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Advice on writing a personal/ supporting statement??

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by dottysbird, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. Can anyone advise - what's the difference between a supporting letter and a supporting statement? Are they the same thing - would anyone be willing to email me one? Any advice would be gratefully received.
    Mo
     
  2. Hi,
    I'm a overseas trained teacher in French Language. My name is Mr. Tashleem Jaufur. Would anyone be kind enough to send me a model cover letter to be submitted together with my CV when applying for jobs. My email address is tashleem.jaufur@yahoo.com
    Awaiting the pleasure of hearing from you soon.
    Thanks in anticipation.
    Tashleem.
     
  3. Hi,
    I'm a overseas trained teacher in French Language. My name is Mr. Tashleem Jaufur. Would anyone be kind enough to send me a model cover letter/ supporting letter/ supporting statement to be submitted together with my CV when applying for jobs. My email address is tashleem.jaufur@yahoo.com
    Awaiting the pleasure of hearing from you soon.
    Thanks in anticipation.
    Tashleem.
     
  4. Hi
    Would value a copy of the supporting statements/ personal statements to compare with my own...it would be a great help- if someone could forward me a couple,
    Thanks
    medusa361@hotmail.com


     
  5. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter





    Well said.
     
  6. FYI- no need for poor wit here. This is an open forum for people to support one another not put each other down!
     
  7. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

  8. <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td class="post">H,i I would like a copy too if you don't mind
    please send to samar_abdullah@yahoo.co.uk thanks i am about to start applying for TLR but not having much luck not sure where I am going wrong help would be great.
    </td></tr></table>
     
  9. Theogriff has done a whole thread on this, as he has said above. Personally, I think it's pretty poor of anyone to read all the helpful advice in that thread and then STILL ask someone else to write a statement and email to them. Lazy, in fact. It's one thing to ask for help with layout, and another thing entirely to ask for someone to email you their hard work. If you don't know why you want the job and can't think of any skills you have that would be relevant, don't apply. And I don't care if anyone thinks that's harsh - it's my opinion. I would never dream of asking a stranger to email me their personal statement for a job.
     
  10. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    And indeed asking for such an email from a thread last posted on over a year ago.... :p
     
  11. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Do you not realise, folks, that Local Authorities are warning Heads about applications and statements that are plagiarised, and telling them to reject them?
    That they now are putting applications through the same plagiarism software that the universities use to carch plagiarism in essays?
    If you look at somebody else's statement you are very likely to be over-influenced by it and without meaning too, may copy bits.
    DON'T DO IT!
    WRITE YOUR OWN!
    And go to JobSeekers and open the Welcome thread there for advice on getting shortlisred . . .
    Best wishes
     
  12. I've just read my post from yesterday and I sound like such a grumpy old sod. Nonetheless, I still agree with myself and think people should WRITE THEIR OWN!
     
  13. deeley

    deeley New commenter

    not read the rest of this thread then, eh??!
     
  14. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Here we go again. [​IMG]
     
  15. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Some Local Authorities have been using the Plagiarism software that is used by Unis (for undergraduate essays, and UCAS applications) to detect Not My Own Work in applications for teaching posts.
    A Headteacher here on the Forums recently had four candidates who used a lesson plan suggested on the Primary Forum. Which she recognised.
    But even if she hadn't recognised it, the fact that all four used the same one would have been a bit of a give-away.
    Write Your Own.
    Write Your Flipping Own.
    Best wishes
    ___________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshop I'm doing that still has vacancies is on Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  16. Hi
    Any chance of a copy of your supporting statement? Cheers
     
  17. Hi

    I totally agree.
     
  18. Hi, I qualified six years ago and just started the application process. if anyone could send me a sample supporting statement I would be eternally grateful. I have been stuck looking at the computer screen for days now!!!! Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    * * * * * AT THE RISK OF REPEATING MYSELF * * * * *
    Some Local Authorities have been using the Plagiarism software that is used by Unis (for undergraduate essays, and UCAS applications) to detect Not My Own Work in applications for teaching posts.
    A Headteacher here on the Forums recently had four candidates who used a lesson plan suggested on the Primary Forum. Which she recognised.
    But even if she hadn't recognised it, the fact that all four used the same one would have been a bit of a give-away.
    Write Your Own Application.
    Write Your Flipping Own.
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The next seminar Win That Teaching Job is Saturday 24th March. www.tesweekendworkshop95.eventbrite.com
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice@tes.co.uk
     

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