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Applying for unqualified jobs. Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by TheoGriff, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Loads of teachers are shortlisted and appointed to such posts. Schools are delighted to have them, and it's a useful career progression nowadays.
    TA job offered? Take it! Advice from a Head...
    Masses!
    Read the advice in the shortlisting clickables in the Welcome thread. Are you sending in a really good application?
    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 shortlisting clickables explain about this.
    Best wishes
    __________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars
     

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