Laboratory Technician – Statement addressing Key Selection Criteria by Jennifer C.
This returning client sought assistance with a four-page statement addressing five key selection criteria, seeking promotion from a part-time level one position to a full-time level two Laboratory Technician position with her current employer. The employer is a prestigious independent public school in Western Australia. Key to the role is the ability to work collaboratively and independently to assist with the efficient operation of the science, learning and teaching operations. Major responsibilities include preparing chemicals, equipment and materials, designing and constructing teaching aids and collecting and caring for living organisms for study purposes in compliance with chemical, physical and biological laboratory practices and legislative requirements.
The following key selection criteria were addressed in the statement in the context of the business needs of the school.
- Experience working within a science laboratory, including knowledge of laboratory techniques and relevant safety and legislative requirements.
- Knowledge of science subjects relevant to the curriculum taught in secondary schools and the ability to design and construct experiments and equipment to support curriculum requirements.
- Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Organisational and time management skills and ability to work independently.
- Well-developed keyboarding and computer skills, including a working knowledge of databases, spreadsheets and word processing
Having written this client’s previous successful application for her current position, we had already established a trusting and easy working relationship. The client clearly understood the requirements for specific examples to demonstrate her skills and experience and was able to provide detailed information using a step-by-step approach, which for a writer, is a wonderful head start to creating targeted, interesting responses to key selection criteria.