Improve your chances of being selected for interview by following these tips:
Look carefully at the job description and person specification when completing your application form. Try to address the points in the person specification to show how you meet these requirements in order to maximise the possibility of being invited to interview.
Read instructions carefully
Answer all questions but try to be brief and concise in your answers.
Don’t forget any skills or experience gained outside of paid employment; this may be volunteering for a charity or experience acquired through being part of a local club or group.
Think about the skills, experiences and personal qualities that a role like this will require and think of ways you can demonstrate this.
Have a copy of your CV to hand so you can refer to it for information or check dates
Be careful about using abbreviations - these can be misunderstood
Remember to fill in the Referees section. Remember that one of your referees has to be your current/ most recent line manager. If this is to be your first job out of full time education you should use your tutor/ teacher. Neglecting to complete this section could lead to delays further along in the process.
It’s up to you whether you type the form or handwrite it. If you choose to handwrite your application form you may want to print a few extra copies to practice on (If you are applying through NHS Jobs all application forms must be typed and sent electronically)
Don’t rush, take your time- Have your application proof read before submitting it. Ask a friend or family member to help you by reading over the form.
Ensure that your application form is completed in time to submit before the closing date as the vacancy will be removed from NHS Jobs at midnight on the closing date stated on the job advert.
Once you have submitted your application form on NHS Jobs a copy will be saved for your own records under “My applications”