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Dear Theo/ anyone- first ever application!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Kidders, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Kidders

    Kidders New commenter

    When i wrote that it had paragraphs - sorry It's quite difficult to read now! Also i'm in Secondary sector
  2. Kidders

    Kidders New commenter

    Ah thank you! Advice noted!

    RE Q1: I have included 3 of my temp jobs as the earliest of these accounts for what I did between finishing GCSE and starting sixth form (don't want them to think I was doing anything untoward!)

    RE Q3: The executive summary looks great, but I am concerned I don't have that much to include. For example the school has excellent exam results, but I have no way of showing I can maintain these - I can only state my aim/ intention. The same goes for most of the points, eg extra curricular requirements (i would be more than willing to get involved, just haven't had experience of doing so)

    RE Q4: I was wondering more about the concluding paragraph. Should i end by 'bigging up' the school or summarising my suitability for the role? Eg. in conclusion i feel i would be suitable for this position because X, Y and Z as outlined above...

    > As i only have 500 words I'm finding it hard to get everything of importance in!

    Thanks again Theo! Helpful, practical advice as always!
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Numbered Qs - jolly good! (But blast that Google Chrome . . .)
    Q1 Yes, as long as it doesn't take up too much space.
    Q3 Of course as a NQT won't be able to do some things. Omit the exam point. For extra-curricular write: Would like to offer Knitting Club and WoodWork, and help coach Rugby and Synchronised Swinmming. Putting in the right things, of course.
    Q4 What I personally hate - but it doesn't stop me shortlisting you - is I look forward to discussing this further at interview. Just because I see it so often. If your final para - without being a summary I would be suitable because - is about what you would do there, the last sentence could be: I believe that I could make a significant contribution to the further success of X School
    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 Workshop I'm doing that still has vacancies is on Friday 25th February. www.tesweekendworkshop15.eventbrite.com

    I am also contributing to the specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.www.tesweekendworkshop12.eventbrite.com
    *STOP PRESS * There will also be a Northern Workshop in Manchester on Saturday March 5th. www.tesweekendworkshop14.eventbrite.com

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

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