- Carefully read through the job and person specification information.
- Ensure that you give evidence for each item the employer has outlined.
- Before you write your statement in full, spend some time selecting the most appropriate examples to illustrate the skills and qualities required. The first example that you think of isn't necessarily the best one.
- Using the STAR method can help you to structure your examples in a meaningful way.
- Write your statement in a seperate document (eg. MS Word) first before entering it into the online application form. This will make it easier to read through and check.
- Don't assume that an employer will guess or automatically realise that you have a skill. If you don't make reference to an essential item, the employer can't count it as part of your application and you may not get shortlisted for interview.
Remember, you can book an appointment with an adviser to check through your supporting statement.