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Dear Lisa,

I am applying for a new job online. When I come to the part which requires me to upload documents, it asked me to upload:

1. Cover letter
2. your selection criteria statement

I am confused about the 'selection criteria statement'. How is it different from the cover letter?

Thank you

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Hi David,

The Selection Criteria Statement closely resembles what we call KSA statements here in the United States, or knowledge, skills, and abilities.  A quick Google search reveals a variety of guidance on developing these statements from different organizations. For instance, this link:

http://sydney.edu.au/business/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/55375/SelectionCriteri

Try to locate specific guidance for your target employer.

Hope this helps point you in the right direction!

Lisa  

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As a Certified Executive Résumé Master (CERM), Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW), Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP), Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist, Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Facilitator, and retired service member; I can answer your questions on a variety of subjects. Ask me about résumé and cover letter preparation, military transition, federal or government résumé resources and other career development topics.

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