Tips for applying for jobs at your local council

Here are some pointers that describe how to apply, attend an interview, and perhaps land a job.

Read the particulars thoroughly. It will explain how to complete the application form and what they are looking for to be successfully shortlisted. Pay close attention to the person specification because it will be used to compare your application to determine whether you will be invited for an interview.

Use specific instances to prove your suitability for the position. Instead of merely saying, “I work well in a team,” show it.

Do some research on the organisation and its aims. Make sure you are familiar with any regional programmes and jargon relevant to the position you are applying for. You may use this knowledge in your interview and it will undoubtedly be to your advantage.

Take your time when completing your application. This is how the organisation will initially perceive you. It must be orderly and tidy with proper grammar and spelling.