Civil service personal statement Watch
I noticed recently that Civil Service applications have changed from writing competency examples to writing a personal statement with a word limit of 1200 words or so. What is the difference? Do you still write competency examples?
One of the leading and forward thinking things about Civil Service applications is that it is all about competency examples. You can read more about it here: https://www.gov.uk/government/public...ency-framework .But I am not sure where you have seen that they have changed this? This will never change, the civil service need people who can do the job and who have the attributes to be successful - one of the greatest ways of doing this is through competency examples.You will see a lot of companies switching to this method as we go into the future.Maybe you were looking at the fast stream or a graduate scheme or something? But I have never heard of writing a personal statement. Unless of course, that particular job you saw wanted you to write a personal statement which covered 6 or more competencies.
Yes, I applied for three CS jobs recently. All involved 1200 word personnel statement. I used the STAR method to meet the competency examples they wanted from the advert inside the statement plus a bit about why I wanted to work there. That method got me 3 interviews.
where can I get information about how to write this personal statement. is just like CV or explain why do I need this job etc.
Personal statement is different. It’s a bit like a covering letter combined with a CV. No link to competencies.
I’m so glad. I hate competencies.
All I can think is that they're trying to weed out applicants, as this seems entirely excessive to me for what is essentially a graduate starter level job.
I’m Just about to finish probation and about to apply for new roles. One is a 1250 word personal statement which should marry up to essential job criteria. Also shown on the job advert are 4 Behaviours I’d be assessed against. So In the 1250 word statement am I purely responding to the essential criteria or do I need to cover off the 4 Behaviours as well? Not sure
Hi, I used the 4 behaviours and also tried to fit in the essential criteria. I did get invited to interview so it must have been ok. My dilema now is do I need totally different examples for the behaviours to talk about at the interview or can I use the same examples and maybe elaborate? Do the interviewers see your statement....if anyone knows this would be useful . Thanks.