4th July 2015
240 views

How To: Perfect Your Application

Made by dolly in Applications

Member
85 posts
229
Seen 8th November 2015
17th July 2015, 01:57 AM

Thank you for the help of making a good application I will take this in to mind when I'll apply for mod when ever i decide to!
0

Member
714 posts
304
Seen 13th March 2016
14th August 2015, 01:18 AM

Ty so much! This will help me and others maybe later on in the further :3
0

~<3 Some say I changed, but I like to say its just the real me.. <3~

Member
556 posts
313
Seen 6th February 2016
25th October 2015, 05:10 PM

Chelsey Drake wrote on 4th July 2015 01:28 AM:
General Tips
New applications are submitted every day to the DSGHQ, but some are overlooked due to bad organization, appearance, or grammar. Here are some tips to follow closely when applying for a rank.

Be sure your format is professional and easy to navigate. Sometimes too many decorative inclusions or too much colored text can give off a childish vibe and make administrators assume you aren't mature enough to properly moderate or represent the community.
Long applications are usually good when composed of the right information, but keep in mind that (much like an essay) the beginning and end of your application are the memorable pieces. Keep this in mind when organizing your application so you can make a big impact on readers with these two parts.
Sometimes summarizing things is better than explaining in detail. Let's be honest, most people don't take the time to read through a 4,000 word application, regardless of how great it is. Unless you're extraordinarily skilled in terms of keeping your readers interested, I recommend cutting it to the chase.
No matter how persistent you are, don't mail your application to a staff member or beg them to read it. This decreases your chances of being hired by at least 20%.


Information
If you can't think of the right information to include in your application, here are some things to definitely include, or definitely avoid.

Definitely include your timezone, age, experience, and special qualifications. These are the core components of an application.
Avoid explaining that you have good grammar. If your grammar is good, staff members will notice this while reading your application. Including your opinion on your own grammar just seems like a filler to make your application appear to have more information.
As great as it is to already know the moderation commands, they aren't exactly something you need to include in your application. Remember that an application is telling administrators about you, not the rank you want.
It's not required, but it's always nice to learn a bit about someone who's interested in a DSGHQ rank. Try including some of your favorite hobbies. It helps if you show leadership, patience, and/or responsibility through your favorite activities, though you should never fill your application with hobbies, because it's still an application, not a biography.


Application Format
If you still need help creating an application, here's a form you can fill out in a separate discussion that will give us all the necessary information about you. Just copy and paste to fill it out. Try answering in complete sentences (or even paragraphs) to increase your chances.

Quote:


Username:
Desired Rank:
Age:
Timezone:
Date joined:
Experience:
DSGHQ History:
Special Qualifications*:



*Special Qualifications: a special skill, knowledge, or ability that makes someone suitable for a particular job or activity.

I wish you the best of luck in your applications. Godspeed!




Article last updated: July 4, 2015, 1:28AM EST.
Cool post Chelsey. This could help a lot of users making applications.
It even gave me a few tips and i pretty much know the basics already.
+1. Also you made it so detailed and it was just fascinating to read!
0

[ Thanks Emmie!!!
Thanks Midnightwolf!
Thanks Lils

OldCP/DSGHQ Veteran
Member
1,357 posts
1,081
Seen 12th October 2020
6th November 2015, 06:16 PM

The applications guide is very interesting and good. As well as for when you get older and apply for a job. Because most of us are getting older, right? I think this what you'll need.
0

Member
397 posts
1,053
Seen 14th January 2022
5th February 2016, 11:54 AM

Chelsey Drake wrote on 4th July 2015 01:28 AM:
General Tips
New applications are submitted every day to the DSGHQ, but some are overlooked due to bad organization, appearance, or grammar. Here are some tips to follow closely when applying for a rank.

Be sure your format is professional and easy to navigate. Sometimes too many decorative inclusions or too much colored text can give off a childish vibe and make administrators assume you aren't mature enough to properly moderate or represent the community.
Long applications are usually good when composed of the right information, but keep in mind that (much like an essay) the beginning and end of your application are the memorable pieces. Keep this in mind when organizing your application so you can make a big impact on readers with these two parts.
Sometimes summarizing things is better than explaining in detail. Let's be honest, most people don't take the time to read through a 4,000 word application, regardless of how great it is. Unless you're extraordinarily skilled in terms of keeping your readers interested, I recommend cutting it to the chase.
No matter how persistent you are, don't mail your application to a staff member or beg them to read it. This decreases your chances of being hired by at least 20%.


Information
If you can't think of the right information to include in your application, here are some things to definitely include, or definitely avoid.

Definitely include your timezone, age, experience, and special qualifications. These are the core components of an application.
Avoid explaining that you have good grammar. If your grammar is good, staff members will notice this while reading your application. Including your opinion on your own grammar just seems like a filler to make your application appear to have more information.
As great as it is to already know the moderation commands, they aren't exactly something you need to include in your application. Remember that an application is telling administrators about you, not the rank you want.
It's not required, but it's always nice to learn a bit about someone who's interested in a DSGHQ rank. Try including some of your favorite hobbies. It helps if you show leadership, patience, and/or responsibility through your favorite activities, though you should never fill your application with hobbies, because it's still an application, not a biography.


Application Format
If you still need help creating an application, here's a form you can fill out in a separate discussion that will give us all the necessary information about you. Just copy and paste to fill it out. Try answering in complete sentences (or even paragraphs) to increase your chances.

Quote:


Username:
Desired Rank:
Age:
Timezone:
Date joined:
Experience:
DSGHQ History:
Special Qualifications*:



*Special Qualifications: a special skill, knowledge, or ability that makes someone suitable for a particular job or activity.

I wish you the best of luck in your applications. Godspeed!




Article last updated: July 4, 2015, 1:28AM EST.

Nice
0

why did i come back lol
Member
136 posts
69
Seen 1st December 2020
24th February 2016, 06:13 PM

Cas wrote on 4th July 2015 01:28 AM:
General Tips
New applications are submitted every day to the DSGHQ, but some are overlooked due to bad organization, appearance, or grammar. Here are some tips to follow closely when applying for a rank.

Be sure your format is professional and easy to navigate. Sometimes too many decorative inclusions or too much colored text can give off a childish vibe and make administrators assume you aren't mature enough to properly moderate or represent the community.
Long applications are usually good when composed of the right information, but keep in mind that (much like an essay) the beginning and end of your application are the memorable pieces. Keep this in mind when organizing your application so you can make a big impact on readers with these two parts.
Sometimes summarizing things is better than explaining in detail. Let's be honest, most people don't take the time to read through a 4,000 word application, regardless of how great it is. Unless you're extraordinarily skilled in terms of keeping your readers interested, I recommend cutting it to the chase.
No matter how persistent you are, don't mail your application to a staff member or beg them to read it. This decreases your chances of being hired by at least 20%.


Information
If you can't think of the right information to include in your application, here are some things to definitely include, or definitely avoid.

Definitely include your timezone, age, experience, and special qualifications. These are the core components of an application.
Avoid explaining that you have good grammar. If your grammar is good, staff members will notice this while reading your application. Including your opinion on your own grammar just seems like a filler to make your application appear to have more information.
As great as it is to already know the moderation commands, they aren't exactly something you need to include in your application. Remember that an application is telling administrators about you, not the rank you want.
It's not required, but it's always nice to learn a bit about someone who's interested in a DSGHQ rank. Try including some of your favorite hobbies. It helps if you show leadership, patience, and/or responsibility through your favorite activities, though you should never fill your application with hobbies, because it's still an application, not a biography.


Application Format
If you still need help creating an application, here's a form you can fill out in a separate discussion that will give us all the necessary information about you. Just copy and paste to fill it out. Try answering in complete sentences (or even paragraphs) to increase your chances.

Quote:


Username:
Desired Rank:
Age:
Timezone:
Date joined:
Experience:
DSGHQ History:
Special Qualifications*:



*Special Qualifications: a special skill, knowledge, or ability that makes someone suitable for a particular job or activity.

I wish you the best of luck in your applications. Godspeed!




Article last updated: July 4, 2015, 1:28AM EST.


Thank you for the help!
0

Login or join the forums to reply.