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Applying for Job

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Sherring_David, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Hello, I am completing my first application form for teaching, although I have had a long and varied career in other fields. I am confused as to what the school is after as

    They have split the application into two. The first being general knowledge, such as education, qualifications, interests, etc.

    The second being a person specification form asking for a) skills and abilities, b) Experience, and c) Knowledge.

    This would seem to be straight forward, but they have included a job description that is general for teaching, not ICT (my subject).

    My question is, do I gear the person specification to this general job description, or tailor it to my skills and experience. I fear that if I address the person specification I am wasting time and energy on qualities that all teachers should possess anyway.
     
  2. Hello, I am completing my first application form for teaching, although I have had a long and varied career in other fields. I am confused as to what the school is after as

    They have split the application into two. The first being general knowledge, such as education, qualifications, interests, etc.

    The second being a person specification form asking for a) skills and abilities, b) Experience, and c) Knowledge.

    This would seem to be straight forward, but they have included a job description that is general for teaching, not ICT (my subject).

    My question is, do I gear the person specification to this general job description, or tailor it to my skills and experience. I fear that if I address the person specification I am wasting time and energy on qualities that all teachers should possess anyway.
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Secondary or Primary?
    If the latter, you need to 'prove' your competence to teach right across the curriculum first, so yes
    & then what you could offer a school with your specialism.
    If secondary you need to tailor the specs to your specialism, showing what abilities, competence, knowledge etc you bring to the post.
    Hope that makes sense.
     

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