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Application form woes

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by princesslegend, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. princesslegend

    princesslegend New commenter

    Hello....
    I am applying for a second in dept job and was hoping any of you could advise on what kind of things would stand out on an application form. I'm already fulfilling the role in an unofficial capacity at my current school but not sure if that sounds unprofessional or arrogant on an application form (and, we are an extremely small dept so it's not exactly like there was anyone else to do it, which again does not sound impressive)

    Argh! Headache brewing.... [​IMG]

    Any advice gratefully received.... xxxxx
     
  2. princesslegend

    princesslegend New commenter

    Hello....
    I am applying for a second in dept job and was hoping any of you could advise on what kind of things would stand out on an application form. I'm already fulfilling the role in an unofficial capacity at my current school but not sure if that sounds unprofessional or arrogant on an application form (and, we are an extremely small dept so it's not exactly like there was anyone else to do it, which again does not sound impressive)

    Argh! Headache brewing.... [​IMG]

    Any advice gratefully received.... xxxxx
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Have you read the advice in the Welcome thread?
    Masses of help available on here - have you been checking all the clickables and other help threads inside the Welcome thread? Also, you should read the FAQs.
    For an effective application, you should send:
    • an application form with every bit filled in, no "See letter"
    • an application letter OR personal statement. Not both but certainly one of them.
    • a cover letter ONLY if you do a personal statement. See FAQs inside the Welcome thread
    • an Executive summary. If there's a space on the form, put it in there; if not, put it at the end of your letter so that it gets printed out automatically. The Welcome thread clickables explain about an executive summary.
    Not at all - just make it factual, say what you actually do, the tasks that you carry out.
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
     

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