/ Help! that question on an application form....
Why are you interested in applying for this post?
What do I put? I never know what to put here and it has to be sent back before tuesday!
i would have thought something about a love of birds might be heading in the right direction??
Why *are* you interested in applying? In this bit I'd talk about why the job interested me, and how my skills and experience would be relevant. I treat this as the 'covering letter' bit.
You should outline below how your skills/knowledge/experience meet the requirements of the Person Specification. You may draw on past employment and/or out of work activities. Please include details of any scientific papers you have had published. Continue on a separate sheet if necessary." part of the form
Well, why are you interested?!
This is where you push your enthusiasms, interests balanced with practical aspirations.
You like birds? Are you committed to their conservation and communicating that enthusiasm to the public/membership? Do you feel your experience and interests make you the ideal candidate + the job will give you satisfaction/more experience in a field you want to make your career.
look at RSPB's objectives and repeat them back to them as your own
Don't be afraid to sell yourself!
ps I've filled ina few conservation job forms before now!
You can help biodiversity & be excited about helping to make a difference.
What were your first thoughts when you saw it advertised? Brainstorm, mate! (good luck!)
> ps I've filled ina few conservation job forms before now!
so have I but its been about 5 years since I filled one in.
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