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"my recent post and a comment from another user has made me realise that self care is so important.

I wanted to start a thread in the Health and Wellbeing section of the boards about self care.

Self care is provided by you, for you

I know a lot of us are struggling at the moment with different aspects of our own lives, and sometimes we get so lost in these we forget to take time for ourselves. This tread is, a Reminder to you to take time out for yourself during the difficult times.

down in the comments I would really love for people to share ideas and tips about self- care. to remind ourselves and others in the community.

My way of self care when i recognise ( or someone recognises i have neglected myself) is:

Take a walk and admire whats around me ( take as long as needed)
treat myself to a bath with a bathbomb and bubbles ( bubbles are important)
make a hot drink and just sit down with a film.

Please feel free to share your ideas!

The Mix have a guide to self-care which you can find here."
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  • How to answer: tell us about any relevant experience you have?

    Hi

    this is a really short post but i would really appreciate any ideas - am trying for a temporary job with a company i am currently coming to the end of a contract with (and would like to be employed by them again for xmas!)

    have applied online for other similar jobs with them several times already and have been rejected (poo). the qs are almost always similar but the first one is always 'please tell us about any relevant experience you have' - i believe that all my xp is relevant to the role i am applying for but i wondered if there is a particular or better way to answer this q that would make a difference to me getting an interview? as i can only think of so many ways of putting it!

    thanks

  • #2
    I have really limited experience of job applications... but in the past, for this question, I have looked up the person specification for the job and made sure that I linked my experience to that.
    There's only one way of life
    And that's your own, your own, your own

    One Way - The Levellers

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    • #3
      Hi,

      As purplestarfish says, look at the person specification or job description, which will list essential and desirable skills/qualities. This is your guide to what they want they count as relevant, and you can be quite blatant with linking them with your answers, to the point of answering each one point-by-point.

      Against each one, make sure you say how you gained that experience: over what length of time, the responsibilities you had, the skills you gained, any qualifications/training you received and anything that demonstrates your success (eg bonuses, recognition, promotion). So against something like "Good customer service" you could write "For the previous two Christmases I was a retail assistant at a high street electrical store, where my role included a floor rep, responsible for helping customers choose products, and operating the tills, for which I received training to use. After the first year, my manager was impressed with my performance and offered me a full-time position."

      Hope this helps...


      Olly
      "You can not become if you only said what you would have done." So Do-it.

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