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to think that most application forms are designed for people who have had a regular career since leaving school

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Orlantina Tue 25-Apr-17 09:08:48

And not designed for people who are self employed, who have a variety of jobs at the same time, who have had temporary work here and there , who are part of the gig economy and who basically don't fit into the mould of people who have had 1 job, then another one a few years later etc.

Rant over.

Back to the form.

UppityHumpty Tue 25-Apr-17 09:13:12

I think it's the opposite really. People who are experienced - well their CVs speak for themselves. Application forms are designed to make inexperienced candidates look better.

Orlantina Tue 25-Apr-17 09:15:22

People who are experienced - well their CVs speak for themselves

The thing is - the job I am applying for requires an application form. It's a form that asks in chronological order your jobs since school. That's a lot of jobs.

froofroomcgoo Tue 25-Apr-17 09:18:03

I only put down relevant job history.

UppityHumpty Tue 25-Apr-17 09:26:07

What industry is this and what level of job? A chronological application form suggests an entry level position you might be over-qualified for?

Sparklingbrook Tue 25-Apr-17 09:27:52

I worked for the same company for 22 years after I left school. That could be seen as a lack of ambition or dedication I guess.

MrsBobDylan Tue 25-Apr-17 09:27:54

Yanbu, but editing is your friend here. You can elongate some jobs and leave others out altogether.

Bastard job application forms can be torture so have an early wine from me.

Orlantina Tue 25-Apr-17 09:29:16

A chronological application form suggests an entry level position you might be over-qualified for

No - it's a public sector job - and many of them - especially in education - require such a form - and don't accept CVs.

UppityHumpty Tue 25-Apr-17 09:31:47

So glad I'm not in the public sector lol.

Try this link. Might help

www.theguardian.com/careers/careers-blog/public-to-private-sector-perfection-job-applications

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