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Candidate Resources

When you find a job you’d like to apply for, don’t start filling in the application form straight away. Take some time to prepare, as this will make the task much easier.

Gather together all the information that you’ll need, including details of your academic achievements, employment history and contact information for your referees.

You’ll make a great first impression if you do your research – find out the aims of the company you’re applying for, the sector they operate in and who their main competitors are. Browsing their social media channels is a good place to start.

Study the job description so that you can refer back to the specific skills and qualities that the employer is looking for as you complete the form.

Finally, read the instructions carefully to ensure that you complete the correct sections of the form and know when the deadline is.