The job in question is at my level and I do have some previous experience within the industry however I am finding it hard to convey this in my application.
The job is for a local authority and requires that I meet all the relevant criteria which is laid out in the job description. This is all fine and well, normal.
What I'm concerned about is due to the amount of "essential criteria" I need to address, my application seems really long winded. I'm guessing that this is part of the "challenge" and being concise might be part of the selection process. I don't want to cut too much out of my application with a fear that I may shoot myself in the foot by not adding enough information.
In the information to applicants section, it suggests that need to address each element which is what I have done.
• The ability to set and meet work area goals and objectives with broad guidelines and to plan and coordinate activities to provide efficient services. [b]
And then I've added my answer underneath.
The thing is a lot of the criteria seem to be very similar and I could answer the whole lot in a few paragraphs as my experience is only from a few different jobs. By doing this I am worried that I haven't addressed each criteria individually but have put the information into a couple of paragraphs with the assumption that the reader will pick up on the points I'm making.
So have any of you had experience with apply for work like this and is it ok to add bullet points?
Or would I be better off reducing the amount the recruiter has to read and write it all out in a few well structured paragraphs?
I've spoken to the guy recruiting but he wasn't forth coming with help but suggested that I add as much detail as I can without being to long winded. Hence why I am confused about what to do.
Also I really do want this job! So STW your advice is needed!
Cheers in advance