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Old 07 February 2008, 07:57   #1
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Interesting job

Could be of interest to someone - equates to about 17k

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Old 07 February 2008, 15:26   #2
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Has anyone else ever applied for a job with the RNLI?

I applied for a management position in Poole last year, at a reasonable level with a good salary, only to be sent the longest, most off-putting, badly put-together, unprofessional application form I have ever seen. It reminded me of filling in application forms for saturday jobs when I was a kid, so it went in the bin.

If everyone else will accept a CV and covering letter, why do the RNLI expect senior people to tell them what O levels they got 30years ago before they became senior management at So and So PLC. Then give them an inch of space to detail said senior mangement position

Interestingly the only other company that sent me something worse was Premier marinas, who manged to photocopy their application sheet so badly a large triangle of the text was missing on each page.


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Old 08 February 2008, 13:34   #3
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In my experience (couple of years ago now, in the engineering field, larger national / multinational companies) I'd say about 50% of employers expect you to fill out their application form rather than supply a CV.

I can't say I thought the RNLI application form particularly onerous. You get a whole A4 page to describe why you are the person for the job, which should be enough room to detail any aspects of your current job that you feel relevant.


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Old 08 February 2008, 14:59   #4
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Yep I have... got the job too!

Hardest part was the 'describe yourself and why you should have the job bit'... left it until the last minute and then did it after a rather large quantity of rum!

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