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How do I demonstrate a knowledge of current affairs and politics on an application form?

(9 Posts)
SirChenjin Sun 21-Jul-13 21:39:55

Personal reading, local community voluntary work, following politicians on social media - but what else?!

ElephantsEye Sun 21-Jul-13 21:46:34

What kind of organisation is it, ie - local or regional or national? Your answer should reflect that. Maybe focus on its specific field as well.

Good luck.

StealthPolarBear Sun 21-Jul-13 21:49:20

Dependkng on tbe job I suspect thay is one they will test mainly at interview. Not to say dont memtion it but surely its one that needs discussion

incywincyspideragain Sun 21-Jul-13 21:49:55

I'd say the 'personal reading' should reference specific publications like elephantseye says also focus on the specific field (and nothing you can't answer questions on!)

SirChenjin Sun 21-Jul-13 21:53:57

It's a job with the Govt here, so no specific field which makes it harder to answer on the app form

Wigeon Sun 21-Jul-13 21:57:19

Are you sure that competency is one which is being tested by the application form? I would have thought that they'd usually test that in interview, not on the application form. The application bumf might say which of the competencies they want you to address on the form and which in the interview, if you get one.

SirChenjin Sun 21-Jul-13 22:01:49

Yep - I have the application form in front of me. I completely agree - I think it's an odd question to be asked at this stage.

Wigeon Sun 21-Jul-13 22:11:08

Do you mind saying roughly what the job is / what employer? My career has been working for (central) government and Parliament.

SirChenjin Mon 22-Jul-13 09:04:20

I'd rather not say what the role is - sorry smile. I like to be anonymous on here and because it's quite specialised it could be easy to work out who I was. Employer is Parliament.

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