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Dear Theo and others - Statement or Letter

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by tavypilgrim, May 23, 2012.

  1. tavypilgrim

    tavypilgrim New commenter

    I am currently completing a masterpiece which covers all 19 points of the person specification. On the vacancy materials it states that 'supporting letter may be word processed'. Now does this mean... 1. I should write a separate letter of application or place this in the 'supporting statement' section of the form as I have previously done jn this County? and 2. If I do it as a letter of application is it ever acceptable to go over two pages? At the moment I face having to cut about a third of my letter in order to add in the addresses in a tidy fashion
     
  2. tavypilgrim

    tavypilgrim New commenter

    I am currently completing a masterpiece which covers all 19 points of the person specification. On the vacancy materials it states that 'supporting letter may be word processed'. Now does this mean... 1. I should write a separate letter of application or place this in the 'supporting statement' section of the form as I have previously done jn this County? and 2. If I do it as a letter of application is it ever acceptable to go over two pages? At the moment I face having to cut about a third of my letter in order to add in the addresses in a tidy fashion
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    Q1 Put your Executive Summary in the form, and write a letter of application.
    For an effective application, you should send the following:
    • an application form with every bit filled in, no "See letter"
    • an application letter OR personal statement. Not both but certainly one of them.
    • a cover letter ONLY if you do a personal statement. See FAQs inside the Welcome thread
    • an Executive summary. If there's a space on the form, put it in there; if not, put it at the end of your letter so that it gets printed out automatically. The shortlisting clickables explain about this.
    Q2 Don't put the school address in full - they know where they are. :) Just put: Theo Griff Esqu., Headteacher on one line. Make your address as minimalist as possible - cut out anything that can be, put postcode on same line as town, to keep it to two sides.
    Two sides is best, but obviously not usually (but sometimes) an actual requirement.
    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.
     

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