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Dear Theo... a little confused - your advice please

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by anon3738, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Hi Theo, I'm applying at this fantastic school and they sent me the application pack which is quite overwhelming. They appear to be recruiting through an agency so I have to complete two different application forms! (what a waste of time!!) Anyway the problem I have is that the email sent to me states that I should write a tailored letter of application which is fine however, the paper work attached states that I should answer three questions (which they have provided) and does not mention a letter of application.
    Hope you're with me so far...
    It then goes on to say please include all other relevant information in the space provided in section 12 titled supporting statement. My point is - if I follow all of the advisory information I will be sending not only a 2 page letter of application but also a 2 page supporting statement (and technically an executive summary). Surely that cannot be right.
    I am thinking that i will send a 2 page letter of application with an executive summary and then in section 12 will answer the three questions only and write nothing further.
    Does that sound right to you? I do not want to ignore what they have asked for however, I do not want to overdo it.
    Many thanks
     
  2. Hi Theo, I'm applying at this fantastic school and they sent me the application pack which is quite overwhelming. They appear to be recruiting through an agency so I have to complete two different application forms! (what a waste of time!!) Anyway the problem I have is that the email sent to me states that I should write a tailored letter of application which is fine however, the paper work attached states that I should answer three questions (which they have provided) and does not mention a letter of application.
    Hope you're with me so far...
    It then goes on to say please include all other relevant information in the space provided in section 12 titled supporting statement. My point is - if I follow all of the advisory information I will be sending not only a 2 page letter of application but also a 2 page supporting statement (and technically an executive summary). Surely that cannot be right.
    I am thinking that i will send a 2 page letter of application with an executive summary and then in section 12 will answer the three questions only and write nothing further.
    Does that sound right to you? I do not want to ignore what they have asked for however, I do not want to overdo it.
    Many thanks
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yep, but then immediately afterwards . . .Nope.
    Where does the 2 page supporting statement come in?
    If this is what you mean, then what you do is put the E.S, in there.
    So:
    • Application form, including E.S. in space
    • Letter of application incl 3 questions
    Voila!
    _____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice 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, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    New <u>Job Seminars</u> on Sunday 26 June.
    www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com
    Probably more in the early autumn ready for the next lot of job ads to come out. Keep an eye out for the dates!

    A new <u>Moving into Headship and SLT</u> seminar is on 18 June.
    www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com
    See the full programme www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars


    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.Look forward to seeing you!
     

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