Applicants seldom are part of transformational times. The Early 2000 and post-2008 applicants experienced the uncertainty and shift in the attitude of the market. However, for the past two years, we have seen a definitive change in the attitude of our clients. It might be generational or perhaps an idealistic call to take part in a transforming world.
Narratives where you were part of the history or contributed towards pioneering a new policy, change in culture, or technology is application gold.
Not many have the experience or the insight to measure their contribution at a functional, organizational, and societal level. Not many works in such industries.
In this example, the applicant, who is working for the Oil and Gas industry has a rare perspective on where the world is heading. The narrative starts with the declining oil reserve in the North Sea and switches quickly to the reluctance of the industry leaders to make the transition to the inevitable.
The subsequent narrative flows from a...