In a written application, how can I explain the relevance of my extracurricular university experience?

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In a written application, how can I explain the relevance of my extracurricular university experience?

When writing an application it is important to consider what is the employer trying to find out and what are they looking for in their applicant. Therefore, when describing an extracurricular university experience, don’t just tell a story in a timeline of events, but also include aspects that highlight your personal qualities. This may include how you approach decisions, how you reacted to scenarios, how you dealt with others and how you thought about elements that are beyond the obvious.

The other thing to bear in mind is that the reader has no prior knowledge about what you are describing. This may seem obvious, but often it is overlooked how something described in writing may not come across as it actually happened. Do not overlook the fact that the reader was not present to understand all the details, such as: the diversity of the people you were engaging with, the external factors influencing your behaviour etc. If you think these details are important, bearing in mind the end goal, then include them and make them clear. Therefore, all applications should reflect a true and honest version of oneself.

Jessica Young, Human Resources Administrator

Taylor Wessing

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