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Here are some hints and tips to always remember when applying for any job:
This should include all the following information:
- Contact Details – Name, Email and Telephone Number
- Previous Work Experience:
- Where have you previously worked?
- What did you do there?
- Do you have any achievements you are particularly proud of?
- Qualifications – Both formal and informal (should they be relevant to the role)
- Your CV should have enough information to give a full idea of what you have done and what you are capable of, but be concise and to the point.
- Watch language - it should be formal and not slang
- Spelling and Grammar – triple check your document, get someone else to proof read it – check there are no spelling or grammar errors.
Your Cover Letter
We really want to understand why you think you would be good for the role, why your experience is relevant, and most importantly, why you think Brethertons would be the right firm for you to build or continue your career in. The best way you can show this is by including a cover letter with your application. Again, check language, and your spelling and grammar in advance of submitting your application.
Brethertons aim to review CVs in a timely manner, and aim to get back to you as soon as possible – whether you have been successful in gaining an interview or not.
The aim of an interview at Brethertons is to get an understanding of who you are, what you have been doing, and what you want to be doing. We want to know what interests you and drives you to be successful. We especially want to know why you want to work at Brethertons.
Here are some hints and tips if you feel uneasy about the prospect of an interview:
- Do your research – prepare yourself before your interview – know why you want the role, and why you want to be at Brethertons
- At Brethertons, we use a lot of competency based questions - asking for examples, to assess your suitability for a role. A good technique to remember when answering these is the S-T-A-R technique:
- Situation – what was the situation you were in?
- Task – what was the task you were doing – was there a specific aim?
- Action – What did you do?
- Results – What was the final result of your actions?
(The Open University provides further information: http://www2.open.ac.uk/students/careers/applying-for-jobs/pdp-star-technique)
Should you have any questions or think you may require any adjustments to be made, please advise Lucy Brown prior to your interview.