I am applying for a graduate role with a financial firm, and the application form allows you to choose two divisions to apply to, in order of preference.
I want to maximise my chances of being hired, and also feel that both divisions are genuinely interesting; I would be happy working for either. Later on the form asks about motivations for joining the division, with a word limit. I assume both divisions will see the same application.
Given this goal and restriction: should I split the answer and write two separate responses for each division, or focus on my first-choice division, or take a hitherto unknown option?