Making Applications

For many jobs you will need to complete an application form.  Some companies want an application form on its own, others will ask for a CV and covering letter to go with it.  You will also find some companies ask for a CV and letter and do not have an application form.  

Application forms may be paper based or online.  An increasing number of companies use online processes - particularly in large organisations.  

For most applications you will need to complete your basic information, including contact details, education and experience.  You will then find questions or space to write about your skills and experiences, describing how well you meet the requirements of the role.  If you have a job description and person specification this is easier as you can match yourself to the role and highlight the most relevant information.  If not you will need to think carefully about what they will be looking for.  To do this you need to research the company and the type of role.

Your application is often the first chance an employer gets to see what you can offer, and how well you match the requirements of the role.  Applications take time and doing them well gives you a better chance of securing an interview.  

Don't forget you can book an appointment with an adviser to check through your application and give you more hints and tips.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 15:36