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Why Do Employers Request an Application Form Instead of a Resume?
I don’t think I have ever come across anyone who enjoys filling out a job application form – I’m not a fan, myself! Unfortunately, more and more employers are using these as part as their recruitment process as an alternative to CVs and resumes, so it’s important that you fill them out correctly.
Employers tend to favour application forms over CVs or resumes as they create uniformity, so that each applicant completes the same information requests. Many employers use the opportunity to ask questions on the form, which they use as a guide to the competency of each candidate in relation to the role. More on this later.
Each box and request for information should be fully completed, however, I would question whether you should fill in personal details, such as your age and other personal information that could potentially be used to discriminate against you…but, hey, that’s another hub!
Here are my top ten tips to complete a job application form so that you maximise your chances of securing a job interview.
1. Take Your Time
Take your time when filling out a job application. This is no time to rush. It is much better to send in one great quality application form rather than fire out lots of messy or incomplete ones. Quality over quantity is the key to your success. You only need one great application that will get you the one interview and ultimately a job offer.
Read through the form first, so that you know all the details that are required and read the small print. If it is a request that you write in black ink, then write in black ink! If you write with a blue pen, your application may be rejected and you will have wasted your time.
If you are hand writing the application form, then ensure you take your time over it, so that your handwriting is neat, tidy and legible.
2. Write in Block Capitals
Write in block capital letters unless otherwise stated. It will be much easier for the hiring manager to read. Sometimes the boxes on application forms are really small, so capital letters will make it easier for you to squeeze your text in.
3. Use Your CV or Resume
Don't try to reinvent the wheel. Use the information that you already have on your CV or resume and transfer it across to the application form. If you are using an online version, you should be able to copy and paste the information. If you are hand writing it, just copy the relevant information.
4. Answering Questions
If there are any specific question on the application form, make sure you take your time and really think about your answers. You’ll be surprised how many candidates don’t. Keep your answers succinct and to the point.
Application forms often include hypothetical questions, for example, "What would you do if a customer complained?" to establish how you would react in certain situations that you may or may not have dealt with in the past.
The may also include competency based questions to determine how able you are to do the new job based on your past experiences. There questions usually start with "Tell me about a time when..." or "Give me an example of..." For competency based questions, it is important that your answers include real life scenarios where you can give a good quality description of a past experience in the work place.
If you are asked a question on the application form that you have had no prior experience, then say so. Don't just leave it blank. A trick is to include an example of what you would do if you were to encounter that particular situation.
5. Work History Details
Work History should only go back 10 years maximum unless otherwise stated. Any further back than 10 years is unlikely to be relevant to today's job market. It's much better to focus on your most recent positions that can show the new employer that you have transferable skills. That will make you more valuable to them compared to someone who has a lengthy career history.
It’s OK to use a separate piece of paper if you need more space rather than trying to squeeze in illegible text. Always think about the reader. If he or she is struggling to read your application form, they may reject it and move onto the next person.
6. Reasons for Leaving
If there is a section asking for your reasons for leaving your previous roles, keep your answers brief ie. Career progression, end of contract, contract ended (if you were fired!), relocation and so on. Avoid being ambiguous by stating personal reasons or private as it may look like you have something to hide.
There's no need to go into great detail here. One or two words will suffice. Wait until you are sitting in front of the interviewer before you give a full description; or confessional!
Salary requirements may be asked for. In this instance, make sure that you have researched the role and know the average salary range of similar positions. Realistically state a range that you require that won’t price you out of the market or undersell your skills.
You may be asked for your prior salaries. If this is the case, don't just list the monetary figure of Platinum Play Reviews . Make sure you include the whole compensation package and its worth. For example, include company car, mobile phone, health insurance and any other perk of the job. If you don't include these, you may receive a lower offer if you are successful in landing the role.
8. Additional Information
Ensure you complete the boxes that ask for additional information or general comments. Use the opportunity to market your skills and experience. You can put your personal profile in these sections and it is fine to use an additional sheet of paper if you have more to say, but make sure you don't waffle.
You are the product here, so sell yourself accordingly by using the job description to seek out the main qualities and experience the employer is looking for and state how you meet this criteria in the comments box.
Remember that when sending an application form, the employer won't have the opportunity to view your CV or resume, so make sure you have included all the details on the form in some way, shape or form.
9. Proof Read
Proof read your application form over and over again as though your life depends on it. Ask a friend to help. A fresh pair of eyes may pick up mistakes you have missed.
10. Ask For Help
It may be a good idea to ask someone to help you fill out the application form, particularly if you find some of the questions or requirements a bit tricky. Do you have any friends or family who are managers?
If anything on the application form is confusing you, call the company and ask for clarification. They won't think any less of you - quite the opposite, in fact. They are more likely to be delighted that you have shown your initiative and are serious about your application.
You can also ask a professional CV and resume writer to complete the form on your behalf. People like me!
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400+ years of social & economic disparity, white supremacy has dazed Black folks psych and focus. Now, ineffective struggles for ‘change’ have transformed Black demands into a monster, with an eye on ‘replacing’ White hegemony (with our own brand of oppression) as a solution to Black disparity. Power does, indeed, corrupt!
Instead of continuing a united fight for control over Black lives as a whole, we struggle for equality, equal opportunity to oppress; alongside White folks.
In Libya, Blacks have reverted back to the slave trade (selling their own people), some Europeans and other countries are buying them.
“Oh, but they are animals. That could never happen in America, not again.” It’s what White folks say too! Really?
Education Secretary, Betsy Devos, policies furthering aspects of the ‘hidden curriculum’ in schools is already preparing Black children towards a (forced) labor market permanent policy. Many Black parents, Black education leaders support these efforts (they’ve been duped into believing is good) will benefit the Black community at large.
And that’s just one of the many first hints, a revelation of the larger and more complex struggles to come!
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I successfully published a poetry book, i entitled, Poetry or More. Now, the original plan I used is to place three year in one book, text side audio. Unfortunately, a 100MB or 100,000KB limit exist on ebooks that can be loaded <that is fair cause that equate to a huge amount from raw text>. Thus, I made four version, one is only text that include all the years. The other three are partials: 2015-2016, 2017 January to June, or 2017 July to December.
The text only includes all the poem stories, poem of the months or seasons. I placed the links to each Poetry or More variant below, and if you want an excerpt I kept the December solstice 2017/December 2017/December Poem Story 2017/July Aphelion 2017 poem blog entries. All is linked below. Enjoy.
Poetry or More 2015-2017 text only
Poetry or More 2015-2016 audio or text
Poetry or more 2017 January to June audio or text
Poetry or more 2017 July to December audio or text
December Poem Story 2017
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Many who are dazzled by the media and may have missed the plot.
We must remember, we're a civilization rooted in story-telling.
We share information filled with iconic imagery, symbolism, and sounds.
Celebrities are no different.
They use the media to tell stories that voice their platform position or opposition.
Case-in-point, On December 5, 2017 "Beyoncé surprised free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated‘s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award."
Here's the backstory for those who missed it.
Beyoncé became Enemy #1 when she performed "Formation" during the 2016 Super Bowl.
SUPER BOWL 50. It was the only time the NFL ditched the Roman numerals.
Like a Trojan Horse, Beyoncé and her Black Panther styled-warriors marched out on their field. She resurrected Malcolm X and gave corporate America the finger.
Without those who sound off every time a celebrity offends their sensibilities, we'd miss the story unfold.
White folks screamed bloody murder and cops threatened not to provide security for her upcoming concerts.
Now, 45 and white America are butthurt because Kaepernick took a knee 7-months after Bey danced into Formation.
For a protest to be effective, you got to surprise them on their battlefield.
Awarding the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award to Kaepernick is nearing the apex of consciousness raising.
If this were a monomyth, also known as the Hero's Journey; it would be where the Hero gets the gift from the Goddess right before he returns from his journey.
Together, whether it was planned or not, they used their platform to bring attention to police brutality and state-sanctioned murders.
Beyoncé and Kaepernick didn't level a gun. They waged protest in an arena the military used to raise support.
Raise. Support. For. War.
Maybe like me, you weren't aware of how the National Anthem and the NFL wedded at the conclusion of World War II. The Washington Post shared that part of the story in September.
Up until 2015, the Department of Defense contracted with the NFL using millions of taxpayer money.
I never had a problem with military pageantry.
I do have a problem with hypocrisy.
Neither Beyonce or Colin Kaepernick used taxpayers money to advance the cause of bringing attention to police brutality.
They told a story through their actions.
Proving once again; a storyteller's wheelhouse is winning hearts and minds.
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Best Dissertation Writing Services Write about Many Forms of Intelligence
Intelligence is an important factor in making our way in the world. What we know and how we use our knowlege is part of our intelligence. It is usually termed as academic and verbal intelligence.
Often we think how smart we are is only dependent on our ability to do math or science, how we write and speak, how creative we are. I believe even humor is a form of intelligence because things are funny when we are able to look at something in more than one way. Intelligence can also be correlated to how quickly we acquire skills, and there are many other ways we learn and understand our environment.
In the world of psychology, intelligence is viewed more as a concept, it is not a concrete thing, for intelligence is abstract.
There are many forms of intelligence, one that is often not considered as much, is our emotional intelligence or EQ. The ability to acquire the skills that help us understand emotions of ourselves and others, to be able to empathize with another person, and to be able to relate and negotiate with other people is part of our emotional intelligence.
The skills that enable us to inter-relate with people, to react appropriately, and to read the signals that someone else gives off, is largely connected to an individual’s ability to succeed socially, professionally, and in love.
Emotional Intelligence and Personality
Emotional intelligence is part of our personality, and our personality in directly connected to our emotional intelligence. With our ability to understand emotion, we can learn more about our own thoughts, and influence the actions we choose to take. Emotional intelligence involves the perception, understanding, management, utilization, and expression of emotions.
When we look at emotional intelligence, it is important to consider that there are gender differences in the way men and women react to emotions, and therefore emotional intelligence can not be a generalized term for everyone.
Emotional Intelligence can be categorized:
· self awareness
· self regulation
· social skills
How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence
Self Awareness - knowing your own true feelings and the ability to manage them will help your ability to see how you react, and to realize how these reactions affect others. Being aware of your own self confidence will help you value who you are, how much you trust yourself, and your own capabilities. The higher your self confidence, the greater self worth, the more you believe in yourself, and the more you capable you become, all leading to a higher self esteem.
Self Regulation - we often can’t prepare our emotions throughout the day. When we experience emotion, it is largely spontaneous. We can’t control when this will happen to us, but we can sometimes regulate how long our emotions lasts, and the sometimes the intensity of it. The ability to alleviate the negative reaction we have from feeling angry, anxious, or sad can start with rethinking about a situation in a different way. Sometimes by taking a long walk, through meditation, or by spending some time in prayer. By doing this we can gain self control, integrity, self responsiblity, flexibility, and innovation. Self regulation is an important aspect in emotional intelligence. When we learn to manage impulses that can be disruptive, when we maintain higher standards of honesty and trustworthiness, when we are conscientous and adaptable, and when we come up with new ideas we can help guide ourselves through emotional impulses, which will lead to better results.
Motivation - helps us achieve and aim towards a clear target with a purposeful and positive attitude. Learning to think in a more positive light will yield more positive results. Negative thoughts pop into everyone’s minds, but learning to reframe them can keep you be more motivated and help you develop a can do attitude that will get you over the inevitable obstacles that pop up. People who are motivated have a stronger drive to accomplish. They want to achieve and have high standards of excellence. Being motivated involves committment, and often teamwork so that everyone sees the same picture. Motivated people act when the opportunity arrives and look for opportunities. And when you are motivated you are optimistic about your beliefs, about what you want, and what you will and can do. With this optimism comes persistence, so that no matter what interference you encounter, or what setbacks get in your way, you will continue to go forward.
Empathy - the ability to recognize and meet the needs of someone else enables you to understand how that other person may feel. It is part of relating to another and greatly helps enhance relationships. People who are empathetic are very good at sensing what other people need beyond the feelings.
Social Skills- are a part of the interpersonal skills a person needs to attain success in your life and your career. Having people skills is very important in negotiating with people, in meeting new people to further your contacts, and to be able to be persuasive. The ability to communicate so that the ideas you express get conveyed properly is integral in good social skills. In addition to sending clear messages, having the ability to inspire and guide will help with your leadership skills. When you have good social skills, you can bring about change and resolve disagreements, which help in conflict management. The ability to understand and negotiate is important in dealing with the many different personalities you will encounter. It is equally important to build bonds and nuture relationships to foster cooperation and collaboration so that the things you are looking to achieve can be accomplished.
The Importance of Emotional Intelligence
Genetics may be a factor of intelligence, but emotional intelligence can be improved. We all have different temperaments and personalities. We all have different ways we approach things, but everyone can take these qualities and enhance them.
This is especially apparent as we raise our children. A child who is naturally shy, might be encouraged to meet new people or experience new things so they get out of their ‘shell’. Challenging children against the norm of their personality can encourage them to take on new situations. By learning to master new things, they may be less afraid and turn out less shy as they get older.
As an adult, people who are more worrisome and fearful, have a more negative self image, or harbor anger, may blame others for their plight in life and not achieve greater emotional intelligence. The use of our emotional intelligence will always help us feel more satisfaction and fulfillment in the things we do.
The ability to have social intelligence, to be able to understand people and to relate to them and have them relate to us, is an effective and useful tool for us to learn more about. How we express our emotions affects how people react to us. If we overreact, others will overreact to us. If we are sensitive to the emotional state of another, we can change the emotional climate of those who are around us.
Being in tune with someone else and the better we are able to read someone else’s expressions of emotions benefits us all. Some emotions are subtle, some are obvious. The ability to manage and regulate our own emotions is a vital aspect of emotional intelligence relating to interpersonal relationship and for those who lead and those who follow.
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I had to give this post a moment of silence. I really thought this case would be a slam dunk. The gun was on Castile's hip, a 4yr old child was in the back seat, the mother in the drivers seat. What was the terror in that? This man is Stupid and Free to gloat to everyone he encounters just like Zimmerman about how he killed a black man and got away with it. Just a few Days a go I ironically compared this to King because that was the 1st time we got to see first hand what was going on behind those who are suppose to protect and serve. I was too young and naive then to understand the magnitude of what that meant. As an adult, sadly I know all too well. The tactics the nonsense games law enforcement plays in order to incarcerate our loved ones for B.S. charges.
I can imagine what the family feels like, my heart goes out to them and all those who are involved in the movement. Hopefully it's not violent. It's absolutely necessary that we get our voices heard. Even if it's one Blog at a time. One march at a time. Cop or no cop, if you do wrong you should be held accountable. I feel that if these police were held responsible it would a total destruction of what law enforcement means, is. So the justice system lets them off, another innocent man dies. A couple cities Riot, act a Fool then another Black man dies. Another person of color brutalized. Life continues to go on. Keeping the discussion open keeps it real, purposeful. Just like the media shoves celeb gossip, BS politics down our throats to the point it changes our own behavior. Lets discuss topics that matter. Maybe if we bring it up enough it might make a difference. Castile will always be the inspiration to my Blog. Holding positive memories is what keeps hope and Faith alive. Isn't that why we get up everyday? maybe something good will happen.... until next time
Shocked and Beyond hurt
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My new book, The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History, is now available for advance purchase on Amazon. After 10 long years, it will see the light of day this fall. A big thank you to all who made this possible. From time to time, I will share excerpts on this blog with particular attention as to why memory of this period matters.
The book is about the largest slave auction in US history which took place in Savannah, Georgia in 1859. In the book, I analyze the operation of the auction and trace the lives of slaves before, during, and after their sale. The personal papers of the Butlers, accounts from journalists that witnessed the auction, genealogical records, and oral histories help bring the auction to life. Demonstrating the resilience of African American families, the book also includes interviews from the living descendants of slaves sold on the auction block, showing how the memories of slavery have shaped their lives today.
Here’s an excerpt from the beginning of the book:
On March 2 and 3, 1859, Pierce Butler of the Butler Plantation estates in the Georgia Sea Islands sold 436 men, women and children, including thirty babies to buyers and speculators from New York to Louisiana. It was the largest recorded slave auction in US History. The sale had been advertised for weeks in newspapers and magazines all across the country. The Savannah Tenbroeck Racetrack was the venue, three miles shy of the city. Eager potential buyers filled every hotel in Savannah. The two-day auction netted for the highly indebted Butler $303, 850, a phenomenal sum. On the eve of the Civil War, this unprecedented sale was noteworthy not only for its size but because of the fact that Butler plantation slaves had generally not been sold on the open market. These men and women had settled lives on Butler’s estates. Their lives as slaves were difficult and burdensome to be sure, but together they had formed a community with its own norms, values and customs – some of which were informed by their African heritage. Now they were displaced from their “home,” and separated from their families. It is for this reason the slaves called this auction, “The Weeping time.”
In 1859, these men, women and children were sold, and a new chapter of their families’ stories began. Immediately upon Emancipation in 1863, some of these newly freed slaves set out on foot flocking to plantations all over the south searching earnestly for their loved ones. The only mementos they likely had were memories of their last meeting – on the auction block. They pursued every avenue in search of those whom they had lost. In some very special cases, they found each other. Others remained in the communities of their masters, bought property, worked the land and built new lives for themselves.
This is their story.
Anne C. Bailey
Pre-purchase on AMAZON here: The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
personal website: https://www.annecbailey.net
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Chant of the week is inspired from Footballcrazy from beinsport and is to Nadia Nadim, you can find her chant on Round 3 from my thoughts. Linked in the ebook you are listening to or the post in social media you are accessing
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Definitely not American. Our society has a long way for this "unthinkality." Just imagine, "500 Americans have so far been killed in Chicago this year..." It's almost laughable. It’s unimaginable, grouping us all together in this fashion. But shouldn’t we be? American is simply, White American. Let’s face it, it is. But I do have hope, I never imagined having a Black President....
African-American. To me it's like the new "negro." Non-threatening, soft, 'light in the ass.' This term diminishes the strength of Black people and I believe the media uses it specifically for that purpose. There are many Blacks in America without African ties (that’s not taking into account we’re ALL from Africa, but that’s a whole 'mother' story) so the African part just refers to ‘having Black skin.’ And also, African-American has no cultural value. Unlike Italian-American, Asian-American, Native American, Blacks have no heritage or motherland to connect to to display pride and unification throughout the world. Blacks, in general, are the newest breed of humans on the planet.
The term Black has historically been condemned. The rhetoric of blackballed, blacklisted, blackmail, black lie, black prince, black heart, etc. as negativity, evokes a scornful look, or frown, upon anyone that uses any term that involves the word ‘Black.’ So think about it, in the english language, adjectives precede nouns so any use of the word Black before the noun, has already produced a negative effect. Black man, Black woman, Black child, etc. The same thing. Not all cultures and languages utilize this method. But here in America, it’s taught. And that teaching has instilled a lasting negativity that has been embedded in our cultural DNA.
Black for me. Why?
Out of the huts of history's shame
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
Maya Angelou, "Still I Rise."
What say you?
Kayla and Bryan are trying to find a happy medium in their relationship, but the drama continues to unfold. They are planning for the wedding of their dreams, however, both parties have past issues that may cause them to plan for a funeral instead.
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I heard somewhere one in five people knows a celebrity before they hit it big. So today, while driving, I got to thinking about what would happen if I actually became a celebrity. My hands tingled and I filled with a curious kind of joy thinking about certain peoples reaction. Specifically, my old co-workers who in my humble opinion, were already haters, and my former bitch-ass boss. My grin was a mile wide as I imagined myself on the previews of primetime television walking out to the talk shows that would be airing later in the week and even better, them in the theater gathering their belongings when my name rolls up in the credits for having written a movie. #Bowdownbitches But, I was enjoying this fantasy alone. As Erykah Badu says, “the studio audience in my head" was not with me on this one. It was just me, in my car gawking stupidly at a stupid self-made fantasy. You see, the little voice in my head said, when someone does something to you, as foul as it may be, they do it and MOVE ON. You, the proposed victim are in fact elevating them to celebrity status when you constantly feed them with your energy. AIN’T NOBODY WORRIED BOUT YOU!!! Wasn’t that made clear by their actions?
Damn it self! Sigh. I get it. Write that movie, that play, that book, that blog, because that’s what you want to do, not for the reaction! Do what you want because you want to, not because of what you think people will do in response. You were moved so that you could realize your star power, your magic, harness it, perfect it, grow in it, for you. It takes elbow grease to get something to shine, stop looking to see your reflection in other peoples tables and put that elbow grease to you own.
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Based on the actions Darren Wilson said Michael Brown took, Michael Brown committed suicide by cop. If Wilson's story is truthful, why did Michael Brown commit suicide by cop? Was Michael Brown suicidal? Did Michael Brown have a history of mental illness? Was Michael Brown suffering from depression?
I ask these questions because they would explain Brown's actions on that tragic day. I just can't imagine a young black man attacking a cop, attempting to disarm him, telling the cop that he's too vagina (my word) to shoot him, and then charging toward the cop after already being shot by the cop. These actions are not actions of a sane person. Was Brown insane? These actions sound like the actions of a person who is suicidal. Was Brown suicidal? These actions sound like the actions of a person that just committed a serious crime. What serious crime did Brown commit?
These actions sound like the actions of a person on hard narcotics. What narcotics did Brown have in his system?
Brown's actions, according to Wilson, were completely irrational and violent. Some people would like to point to the store robbery as proof that Brown was acting irrationally and violently that day. But when we observe the tape, we see Brown restraining himself from pummeling the clerk: the clerk attempted to stop Brown from leaving the store, on the clerk's second attempt, Brown walked toward the clerk in an intimidating manner and then exited the store. Indeed, Brown was acting irrationally, but clearly he wasn't acting extremely violent. According to WIlson, Brown's actions were contrary to what we see on the store's surveillance tape. According to Wilson, why did Brown's actions go from irrational to completely irrational, violent, and suicidal? Did Brown have a history of violence? These are questions that could have been asked in a trial.
What are your thoughts?
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The Master's Legacy. A slave Novel and civil war novel. Are people still interested in reading of the antebellum days in Georgia? How does one educated slaves against Georgian laws? I started the research. I had to ask the following questions as I began. Did the Georgian planters free their slaves? What if one of their sons/kin intermarried into the slave race unknowingly? What if fate or destiny led one to help the slaves despite their social convictions to society? Can you write a slave novel using some realistic characters and facts and then use fictional characters as well? how do you make such a story flow? My first attempt at writing a historical fiction will be a challenge.
Peace, what is it? Peace, where is it?
Found sitting on the corner block of yesterday's memories. Ocean water rapid moves of thoughts that say much of nothing. The sun can only shine when the sky is blue, really? So it goes to say that underneath the stones of faces marked with dispare, marked with the etchings of time lost. Peace, found it in the middle of the rain soaked filters of urban bliss. Inside that passion is the peace twisted with north winds blowing south. Stretching upward, reaching open and as wide as the horizons. There is peace, there is oh yes peace, inside you.
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