Many organisations these days require you to address specific selection criteria when you apply for a job. It is a way for the employer to focus on the specific skills and abilities they need the person to have, to do the job.
Writing to selection criteria may seem difficult at first. However, like everything else, if you approach it systematically and practise it, you will continue to get better.
To get to the interview stage, they already believe you could do the job!
The interview is your opportunity to sell yourself and your skills. Employers decide on an appropriate employee on a range of areas. These areas include:
Skills, knowledge and abilities; Personality and whether you will “fit” into the team and with the culture of the organisation; Presentation; Attitude; Availability; References
You need to sell the whole package rather than just having the skills to do the job.
When you apply for work and respond to job advertisements, sending a cover letter along with your resume is not only required, but also is one better and preferable way...