https://civilservicelocal.blog.gov.uk/2017/12/13/applying-for-a-job/

Applying for a job

Are you struggling to complete job applications?

Or perhaps you haven't had to complete one for a while and would welcome some guidance.

If so you may be interested in a presentation on Applying for a job to be given by Gareth Mays, MOD Main Building Whitehall, on Thursday 11 January 2018, 10.15am until 12.30pm.

The session is a general run through on:

  • The principles of writing a CV, creating a well laid out CV with appropriate content
  • The principles of writing an internal job application, structuring and completing a successful supporting statement using the STAR structure to compile your core competence examples
  • Ways of preparing for interview, including typical interview questions, techniques, tips and hints

This session is open to all departments. You will need to seek approval from your line manager to attend and any travel and subsistence costs must be met by your department. This is a learning event and can count towards your 5 a year learning and development days.

If you are interested in attending please contact gareth.mays752@mod.gov.uk mentioning CS Local.

12 comments

  1. Comment by Vicky posted on

    This is a great oppertunity, it would be good to see this replicated accross the UK so it is easier to access.

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      Comment by Chris posted on

      I agree with Vicky. It is increasingly difficult to get the time to get to London for this sort of thing.

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  2. Comment by Nichola posted on

    I would find this really helpful, especially to build confidence. Would you beholding this training in the South West Region any time soon?

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  3. Comment by Angela D posted on

    When organising a session in regions, would it be possible to consider Swansea/Cardiff as a location? Being based in West Wales to attend a 2 hour session further afield eg Bristol would be difficult to obtain justification to attend

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  4. Comment by Emily Birkett posted on

    Hello - fantastic idea for training! Have you considered making this available online or via Skype/telecon?

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      Comment by Susan Coles posted on

      Good suggestion Emily. We haven't considered it for the workshops yet but we do offer telephone slots for our competency surgeries which provide one to one feedback on a competency example you have written.

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  5. Comment by Michelle posted on

    I agree with above comments; this would be useful for many colleagues across the country so it would be helpful if it could be replicated at a number of locations. However,I was also wondering if this type of session could be held using one of the many IT/media types so that people can access it from any location. Also would you be making handouts and notes available via a link if the media channels are not an option.

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      Comment by Susan Coles posted on

      Thank you for your comments Michelle. These sessions are interactive and involve some group activity so not sure if they lend themselves to an IT solution but it is something we will explore. All the information given out is available on CS Learning.

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  6. Comment by Dawn Elliott posted on

    I agree with the comments made, most of us would find it very difficult to get the permission to travel to London to attend this. I am in the Liverpool region and would appreciate this being held in the North West area. If venues are a problem are reserve centres are very accommodating I would certainly ask my LM to host this valuable session at our location. If not can you not make it a webinar so we can link in to the session?

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  7. Comment by Dawn Grimwood posted on

    Are there any other dates in London?

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      Comment by Susan Coles posted on

      Dates aren't confirmed yet but there are plans to run more throughout the year.

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