Key Selection Criteria
Helping the job applicant
Key Selection Criteria (KSC) play a very important part in the process of recruiting a person to fill a job vacancy. Usually the writer of a Job Description will include a section in which 5 or 6 Key Selection Criteria are stated. When the job is advertised, persons interested in the job will access the Job Description and by looking at the Key Selection Criteria will form a view as to whether their skills and experience fit the job on offer.
Helping the selection panel
The Key Selection Criteria also assist the selector or selection panel responsible for selecting a person to fill the job vacancy. Generally, the applicant for the job will be asked one question for each KSC by the selector(s) to probe for knowledge, experience and skills that may be relevant. The applicant usually has 5-10 minutes to respond to each question and put their case.
Examples of Key Selection Criteria
The following Key Selection Criteria were taken from a range of
sport and recreation job descriptions. They are not in any
order of relevance.
- Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent
a clear understanding of the sport of . . . . . . and a demonstrated
ability to promote . . . . . . effectively.
in coordinating a variety of customer service oriented activities
and/or professional development opportunities.
in database generation and maintenance
ability to manage, co-ordinate, implement, and evaluate programs
a capacity to manage their own time, and to establish and meet
in dealing with customer service enquiries and telephone enquiries
knowledge and skills in administering the principles of volunteer
management as they relate to sports development.
ability to operate as a team member with the ability to network,
consult with key clients and members at all levels.
high level of oral and written communication, public relations,
interpersonal and negotiation skills.
experience in strategic planning, and the ability to assist
clubs with their planning.
skill in both oral and written communication including preparation
of correspondence, reports and submissions of a routine and
knowledge and application of the computer and computer software,
especially Microsoft Office and the Internet.
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