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Dear Theo and others. Typing and attaching personal statement to handwritten form.

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by missjoanne, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Hi all.
    As the title suggests, I am wondering whether it is acceptable to type my personal statement to the application form. The forn actually asks for details of skills/experience gained through paid/voluntary work and interests etc that are relevant to the job ( not verbatim).

    The space that they give you for this is at the end of the form and is works out smaller than A4 size. It does state to carry on if necessary on a seperate sheet. The problem is that the space is blank and has no lines. I have neatish handwriting but worry about the lack of lines and my ability to keep it straight. I also know that my answer will take up a lot more space that this. Would it be acceptable to type the complete answer and attach it or should I hand write the whole piece?
    The form states that black ink or type should be used but I do not have the appropriate software on my computer to type on to it!! Dilemma!!

    It is my dream job and don't want to get anything wrong!!
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    If it is a problem with their software not being in common use, you won't be the only one anyway.
    So if you cannot type the whole thing because of that, fill the form in very very very neatly in black, then the statement can be typed on a separate sheet. Make sure it has your name on it - so easy to forget.
    And don't forget your E.S. Read the shortlisting clickables inside the Welcome thread to get this just right.
    Good luck!
    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.
    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.
    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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