Applications for Staff. Bruce Woodcock University of Kent Careers Advisory Service . How not to do it …. Place of birth? - A London hospital Size of employer: about 5’ 10” My health good, that of my parents not so good.
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University of Kent
Careers Advisory Service
To informthe employer about your:
To persuade the employer that you are potentially suitable for the job and are therefore worth Interviewing.
Your CV is incomplete without it!
State the job you’re applying for.
Where you found out about it.
When you're available to start work
Why your interested in that type of work
Why the organisation attracts you (if it's a small company say you prefer to work for a small friendly organisation!)
Summarise your strengths and how they might be an advantage to the organisation.
Relate your skills to the job.
Mention any dates that you won't be available for interview
Thank the employer and say you look forward to hearing from them soon.Your Covering Letter
There are four main things employers will look at in applications:
Examples of evidence of skills:
Please describe a time when you saw an opportunity to really make a difference for the future of a group, an activity or yourself. What did you do?
During the summer of 2003, I was recruited to be part of a two-month, six-man roadshow travelling around the M25 area promoting tennis and Ariel Liquitabs. Within the first week of the roadshow the event manager resigned and I applied to take over this role. Although I had no specific previous experience, I felt it was a great opportunity to stretch myself and make a difference to my future. I was accepted as the new event manager and took over the very next day, it was extremely difficult initially, but I drew on my experiences of Head of School and captains of numerous sports teams and settled into the role relatively quickly. My role necessitated dealing with a vast range of individuals from Sainsbury’s Managers to children as young as 5 years of age, which improved my interpersonal and communicational skills. In addition, my motivational skills were also tested, as I was constantly required to motivate my staff due to the roadshow becoming monotonous in the latter stages. The roadshow appeared to be a real success with the tennis clubs receiving a 10% increase in applicants and rival soap powder brands putting on extra promotions. The feedback I received on how I managed the roadshow was extremely positive and I have subsequently been put forward to manage numerous other events.
Rising to the challenge
Influencing a variety of people
Apathy- did not put self forward for task.
No ownership, leadership.
No individual result.
Does not bring the group with them.
No explanation of how.
No recognition of others’ opinions.
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Applications and interviews www.kent.ac.uk/careers/applicn.htm
Example CVs and Covering Letters