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Can a "Letter of Application" be more than 2 pages?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Delly07, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. I've written out a fair few applications since last year and I've always made sure I edit out until I'm at 2 pages no more. For this job they're asking for quite a few things I don't normally include for example experience with "Big Writing" - is it a good idea to go over 2 pages or not to make it all fit in? Thanks!
     
  2. I've written out a fair few applications since last year and I've always made sure I edit out until I'm at 2 pages no more. For this job they're asking for quite a few things I don't normally include for example experience with "Big Writing" - is it a good idea to go over 2 pages or not to make it all fit in? Thanks!
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Best if you can keep it down. If it is Primary especially, they may have 200 or 300 applications. That's right - two or three hundred.
    If it's too long and the 150th one that they are reading, they might just sigh and give up.
    Do go to the Welcome thread and open the shortlisting clickables - and the FAQs - to get some useful tips on applications.
    Best of luck!
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  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I would also say do everything you can to keep it down to 2 pages.
     

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