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Cover letter

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by jessie110, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. jessie110

    jessie110 New commenter

    Good afternoon all,

    I am an NQT on a maternity cover, about to apply for a permanent job.

    I'm just seeking advice on writing a cover letter, I feel my PGCE cover letter was a little bit of over kill and slightly woolly.

    What length would you suggest? A whole page, just a few paragraphs? (I have included a supporting statement in my application).

    Thank you
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    If you go over to Jobseekers forum and open the thread about the Professional Advice Hub, there is a great deal of advice there about applying for a job.

    Basically, if you have a supporting statement, your cover letter should be one paragraph:

    Dear Mr X

    Post of teacher of Geography

    I wish to apply for the above post and attach my completed application form and Equality Monitoring form as requested.

    Yours sincerely

    A Teacher

    Anything else and you are risking diluting your information by sharing it between two places.

    Best wishes


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