Application Form Tips in Working
When it comes to submitting an application we know it can be stressful. Follow our tips and make sure your application shines!
In order to get the job you want, or secure your place on your preferred course via the UCAS application form, it is really important that you make the application form the very best it can possibly be. Wherever possible, highlight your responsibilities, strengths, skills and achievements. The My World of Work Strengths Tool can really help with this.
Sometimes there are general sections on an application form, such as space for a personal statement when applying to college or university, or a on a job application form asking for 'Other Information'. This kind of selection gives you an extra chance to sell yourself. Don’t fall into the cliché trap! You need to try making your application stand out from the crowd - so don’t say what everyone else will say – write about what makes you stand out. One way to do this is to mention any awards you've achieved or extracurricular activities you take part in such as volunteering.
A few things you should try to avoid at all costs
- Don't miss out any questions. Some may not be relevant, but you should at least add 'not applicable'.
- Don't lie. Don’t include anything you can't back up at an interview. It may help you get an interview, but if caught you will look dishonest.
Top 5 tips before you submit!
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