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Making a Successful Application

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Paul Franey

on 29 March 2016

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Transcript of Making a Successful Application

Your Successful Job Application
1st Impressions
Play by the Rules
Picking your Examples
Picking Your Examples
Pre-Interview
Prep
Competency Based Interviewing
The Concept

CB V's Unstructured
Competency Based Interviewing

CB Application
Interview
Plan
OSU
Mobiles Phones
Pre-Interview
Short Listing
Form Leads Interview
Tidy-Spelling-Formatting
Re -use in future
Read Everything
Highlighted rules/dates
Job Description
Talk to people in the job
Talk to managers
You need to show you're
the job!
Read Competency Description
Read Competency Indicators

The Interview
Addresses the Competency
Addresses the Indicators
2nd Example for Interview
Swap around if necessary

Practice - 4 Minute Sales Pitch
Record Yourself
Ask your Supervisor/manager
Plan attendance & Be early
Read instructions
Bring form - Crutch

Relax
Let them finish Questions
Bring answers back to Competency
Think in the role
Eye contact

Flat Organisation - Slow
No job? Start Planning
2 Year Plan


Think Long Term
Think Long Term
ID the job you want?
Examine the JD - All parts
Talk to people doing the job
Talk to managers
Talk to own managers


Think Long Term
Competencies
Role
Qualifications/Experience
See yourself in the job
Use where you are to your
best advantage!


Context - 2/3 Sentences
Action - 5/7 (indicators)
Result - 2/3
1 Example & use once
200 - 380 words
Start bigger and trim down
Bullet/Structure
Possible Competency Structure
I organised - I planned
- I directed
Supervision
Passion
Put yourself in role
Sell
Yourself
Your words - Comfortable
Be authentic
To the point
Concrete V's Theory

Language
Concrete: I made the decision to arrest the woman having assessed her behaviour, body language and threats of self-harm. I weighed up the requirements of the situation quickly, drawing on my experience dealing with persons with acute mental health difficulties.

Theoretical: I always make decisions in a timely fashion based on an analysis of the factors effecting a situation and assessing all information properly.
Intro
As much relevant Info
as possible
To the point
NB Short listing

Qualifications/ Experience
Spelling & Grammar
Ask for help
Multiple Checking
Check copies going to HR

Quality
Control
Planning
Your Examples
Drafting
The Interview
Next steps
Analyse the
Job
Further Reading
Garda Review
'Promote Yourself '
http://www.gardareview.ie/index.php/promote-yourself/


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See Job Description competency outline
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End Goal
Promotion
Appointment as Detective
Scholarship to John J University NY

We can effectively
work towards
End Goals but we do not necessarily have full control over the end result.


Performance Goals
Successfully completing a project to use as a competency example
Completing a training/educational course
Building relationships with key people

We
can
exercise control over the outcome of performance goals. These
can
lead us to achieve our end goals.



See end of Application form for longer competency description and indicators
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