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Dear Theo and others - negative sounding statement

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by altally, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. altally

    altally New commenter

    Dear Theo and others,
    I've been trying to revamp my supporting statement so it does not include anything that might sound like a negative, and I'm currently looking at the first sentence which is the only part I'm worrying about.
    It goes: "I am due to qualify as a teacher in July 2012, having studied for a degree in Primary Education at ____ University."
    It is completely accurate, but I'm worried that the "due to" part may put some people off me! How can I say that I'm not actually officially qualified yet without sounding negative?
    Thanks,
    Alex
     
  2. altally

    altally New commenter

    Dear Theo and others,
    I've been trying to revamp my supporting statement so it does not include anything that might sound like a negative, and I'm currently looking at the first sentence which is the only part I'm worrying about.
    It goes: "I am due to qualify as a teacher in July 2012, having studied for a degree in Primary Education at ____ University."
    It is completely accurate, but I'm worried that the "due to" part may put some people off me! How can I say that I'm not actually officially qualified yet without sounding negative?
    Thanks,
    Alex
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    What about turning it around. Something similar to
    'Currently studying for a degree in primary Education at ________ Uni. I finish my course in Jun/July (whichever month it is), when I will be fully qualified as a teacher.
     
  4. altally

    altally New commenter

    Thank you for the reply. This would work if I hadn't finished already, but we had our last lecture at the beginning of March. So, we have finished in effect, and are just waiting to hand in dissertations, then graduate officially in July. It's a pain that they refuse to recognise us as qualified earlier :(

    Alex
     
  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    So what about?
    'Having finished studying for my degree in primary Education at ________ Uni, I
    officially finish my course in Jun/July (whichever month it is), after having our dissertations marked, when I will be
    fully qualified as a teacher. '
     
  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Actually, actually . . . I liked your first version best!
    No, it doesn't sound at all negative - everyone knows that people currently doing their PGCE are "due to" finish this year.
    :)
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
     
  7. I am a PGCE student and have written mine pretty similarly. I have secured 2 interviews from 3 applications so it doesn't seem to be putting schools off.
    Interviews however are a whole other minefield...think this is where my lack of experience is showing...
     
  8. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Yes, nothing wrong with it at all.
    Or, in place of 'I am due' to 'I will finish my PGCE..and qualify...'
     

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