Online Applications

Tailor it! 

If you haven’t tailored your application to the employer and the role, it isn’t going to stand out. 

Employers are looking for more than a list of skills, qualifications, and achievements – they want to understand why you want the role and what it means to you. 

Make use of the space 

For each answer, you’ll most likely have a maximum word count.
The employer is giving you this space to demonstrate your knowledge, skills, experience, and motivations – so use it! 

Make the most of the space by expanding on your answers and substantiating your claims. 

The right kind of copy and paste 

Tailoring your application is extremely important, so don’t copy and paste answers from one application to the next. 

It’s a good idea to initially write your answers in a separate computer program as many online application systems won’t pick up spelling and grammatical errors. Then, you can copy and paste your answers into the application form! 

“You might want to use a separate application like Word or Google Docs to carry out spelling and grammar checks” – MBDA 

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