Sometimes it seems so much simpler when you are just asked to send a CV for a job.  People do see application forms as a lot of work.

I’d suggest you look at them differently. The company are much clearer on the information they want and you can provide the information in an easy to understand format.

The application form will often ask you to provide examples against competences. You will be shortlisted against the competences so make sure you offer specific examples – you do need the detail.

There will also be a section where you can write "Anything else" or provide a motivational statement. Here is the place to include anything that wasn’t included against the competences, to put a bit more emphasis on the key aspects but also to be specific about why this particular job and why this company,

Too often when I shortlist the additional information aspect could have been sent to one of 1000s of companies, there is nothing specific.

To improve your chance of success you should address these questions: 
  • What is it that excites you about it?
  • What makes you want to go for the job?
  • What makes you stand out from other applicants?

Why this company?

I do offer specifc guidance to clients, so if you need your CV or application reviewed, do get in touch.

Published On: May 12th, 2008 / Categories: Job Search /

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