Employers use application forms because CVs are too vague. They hope that forms will force candidates to uniformly answer specific questions and promote particular skills. However, just like CVs, most completed application forms fall well short of the mark. This chapter shows you how to successfully complete application forms and stand out from the crowd. Highlight the most relevant aspects of your studies. For example, if the recruiter asks you to include the individual units that make up your degree, list the most relevant ones first. If you haven achieved the UCAS points or degree level required, dont just send the form off and hope for the best because it will probably be discarded. Contact the organisation, give them a good reason why your grades werent as good as you hoped and ask them to look at your application anyway.
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