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The majority of employers now use online application forms, rather than, or in addition to, a CV and cover letter.
Always refer back to the job description, and relate your answers to the role, and organisation, you are applying for.
These questions look for evidence a particular skill or competency, for example:
Competency-based selection methods are based on the assumption that past behaviour is the best predictor for future behaviour. It's not enough to just say what you can offer; you need to do this by giving evidence. Selectors are less interested in what you've done than how you've done it.
The best way to prepare for a competency based question is to
You can use the S.T.A.R Approach to answer these questions:
When answering these types of questions:
Sometimes, an application form has an “any other information” section. What you put here is entirely up to you. You could use it to cover anything you have not included in previous sections, to expand on your skills and experience, or your interest in the company, or to give more detail about your degree, such as projects or dissertations. Use this space - don't waste an opportunity to make a good impression!