Help Writing Job Applications
using a CV
I come across people all time who wished they completed that job application form properly. You can have a major impact when your application form in expertly written. Make use of all the help and support that is available to you including your professionally written CV ".
Help with Job Applications: Research the company you are applying to, to help you focus your answers and meet the company's needs. Make a copy of the application form to practice on. Read through the form carefully making sure you understand all the instructions and questions. Draft your answers in rough first. Check spelling etc., and get a friend to double-check it. Then complete the original form neatly in black ink. Make a copy of your completed application before submitting in time for the closing date.
Using the CV to write your Job Application
The Career Statement: Job applications are mostly used by "Equal Opportunity" employers,
agencies and recruiters to source information about candidates'
qualifications and experience etc. They will screen out applicants
based on various factors in the application process. A lot of
thought and research needs to be undertaken into answering those
open questions on you job applications. You can use a personal
profile of career statement from your CV to help to start
communicating your experience and value in the job market.
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE ?
* to increase your company profits / revenues
* to demonstrate you are a high performer
* to satisfy your customer / clients
* to improve quality or service to reduce costs
* to increase quality
* that you are proud of
* to increase efficiency
HAVE YOU ?
* trained/supervised others
* received awards/decorations
* instituted new procedures
* reduced inventory levels
* identified problems
* installed new systems
* increased safety
* decreased scrap
* reduced absenteeism
ASK YOURSELF QUESTIONS SUCH AS:
* What were the results?
* What did this mean?
* What could the company do now?
* So what?
* For what?
* By how much?
* How many?
* Which ones?
* Why were you chosen?
Employers are far more interested in what you can do for them, than in what skills or abilities you have as an individual. The interviewer will try to establish what benefits you might bring to the organisation and where those benefits outweigh those of other candidates.
Your CV should be presented as a benefits package to the your
prospective employer, a useful tip before the interview is to
practice putting together useful phrases
* Which means that
* Which resulted in
* So that
* The benefit was
* We gained because
* The advantage was
TO EMPHASISE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS, STRENGTHS, SUCCESSES
QUANTIFY FACTS WHERE YOU CAN: USE POSITIVE ACTION VERBS
WHERE YOU CAN.
Positive Action Verbs
Primary Care, etc.
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