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Application Forms

Application forms usually combine simple questions, asking for factual information, and more open ended questions with word limits, requiring you to evidence a particular experience, skill or competency.

Research the role you are applying for so you can tailor the information and evidence you provide. Read the instructions and questions carefully, making sure you understand exactly what the employer is looking for. Select powerful and relevant examples from all areas of your experience and consider using the STARR technique for longer competency-based questions.

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