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    anybody help with a job application please

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    Please give any information which you think will help us to consider your
    application, including relevant experience (voluntary or work), skills, abilities and any specialist knowledge you have. Take as a guide the contents of the job description and person specification.


    as i havent worked for so long and never done clerical work before im wondering whats good to add here

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    lie :)....bring in any sort of experiences that you may think will be relevant....admin work will include organising, computer skills etc etc....doesnt always have to be from an employment background!

    Look at the job spec and break it down into skills, such as using computer programs then explain how you use them in your current stuff, my friend used the fact that she helped her daughter with homework on some programs to demonstrate her skills in that area. They usually supply the specs in points, its a matter of working out what you currently do that can be used to show your abilities in that area. good luck

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    thank you both, beginning to wish ide sent for pack rather than trying to fill on online, phoned my advisor at jsa and she not in till spetember and where very unhelpful, so much for wanting us into the work force

    Heres a good tip. Someone told me who works in the job finding industry.

    Don't put references in your CV.

    Just put next to references. Please contact regarding. Make sure you have a relevant CV to the job and a reference relevant.

    The guy who said this qoutes he's more likely to enquire and ask for further details.

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    Adam2050;5957858

    Heres a good tip. Someone told me who works in the job finding … Heres a good tip. Someone told me who works in the job finding industry.Don't put references in your CV.Just put next to references. Please contact regarding. Make sure you have a relevant CV to the job and a reference relevant. The guy who said this qoutes he's more likely to enquire and ask for further details.



    it doesnt want a cv anyway

    Another point is that you should always make your covering letter really good, make it a summary of your CV and make it really good, when I was interviewing people, I often only skimmed the CV but read the covering letter, or would only read CVs of the covering letters I liked.

    good luck

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    i think its best to phone and get the application pack by post and try to get someone at the jsa to help me at this rate not even going to get an interview

    If you can get hold of the job/person spec that would be a lot better. Normally you will be able to identify key words and its those key words that the employer looks for when reading these type of forms!

    The usual stuff you can write is that your punctual, slef motivated, good team player but can work alone, loves a challenge, never scared of hard/challenging work etc etc

    sassie;5957915

    i think its best to phone and get the application pack by post and try to … i think its best to phone and get the application pack by post and try to get someone at the jsa to help me at this rate not even going to get an interview



    Do you have a CAB or something similar? they sometimes have advisers to help with application filling, or even the library.

    sassie;5957915

    i think its best to phone and get the application pack by post and try to … i think its best to phone and get the application pack by post and try to get someone at the jsa to help me at this rate not even going to get an interview



    one you done it and you want some1 to give it the once over let me know:thumbsup:

    Yea, like kidcat said, you need to go through the job / person spec and write something in the statement to show how you have this skill... do that for most if not all the things on the spec.

    Most will then take the applications and 'tick off' the bits that you have said that match to their requirements, and then add up all the ticks. If you achieve a certain amount, you'll be invited for an interview.

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    kidcat;5957935

    Do you have a CAB or something similar? they sometimes have advisers to … Do you have a CAB or something similar? they sometimes have advisers to help with application filling, or even the library.



    yes we have a cab, you have to wait in queue for usually about 1 hour to see someone to make an appointment, you cannot walk in to see anyone and usually have to wait a month to be seen, it really is stupid

    Abz;5957791

    lie :)....bring in any sort of experiences that you may think will be … lie :)....bring in any sort of experiences that you may think will be relevant....admin work will include organising, computer skills etc etc....doesnt always have to be from an employment background!




    Exactly - you will have all sorts of organisational skills being a mum its just a matter of wording it properly.

    I would have a piece of scrap paper to hand and just note things down as they occur to you, things you do all the time but don't realise they are a quality needed for a job. You deal with paperwork - ie, complete various forms, pay your bills, we all know you are computer literate, you work to timescales with the kids etc etc

    when i was applying my advisor told me to include 'life skills' we gain, esp being parents, for example having to be organised, punctual, attention to details, budgeting, managing in chaotic stituations etc, include any helping out in schools, on commitees etc, they have to take into consideration that you've been out of 'paid' work to raise kids

    good luck

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    fireheaven;5958011

    Exactly - you will have all sorts of organisational skills being a mum … Exactly - you will have all sorts of organisational skills being a mum its just a matter of wording it properly.I would have a piece of scrap paper to hand and just note things down as they occur to you, things you do all the time but don't realise they are a quality needed for a job. You deal with paperwork - ie, complete various forms, pay your bills, we all know you are computer literate, you work to timescales with the kids etc etc



    thank you fire, i have just phoned up for the pack to be posted and will go to the jsa once it arrives (postal strike meaning it may get here to late) and demand that someone there helps me pout a little, makes a mockery of my appointments and all the bull they fill me with, but hey it keeps them in a job

    If theres a postal strike they will probably extend the deadline, can you print the form off from the online section and take that to the jsa instead, then it would only be a matter of copying whatever the adviser tells you into the online form,

    Sassie your inbox is full so i couldnt reply to your pm

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