In the comments section of our newest "how can we help you?" thread, E writes:
Jobs in the UK and Australia often ask applicants to complete forms detailing how they satisfy "key selection criteria." They seem like HR documents that no one ever reads. And they're often _very_ lengthy. Should these be taken seriously?
As I don't work in the UK or Australia, I am probably not the best person to answer this question. However, my sense is that key selection criteria matter a great deal in these markets in the sense that, yes, one had better address them in detail somewhere (either in your cover letter or a supplementary document).
Still, as I said above, these are only things I've heard, so they may or may not be accurate. Does anyone with more experience in this area have more definitive advice to offer?