More and more employers are using your ability to address their Selection Criteria as a tool to help them shortlist applicants for interviews.
Each applicant is rated on how closely he or she meets each of the criteria and then ranked accordingly. Regardless of the position you may be targeting, you will discover that there are a handful of criteria that tend to apply across most vacancies.
Below are 4 sections that might assist you through the process of writing your selection criteria:
Some of the information referenced in the above 4 sections was taken from The Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 21st May 2012, Web site: http://www.bom.gov.au/careers/guide2SC.shtml