It’s been an exciting week this week, with the May Day Bank Holiday and voting for the General Election yesterday. This week seems to have flown by and I can’t believe it’s the weekend tomorrow already. So being Friday it means it is time for our blog and this week I’ve decided to write advice for helping to get your application noticed.
Writing an application can be long-winded and it may feel like you are writing the same thing over and over again on numerous application forms, but writing an application that takes 2 minutes, most likely won’t get very far in the process. The amount of time spent writing an application will potentially show how good a candidate you are for the role.
When writing an application, ensure that you meet all of the essential experience asked for within the job specification. Describe the knowledge you have of the specific areas, giving examples of past experiences where you have used these skills/methods.
If there is a section where you do not meet one of the criterias, try and write about a similar/alternative experience which could benefit the application, rather than writing that you have no experience in that particular area or leaving it blank.
The majority of roles require a CV in addition to the application form, or some just a standalone CV. Therefore, ensure that your CV is well-tailored to the role and is not just a standard CV to cover a number of applications.
Hopefully this has helped for when you write your next application. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.
Next week I will be carrying out detailed analysis of successful applications through EGB, looking for common themes that I can draw out in next week’s blog to aid your application.