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24/03/2013 at 22:22
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25/03/2013 at 07:23
I would complete the application and a covering letter. Think about the qualities you would need in retail and write a few points about how your experience would suit those qualities. Eg problem solving, difficult customers, sales. Even experience in your day to day life. Also willingness to learn about the jewellery if you don't know about jewellery. Good luck
25/03/2013 at 09:35
I wouldn't bother with the CV as these are often ignored when there is an application form to complete. Application forms are intended to give everyone the same format for putting in the information and, certainly when I've recruited, we've routinely ignored CVs. Anyone who doesn't bother to transfer their career information from a CV to the application form therefore gets rejected at the earliest stage because the information isn't there to see. And having to read a CV as well as an application form slows you down when shortlisting.
Covering letter - keep short and sweet. List the job you are applying for (I've seen applications where people have got this wrong) and highlight the qualities or experience you have that make you suitable for it. As PB says - sales experience, positive attitude, like dealing with the general public. If you've not worked for a while think about any voluntary experience that you can bring in.
25/03/2013 at 09:57
PB - thank you.
Cedar - would you include a covering letter? Or just the application form?
There is a small box on the form asking why you think you would be a good candidate for the Job (I'm so rubbish at making myself sound good!)
So would you use the covering letter to elaborate on what you write there?
25/03/2013 at 10:11
I'd include a covering letter as well but it should really only repeat what is on the application form - don't put things in the covering letter which aren't included on the application form.
The box asking you why you would be a good candidate is your chance to tell them why you want the job and why you are the ideal candidate - from your experience and your personal qualities.
25/03/2013 at 16:18
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25/03/2013 at 20:43
Ooh a spam job - lovely! Dolly I agree about not sending in a CV. I would complete the application with a brief cover letter. Good luck!!
25/03/2013 at 22:14
Thanks Alsit. I'm going to do it and drop it in tomorrow!
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