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Applying for a job at a school I attended

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by altally, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. altally

    altally New commenter

    Hi, I'm looking at applying for a job at a school I attended (over 25 years ago...) Is it worth mentioning as a positive, as I'm still somewhat familiar with the school, or would it be off-putting for those shortlisting?


  2. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    It's hardly a qualification for the job so I wouldn't put it in my formal application. Finding an opportunity to mention it informally when being shown round the school or something would make a nice taking point, a social lubricant. Just don't imply it would help you do the job better.
    TheoGriff likes this.
  3. Skeoch

    Skeoch Star commenter

    25 years ago it was a very different place no doubt. It's unlikely anyone from that time is still there (but you never know: longest serving on our staff was a cook with an impressive memory for people).
    Agree it's a social talking point and neither an advantage nor a disadvantage

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