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Advice needed for a very rusty job applicant!

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by parenchyma, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. parenchyma

    parenchyma New commenter

    Any advice would be very welcome. I have not applied for a job for 14 years as I was, until recently, happy in a secure position. This has changed suddenly and I am in the process of applying for an exciting role elsewhere. The CV has not been a problem but the required two page accompanying letter has struck fear into my heart! I have the job description and feel I have the relevant experience and qualities but have written nothing like this for such a long time I simply do not know where to begin. All pointers will be very gratefully received.
  2. agathamorse

    agathamorse Senior commenter

    I suugest Theo's book on amazon. She has two Applying for a job and the interview.
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  3. JJ83

    JJ83 Occasional commenter

    Google example letters
    Start writing about your experiences in school and what you have done to implement positive changes and why you would be the best candidate for the job - get someone to read it - preferably someone who deals with job applications on a regular basis
  4. parenchyma

    parenchyma New commenter

    Thank you! Just looking for reassurance really and that was helpful.
  5. parenchyma

    parenchyma New commenter

    Thank you I will look for it - I imagine this will be just the start for me!
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  6. agathamorse

    agathamorse Senior commenter

    Search for Theo Griff.
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  7. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Thank you @agathamorse !

    To our poster I'll say that, in addition to Agatha's excellent suggestion, :), I've just written a looooong reply on the thread "I can't get a permanent post"on the Jobseekers Forum.

    I think you may find it helpful.

    Best wishes

    Twitter @Theo_Griff
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  8. thejudgesscoresarein

    thejudgesscoresarein Established commenter

    Follow the advice as below. You think you have the qualities to do the job, then now, you just need to ‘pen’ this and prove to the recruiting panel at the school you’re applying to that you can be an asset to the school. The fact that you’ve been in your current role for 14 years shows that you are loyal and committed.

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