Top tips for applying to be a TNA
The application forms are a bit lengthy, but unfortunately they need to be. We care for vulnerable and ill patients and safeguarding them as well as our staff is extremely important to us so a full work history, qualifications, DBS and complete application is very important.
How good a match are you?
All employers will be judging how well your application matches the ‘person specification’, particularly the essential criteria for the position you are applying for. The applicants who closely match the person specification will be the ones that are shortlisted for interview. Perhaps think about this when structuring your supporting information and referring to experience.
Give quality examples.
To stand the best chance of being successful, clearly demonstrate that you do have the skills and experience as stipulated within the person specification and provide clear quality examples within the supporting information section. Don’t forget this is your moment to show why you are the right person for the post and how enthusiastic you are.
Never submit the same application form twice.
Always adapt it to show how you meet the person specification of the particular post you are applying for, particularly in your supporting information.
First impressions count, don’t assume you will get an interview.
Quality check your application. Incorrect spelling, badly structured sentences and long answers which don’t make a clear point is not going to result in a quality application. Many of our vacancies receive a lot of applications and the selection process is highly competitive so make your application stand out for all the right reasons.