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    Hi all,

    I'm going to apply for a public sector graduate vacancy I found, and in the competencies required it lists 'resilience and determination'. However, I quit OTC this year due to family bereavement and not having time to focus on my studies. They'll know whether or not I'd quit OTC, so should I rejoin next year to prove that I'm not a pathetic quitter?


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    Surely if you rejoin they will still know you left so that horse has bolted?
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    What is OTC?
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    Ah ok, thanks Ethereal.

    In that case I seriously wouldn't worry. I don't think they will mark you down because you once dropped out of something (for very respectable reasons - sorry about the bereavement).

    Resilience in this case probably means determination to get the job/project done even in difficult circumstances (staff cuts, difficult stakeholders, less funding etc etc). They don't want reassurance that you will never quit anything, ever.

    On another note, where on earth are there public sector vacancies at the moment?
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    I can think of some places which the OP is unlikely to confirm an application to.
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    (Original post by Ethereal)
    I can think of some places which the OP is unlikely to confirm an application to.
    It's simply a vacancy within the Civil Service.
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    (Original post by EmiliaSoprano)
    Ah ok, thanks Ethereal.

    In that case I seriously wouldn't worry. I don't think they will mark you down because you once dropped out of something (for very respectable reasons - sorry about the bereavement).

    Resilience in this case probably means determination to get the job/project done even in difficult circumstances (staff cuts, difficult stakeholders, less funding etc etc). They don't want reassurance that you will never quit anything, ever.

    On another note, where on earth are there public sector vacancies at the moment?
    Thanks for the advice
 
 
 
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