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FILLING in APPLICATIONS


Application form must be handed over in time: do always check carefully the deadline and do not miss it! 

Application, like exam papers, must be read carefully: check that you understand very well what you are asked to write and where.
it is also a good habit to have a copy or more of the form to practice on. 

When the application is online, you should make a note of any usernames/passwords that you may need later and make sure you have a ‘sensible’ email address for employers to contact you. 
Get someone else to check your spelling after you filled the practice form.

  • EDUCATION: In the education section you should put the names and addresses of all the schools/college you have attended from the age of 11 (list in reverse order, starting with the most recent). 
  • QUALIFICATIONS: In the qualifications section you should include the name of the course, level and grade achieved, e.g. English Language, GCSE B. Details of previous employment can mean any type of job even a temporary summer job or work experience. Voluntary work can also be added here unless there is a separate section on the form.
  • REASONS FOR APPLYING: In the reason for applying section, be positive. Point out the qualities you have which will be of use in the job. Read the job description carefully for ideas of how your skills match. Be sure to ask permission from the people you are using as referees. 

Complete the ‘real’ form – if you are doing this by hand make sure you write clearly using a pen with black ink. Then make a copy or print it out: if you are called for an interview, you will need to look at this to remind yourself of what you have said. An employer may well ask you about something you have written. If you are posting your application form use an A4 envelope that is addressed clearly and use a (large letter) first class stamp.  Send a covering letter or CV with the form if requested.If you are applying online it is a good idea to telephone to check that your application has been received.

Credits: Herschel School