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Covering letter, a 'technical' question

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by NNS, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. NNS

    NNS New commenter

    Just a very quick question about the format of the covering letter to the experiences users here!
    the letter/supporting statement is not a part of the application
    itself, but need to be attached as a separate document, should I still pur Dear Mr/Ms....
    and the address of the school on my own on the top of the page?
    And finish it
    with (well, actually, with what?) Yours sincerelly, Yours faithfully,
    Kindest Regards, which one is the most commonly used?.
    I have written a covering letter that I am quite pleased with, but I would not like to omit something in formatting that might be quite important.
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    If it's a letter, it start with Dear Mr Griff.
    Get the right name, spell it correctly.
    And ends Yours sincerely - spell it correctly! Yours faithfully is used when you begin a letter Dear Sir, which is inappropriate here.
    Best of luck!

    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!

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