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asking headteacher

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by misshopeful1, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Hi, I am in my last year of my degree and currently on my last placement so I am looking for my first job to start in september.
    Do you think it is okay to approach the headteacher of my placement school and say that i'd like to apply for a job at the school if one becomes available?
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, of course!
    And make sure that you think of 1 or 2 good things about the school tosay why.
    BUT . . .
    don't let that stop you applying elsewhere. It's not easy to get a job nowadays, and you can't afford to hang on in the hope that (a) there will be a job and (b) you will actually get it - you don't know what the competition will be like.
    Do read this to see my tips on job hunting:
    Thinking of going for a new post. Should the app form be submitted in blocks?
    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.
    I shall be doing the Win That Teaching Job seminar on Saturday February 25th, and also the Moving into Headship or SLT seminar on Saturday 18th February (Although I believe that this is now full)
  3. A friend of mine did this and although there was no job at the placement school, the Head recommended her to another Head in the area and she got a job that way.

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