on the do's and don'ts for successful completion of application forms.
organisations prefer to use application forms to gather information on
prospective interviewees. The main benefit for this type of application is that
it ensures that every applicant has been asked to provide the same information
in the same form ensuring equality and the ability to judge candidates on the
pre-set skill list that will have been devised using the Person Specification provided
with Job Description.
challenge is to provide the information requested and also to stand out from
the crowd. The skills and achievements that you would put on your CV/Resume
should be incorporated where relevant. Occasionally a CV/Resume will be
requested along with the form. Do not refer to this on your form by
cross-referencing, your form should be completed as a standalone document. If a
supporting statement is requested it is best to reread the person specification
and your application form and write the statement to include all aspects of the
person specification, using transferable skills if necessary.
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