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Waaahey! After applying for 60+ jobs since my redundancy at the end of last year, I got a phone call today offering me the job I video interviewed for only yesterday. I'll be working days (in my old place I worked from 10pm to 7am five nights a week for almost a full fucking decade), it's Mon-Fri so no weekends, bank holidays off and all for more money. Over the moon.

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20 hours ago, Wretch said:

Waaahey! After applying for 60+ jobs since my redundancy at the end of last year, I got a phone call today offering me the job I video interviewed for only yesterday. I'll be working days (in my old place I worked from 10pm to 7am five nights a week for almost a full fucking decade), it's Mon-Fri so no weekends, bank holidays off and all for more money. Over the moon.

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Has anyone here ever completed a supporting statement for a role? Apparently this is not a cover letter, I initially thought they were one and the same. It's for a permanent council role that I currently do on a temp basis. I'm just completely stumped on how I should lay this out/what specifically I should be writing. Any help is appreciated!

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12 hours ago, alex1 said:

Has anyone here ever completed a supporting statement for a role? Apparently this is not a cover letter, I initially thought they were one and the same. It's for a permanent council role that I currently do on a temp basis. I'm just completely stumped on how I should lay this out/what specifically I should be writing. Any help is appreciated!

Employers asking for this crap annoys me. Google 'personal statement', UCAS asks for something like this when students apply to Uni, so there is some good guides for pulling one together

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13 hours ago, alex1 said:

Has anyone here ever completed a supporting statement for a role? Apparently this is not a cover letter, I initially thought they were one and the same. It's for a permanent council role that I currently do on a temp basis. I'm just completely stumped on how I should lay this out/what specifically I should be writing. Any help is appreciated!

Essentially a bollocks term, but you've been asked to do it so you have to play ball, and having worked in the public sector, this is a classic Council ask.

Highlight examples that you have of achievements in your current role which demonstrate why you'd be good for the job. Remember to be role specific.

Personal statement or covering letter example: "I am shit hot at Excel"

Supporting statement: "My knowledge of Excel meant that whilst in position, I have created a spreadsheet of who had the best tache in wrestling, which meant that xy and z was delivered, increasing" etc

Big yourself up to the max, even if you think it's a trivial thing you've done in the role, highlight it. Show them you're the best for the role. Best of luck.

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