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    Hi All

    I'm going through an application form at the moment and I'm really struggling with one of the competency questions. It asks to demonstrate a time when you have shown self-confidence and been assertive.

    I can't for the life of me think of a time when I have shown both these skills, and in addition to this, how can you demonstrate assertiveness without sounding overly pushy and bossy?

    I know that I can't really use someone elses example of this, because If I go to interview I don't want to have to make up more details, but can any of you demonstrate a Time when you have shown these skills? hopefully it will kick start my brain into remembering a time when I have.

    thanks in advance
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    You never had any of your suggestions/arguments questioned when you were doing the BoE placement? If you did, did you just sit back and say ok you're right?
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    Ok, I guess your right on that one, but unfortunately I don't really think I can go on about my work at the Bank of England on my Bank of England application form any more than I already am (I've had to fill in the work experience section on it as well as another section that said have you previously worked for us, if yes describe the roles and responsibilities that you had.

    I guess I could use it if I can't come up with anything else.
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    Of course you can use a BoE example! Placement experience is already going to put you ahead of so many other candidates. You would be foolish not to draw from it as much as possible.

    Good luck.
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    (Original post by ellejaytee)
    Ok, I guess your right on that one, but unfortunately I don't really think I can go on about my work at the Bank of England on my Bank of England application form any more than I already am (I've had to fill in the work experience section on it as well as another section that said have you previously worked for us, if yes describe the roles and responsibilities that you had.

    I guess I could use it if I can't come up with anything else.
    I'd be suprised if you haven't had challenge and you've defended your views in any other context, but I'd imagine thats the best place you could use to demonstrate it.

    If you've worked there before and demonstrated the competancies there thats a 'good thing'.
 
 
 
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