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Application form tips

Use these tips to help you craft the perfect application form. If there is a job you really want, then do not miss out on the opportunity because you have not made the effort to personalise your application form to show the interviewer(s) just how much you want the job. 

We will be judging how well your application matches the person specification for the position you are applying for. The applicants who closely match the person specification will be the onest that are shortlied for interview.

To stand the best chance of receiving an invitation is to demonstrate that you have the skills and experience as stiuplated within the person specification and provide clear examples within the supporting information section.

Never submit the same application twice. Always adapt it to show you meet the person specification of the post you are applying for.

The supporting information section is your opportunity to sell yourself therefore make sure you use it to your advantage. You can include information here that has not been covered elsewhere on the application form. Demonstrate why you would be suitable and how you meet the person specification. You need to convince the shortlisting panel that you have the required skills, knowledge, and experience and that they should be inviting you for an interview. 

You can include, among other things, details about:

  • Your duties and responsibilities 
  • Your skills, knowledge and / or experience which is relevant to the post
  • Identify any employment gaps
  • Voluntary work you have accomplished 
  • Research, publication and/or presentation experience