Social Care Jobs: Application and Interview Guidance and Tips has been created to help you gain employment within the Social Work and Social Care Sector. As ever, if you would like to contact us for further guidance, advice or support, please feel free to get in touch.
When applying for jobs, do you find the application form and potential interview daunting? Or, do you seem to pass the application process with ease but then struggle through the interview process? The below information should help you in your preparation and interview stage. By following these simple strategies will help you in how you approach application forms and interviews.
Personal Specification/Statement and Interview Preparation Strategies.
There are three parts to answering application/interview questions:
Part 1) What is your understanding of the question?
Part 2) Give a case example of how you have demonstrated this in practice?
Part 3) Reflection.
You can achieve all three by following the STAR Approach:
S – Situation: When, where, with whom (contextualise)
T – Task: Describe the situation or task you want to offer as evidence
A – Action: What did you do? What was your contribution? How did you make things happen?
R – Result: What was the result/outcome? (preferably positive) What did you learn?