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Dear Theo (again)! Executive Summary

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Max Decimus, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Dear Theo,

    Thank you for your excellent previous advice, rather than reply to that with separate points I thought I would start a new thread.

    Firstly, the application form I'm currently aiming to fill out suggests that rather than fill out the small section on why I am suited to the job, I can attach 2 pages of A4. Would you class this as a Supporting Statement or Letter of Application? Do you think I should start the 2 pages addressing the headteacher of the school or just go straight into it?

    I'm really interested in the idea of an Executive Summary and I've read most of your advice on the subject. The school has given lists of necessary experience (e.g experience teaching KS2), Desirable Criteria followed by Knowledge, Skills and Personal Qualities. Overall there are 30 bullet points! Would it be inappropriate to pick and choose the criteria for the ES, even merging similar one's, especially as some of the desirable criteria I do not meet (having taught the new NI curriculum for instance).

    Thanks again. Your help is invaluable.
     
  2. Dear Theo,

    Thank you for your excellent previous advice, rather than reply to that with separate points I thought I would start a new thread.

    Firstly, the application form I'm currently aiming to fill out suggests that rather than fill out the small section on why I am suited to the job, I can attach 2 pages of A4. Would you class this as a Supporting Statement or Letter of Application? Do you think I should start the 2 pages addressing the headteacher of the school or just go straight into it?

    I'm really interested in the idea of an Executive Summary and I've read most of your advice on the subject. The school has given lists of necessary experience (e.g experience teaching KS2), Desirable Criteria followed by Knowledge, Skills and Personal Qualities. Overall there are 30 bullet points! Would it be inappropriate to pick and choose the criteria for the ES, even merging similar one's, especially as some of the desirable criteria I do not meet (having taught the new NI curriculum for instance).

    Thanks again. Your help is invaluable.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Q1 Supporting statement.
    Q2 Yes, you can prioritise, you can omit, you can group some together. Try to get it to one page.
    Lots of posters have found the Executive Summary gets results. It's free advice,
    and it works!
    Dear Theo: Executive summary works- I have an interview
    The benefit of an executive summary
    taking Theo's Advice


    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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