Hints and Tips

Hints and tips for applying

Here’s some advice to help you prepare your application.

  • Take time to read the job profile, person specification and any guidance notes or background materials before you complete the application form and supporting information. 
  • Our application process is online which makes applying for your new career with RBH even easier.
  • You can save your application if you’ve not got time to complete it all at once and track the progress of your application from start to finish. 
  • The application form can be completed using a computer, mobile phone or tablet. You only need to register your personal details once and then you can apply for more than one vacancy and your personal details will feed through to your next application.

If you don’t have regular access to a computer or a smart phone, you can use any public library or if you are unemployed you can use the Job Centre Plus computers.  You are also welcome to call into our customer access centre at St Albans House, Drake Street to use the customer computers to complete your application.

Got to the interview stage? Here’s what to think about now…

  • Confirm your attendance.
  • Prepare for your interview. Think about what the recruiter might ask and prepare some answers.  Remember to keep it concise and relevant.
  • Do some homework on RBH and the area of Rochdale.  No-one is expecting you to know everything, but if you’re asked “what do you know about us?” have a couple of lines prepared –it shows you’re interested and using your initiative.
  • Try and relax Have a couple of questions to ask if prompted, it shows you’re interested.
  • Bring any necessary paperwork with you.  For example, ID card, passport, proof of qualifications, driving license.  Exact details will be specified in your interview invitation.
  • Turn up on time and dress appropriately!  If you’re unsure of where you’re going, do a trial run the day before – it’ll take the stress out of the interview day.  Leave extra early just in case the traffic’s bad or the bus doesn’t turn up.  Not sure what the dress code is?  Always play safe and go smart rather than casual.
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