Show off your skills by highlighting competencies

January 2009
People Management;1/15/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p43
The article offers a competency narrative checklist for a successful job application. Competency refers to a set of performance behaviours, such as characteristics leading to superior performance at work. It is also said to be a combination of know-how, skills, attitude and demonstrated behaviours. The mini-narratives approach to job application is all about lining up an applicant's experience and achievements in a structured way.


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