Hint and tips

So, do you like what you see? Are you keen to apply? Check out our hints and tips for a successful application to GORS. Make your application stand out from the crowd…

Our assessments are known as COMPETENCY BASED applications. There’s lots of detail on the internet that will help so, do your research!

Tell us what YOU did! Whilst it is good to acknowledge the effort of your peers or team mates, we need to know what input that YOU had into your example.

Try to use all of the word count! If you are given 250 words to write an answer... you might not be able to give all of the information in only 100!

If you have trouble structuring your answer, try using the STAR technique:

  • Situation - what was the situation and when did it take place? (usually aim for 25 words)
  • Task - what task was it, and what was the objective? (usually aim for 25 words)
  • Action - what action did YOU take to achieve this? (usually aim for 150 words)
  • Results - what happened as a result of your action? (usually aim for 50 words)

This might sound silly but... answer the question! Are there direct questions or pointers in there? Or suggestions about what you may have done?

Keep the language simple, where as it is good to try and use alternative words to not sound repetitive... there’s no need to go overboard with the thesaurus!