We’re looking for talented people who can make a real difference to society, by putting the user at the heart of what they do. We’re recruiting for a number of digital jobs, and we need user researchers, architects, infrastructure engineers, software engineers, DevOps, product designers and managers, and more.
It’s been a year since we introduced Success Profiles to help simplify the way people apply for jobs in the Civil Service. Success Profiles are a more flexible way of assessing candidates for specific jobs. They bring together different elements to give us a fuller picture of a candidate.
The key elements of Success Profiles include:
- Behaviours – the things people do that result in effective performance.
- Strengths – the things people do regularly, do well, and that they’re motivated by.
- Ability – the aptitude or potential to perform to the required standard.
- Experience – the knowledge or mastery of a subject gained by doing.
- Technical – the demonstration of specific professional skills, knowledge or qualifications.
Not all elements are relevant to every role, and the exact makeup of each Success Profile will be tailored to the role, and the type or person needed.
But it’s easy to make mistakes when you’re unfamiliar with a system. Here are five tips to overcome the most common mistakes people make when applying for jobs with DWP Digital.