It is important to ensure you give yourself the appropriate time to complete an application form. Find a quiet space and ensure you have all the information required to hand.
Information you will likely need:
- Your education and qualification history – what qualification was it, when did you get the result, and what was the result
- Details of your current roles responsibilities
- Details of your previous role responsibilities (going back at least three years)
- Referee contact details – you should check with your referees that they are happy to provide a reference for you when requested
- The job description and person specification for the role you are applying for
If the form is online, you may want to draft larger sections offline in the first instance to avoid issues of timing out. Ensure you follow all instructions carefully and check how many screens you have to fill in before you can submit your application.
You should always ensure that you:
- Check your form, especially for spelling and grammatical errors.
- Ask someone else to proof read it.
- Check you’ve filled in everything you need to – that all boxes are complete.
- Keep a copy of the completed form, so that you have a record of what you have written.
- Take note of the closing date and submit your application in the appropriate time.