1. You are applying directly to the organisation
When you apply for a role on the Nurole platform, your application is passed to the organisation as-is. The organisation will evaluate your suitability for the role based primarily on what you write on the application form. CVs are typically referred to later in the process, at the shortlist and interviewing stage.
2. Provide evidence
It is important that you complete the application form the way the organisation has requested, providing all the information and evidence that is required for each question. As questions can be viewed in isolation, you must answer each one fully, without reference to previous answers or other parts of your application. The space available for your responses has deliberately been kept short. Clear, concise responses are the order of the day.
The best candidates typically include strong evidence in their applications. You may find the example responses to the following question helpful:
Have you had CEO/Chair experience in a FTSE 250 publicly listed company? Please summarise your most relevant experience including key achievements.
A good response
"I was Chair of FTSE 250 Company ABC plc from 2006-2011. Key achievements during that period included the successful succession planning for replacing the highly regarded CEO and overseeing a successful launch into the US where we invested $20m and built a $200m turnover business in 5 years."
A weaker response
"I have been a Chair for over 20 years all in service businesses many with international aspects. I am a dynamic, creative Chair with an investment mindset and good governance and supervisory skills."
Although both responses could describe the same person’s background, the good response cites particular companies, specific dates and quantifies the scale of the achievements mentioned. The weaker response is largely qualitative and offers much less evidence. Providing clear, relevant information will help reviewers spot that you are a good fit for the role and will give you an advantage, particularly if you are applying for a very competitive role.
3. Your chance to stand out
The information you provide is your opportunity to convey why you are the perfect fit for the role, what you will bring and your passion for the sector or organisation. It is your chance to stand out.
If you would like to see examples of successful applications from members who kindly allowed us to share theirs, take a look at the first article we published in our successful applications series.