Interview tips and advice

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If you are considering applying for a job with us, we have a few useful tips for you.

It’s worth taking time to read through them and using what you learn to ensure you make a good impression.

  • The job advert will contain a job pack which comprises of a job description, a person specification, a list of the competencies, an application form and our Equality & Diversity policy statement.
  • Family Mosaic shortlists applicants for interview by matching the details given on the completed application form against the job description and person specification. We will be looking for clear evidence to show whether or not your experience, skills and knowledge match those set out in the job pack. Make sure you set out your skills in full, or you could miss out on being shortlisted. Please note that CVs are not accepted.
  • Presentation is important, so be careful when completing the online application form. Remember that your progress will be saved so you can return later if you are not able to spend as much time as you would like initially. Depending on the level and type of tasks involved in the job you’re applying for, spelling and grammar may be taken into account in the shortlisting process.
  • Section 5 of the online application form is the most important part of the form as far as ‘making your case’ for shortlisting goes. Please use this section to make clear what skills, knowledge and abilities you have, giving examples where possible and linking back to the requirements set out in the person specification. If you’ve not had work experience in the role that you are applying, you should consider whether you have gained any other useful skills or experience in voluntary roles. We value and consider transferable skills.
  • You are advised to draft out your application before completing the form. It would also be a good idea to take a photocopy of your application for reference purposes.
  • Your completed application form must be received by the closing date given.

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