We all know that job application forms can annoying, they are unfortunately tedious in nature, but can certainly pay of excessive dividends in a job offer when completed correctly. We are going to show you exactly what you need to do in order to increase your chances of success when completing a job application form.
Many people tend not to read the questions from start to finish. Doing this will give you clarity and the confidence required to ensure that you are able to answer the questions fully.
It’s vitally important to read the job description in its entirety. Reading the job description and the person specification will clearly show you exactly what is required from yourself to fully perform the role. By understanding the requirements of the role, you will be able to firmly ascertain the skills and experience that you need to demonstrate on the application form answers.
When answering questions on a job application form, it’s usually expected for you to answer the questions by using the STAR Method. STAR is the following acronym, Situation, Task, Action and Result. In most cases, you would have to demonstrate exactly how each skill required has been actioned in the past using the STAR method. The purpose of this, is for you to clearly show the employer that you can do the job in a practical manner and that you are competent.
Make sure that you answer all the questions, check the correct boxes in the form and answer with complete honesty. Any false information can come back to bite you in the future, be honest.
It’s all too risky to leave the job application to the very last minute, which tends to be human nature. So be wise to take the time to complete your application form in good time, so that you can make any corrections that need to be made and then you can submit it on time.