' or similar. If the position incorporates a Position Description, this content must be considered.
“You and your team have provided an excellent service, and I appreciated the time you gave me in the initial phone consultation. This was the deciding factor for me to commission my professional CV. I will absolutely recommend Total Resume Services and will advise them to mention me with their enquiries”.
“This is the first time I have ever used a service like this, I have also worked in employment services for over 13 years, the team at TRS have opened my eyes to how amazing a resume can be and what skills and experience I really have. I feel so much more empowered and confident now from the support and service they have provided!”
"My resume looks amazing and the responses to the KSC explained my experiences very well. I couldn't speak highly enough of their services. I applied for a role within hours of receiving my resume and within one day I received a call for an interview for next week."
What is the turnaround for your service?
Generally, we have draft documents back to you for review within 5 – 7 days, but shorter lead times can usually be accommodated.
What is your success rate in achieving interviews?
It is outstanding – we achieve interviews for the majority of our clients as our professional writers are ex-recruitment and know how to promote your value proposition to hiring organisations. That is why most of our business comes from referrals.
What if I am not happy with my documents?
Don’t worry; you will be. What’s more, we will work with you to ensure your documents are to your complete satisfaction and you are confident that you will achieve interviews.
What if I need changes to my professional resume down the track?
What sets us apart from other writing services is that our professional resumes include ongoing future edits any time that your circumstances change to ensure the document is always professional.
How experienced are you with government applications?
Preparing professional resumes and applications for government positions is the largest part of our business. We have a track record of getting clients into government and moving clients in government into higher grade roles.
Do you write STAR responses?
Generally always – even for non-government roles. Hiring organisations want to see evidence that you have a particular expertise and/or the potential to achieve it.
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Work Level Standards for Australian Government jobs
What are the APS Work Level Standards and why are they important?
All Australian Public Service (APS) positions have a relevant Work Level Standard (WLS) and are classified according to expected levels of work and responsibility. APS classifications are APS Level 1 to 6, Executive Level 1 and 2, and Senior Executive Service Band 1, 2 and 3. The five key characteristics are:
Leadership and accountability;
Management diversity and span;
Job context and environment; and
Independence and decision-making.
What sets us apart from other Australian Government application writers is that we consider these WLS when preparing responses.
Link: APS Work Level Standards
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