Writing supporting statements for a job application.

Clients frequently  come to me wanting help with their job application forms and they particularly want support with their supporting statement.

Simple steps to help you write your supporting statement.

  • Plan ahead to ensure you complete your application form well before the closing date.
  • Some jobs close early if sufficient applications have been received.
  • Before you begin your application read the advertisement, job description and person specification and other guidelines thoroughly.
  • Check if there is a word count. If so, plan accordingly.
  • Contact the organisation to discuss any questions you may have about the role or the application process.
  • Answer all the questions on the application form and address all the selection criteria with examples from your current or previous work.
  • When describing your responsibilities and/or achievements in your current and past roles, bear in mind the skills the employer is seeking for in the role for which you are applying.
  • You may want to prepare your supporting statement in a word document.
  • Relate your experience to the requirements from the person specification.
  • Demonstrate your interest, passion and enthusiasm for the role.
  • Give relevant examples and think about your past achievements.
  • Ensure there are no spelling or grammatical mistakes.
  • Get a friend or family member to read it and critique it too before you submit it.
  • Keep copies of your applications for future reference.

A recent client said:

"I found Mr Alistair Stirling after receiving some disheartening feedback about a draft application for a job. He worked with me providing feedback and tips on how I could improve it, asking me the right questions and encouraging me to overcome self-limiting beliefs and to showcase my skills, experience and knowledge in the best possible light. Writing job applications is an skill in itself but Alastair is a great career coach. I recommend him 100%."

A London client.

Stirling Careers Consultancy can help you with your job application form, for an initial free telephone consultation, please phone Alistair Stirling on 0790 461 4946 or e-mail  info@stirlingcareersconsultancy.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

Bromley Careers Consultant Alistair Stirling offering careers advice in & around Kent, London

Alistair Stirling is a registered careers adviser with over 20 years’ experience of supporting people back into employment.

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