How to build the perfect submission entry

I-can---I-will----QUOTEYou’ve hit the nail on the head! It’s time to enter the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) Awards. Submitting an entry is no mean feat, but we have the best building material to help you write an award-winning submission. The Entry – scary thought, right? As you sit in front of your screen, fingers hovering over the keyboard, you’re slightly put off with the thought of writing a three page submission. Fear not, my recruitment professional! We are going to build a house instead. PROJECT: FUTURE 

  1. Planning Preparation – Make sure you get all of the materials together first to make a rough frame. Prepare your evidence so you can complete it in a timely manner.
  2. A solid foundation – A good base is the first step in any production, as it sets the tone of the final product, so make sure the INTRODUCTION to your business and BACKGROUND are perfect. Be specific and concise.

INSPECTION! – Check your submission

  1. Don’t forget the stairs – To link it all together, you’ll need examples explaining the CONTENT and EASE OF USE to the customer of your product/campaign/individual/team or service.
  2. Install the interior and flooring – Adding in bullets on EFFECTIVENESS, two-parts DEVELOPMENT or IMPROVEMENT i.e. before and after.
  3. Finish all the trimmings– Adding WHY YOU THINK YOU SHOULD WIN and even though your answer could be ‘‘because we are great’’, you should take this chance to polish your case.

INSPECTION! – Check your submission

  1. Get creative with the interior –Add the finishing touches with SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, APPENDICES and a TRIPLE PROOF READ – This will be the white picket fence!

THE FINAL WALK THROUGH – The final check of your submission

Interior suggestions:

  1. Don’t rush, and remember who your audience is
  2. Back up your points with stats and facts
  3. Be clear about your achievements, avoid jargon and stick to the word count
  4. Proof read again, and again, and again!

The IRP Awards are now OPEN! The annual award evening will take place at the exquisite Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, London on 9 December 2015. Click here to ENTER NOW. For more information, please visit www.rec-awards.com . The submission deadline is on 1 September, so make sure your planning preparation begins soon. But remember, YOU have to be in it to win it! We wish you the best of luck from the IRP team. P.S. If you have any questions you can send us a Tweet to @irpawards, #IRPAwards.

Do you have any other tips for writing a submission? Let us know in the comments!

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