How to write a successful job application and maximise your chances of getting shortlisted.
The process for submitting a job application varies greatly depending on the job and the employer.
If you’re applying for jobs in the NHS or for larger organisations, you’ll find they will have included a person specification in the job application pack, outlining all the skills, experience and attributes required to do that role. You may be asked to write a "supporting statement," as part of the application, in which you must demonstrate to the employer how you meet the requirements for that job.
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If you have to write a supporting statement as part of your job application, don't forget that as an RCN member you can have this checked by the RCN Careers service to get advice, suggestions and feedback before you submit it. There are two options:
Option 1: Feedback via e-mail
You can e-mail email@example.com with the following:
We will then check your supporting statement and give written feedback via e-mail within 5 working days.
Option 2: Telephone appointment
If you would rather discuss the feedback on your supporting statement over the telephone with a careers adviser, call RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100 to book an appointment.