Am applying for a job as a library shelver at the local Uni. Only qualifications I have are Gcse's, good grades, but are they worth putting down? I also have never had a job before, so have no employment history . Hmm reading this back I'm thinking why bother, I'm not even going to get an interview am I?
You should certainly put them on the form. Does the job ad say what skills and experience they are looking for? They might be looking for someone sensible and careful, not specific qualifications and job history.
The important thing with job applications is to make sure you mention the things which will make them think it's worth interviewing you. So, if they ask about your qualifications you should put them down. There's probably also a piece where you can tell them why you think you'd be good at the job, or else you can add a covering letter where you tell them - look at what sort of things they mention in the job description and think of things you can say about yourself which show you have those qualities.
Yes put them down. If you've not got a lot else absolutely put them down. I don't know what skills you need to be a library shelver, but I would imagine being literate is important, so a set of good GCSEs definitely worthwhile.
I would normally just put the same as you SheSells, but the form has seperate spaces for each qualification and where it was gained etc.
nooka it was 11 years ago that I did my GCSE's, that's why I wasn't sure whether they were still relevant.
It says the applicant needs to be enthusiastic, have good interpersonal skills, the ability to work methodically and accurately, and have a positive approach to customer service. It also says the ability to perform manual handling duties within a defined time frame is essential for this post!