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Dear Theo - application form advice

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Max Decimus, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Hey Theo, thanks for your previous advice. Another few questions if you could be so kind,

    1) On the application form I am using there is a box that says 'Relevant Training Courses attended including In-service training.' I presumed that this meant training courses that I have been on as a teacher however it asks for the level of the course and the month and year it was obtained. Do you think this is referring to courses I have been on as a teacher including NQT courses or something else?

    2) It asks for Membership of Professional Associations. What does this mean and does it include Unions? I am aware that previously you stated that I should leave nothing blank.

    3) Finally, there is a final box where it says that you should demonstrate that you have the specific work experience etc but says that you can include 2 separate pages. This is where I would usually do a summary statement instead but should I use this box for the Executive Summary or should I include a separate sheet. I'm a bit anxious that the ES as a separate sheet could look like I'm trying to include 3 pages, and more than they asked for.


    I'm sorry for all the questions, these should be the last. As you've stated previously, it's so hard to get a job these days so I want the best advice possible to make sure my applications are as good as they can be.
     
  2. Hey Theo, thanks for your previous advice. Another few questions if you could be so kind,

    1) On the application form I am using there is a box that says 'Relevant Training Courses attended including In-service training.' I presumed that this meant training courses that I have been on as a teacher however it asks for the level of the course and the month and year it was obtained. Do you think this is referring to courses I have been on as a teacher including NQT courses or something else?

    2) It asks for Membership of Professional Associations. What does this mean and does it include Unions? I am aware that previously you stated that I should leave nothing blank.

    3) Finally, there is a final box where it says that you should demonstrate that you have the specific work experience etc but says that you can include 2 separate pages. This is where I would usually do a summary statement instead but should I use this box for the Executive Summary or should I include a separate sheet. I'm a bit anxious that the ES as a separate sheet could look like I'm trying to include 3 pages, and more than they asked for.


    I'm sorry for all the questions, these should be the last. As you've stated previously, it's so hard to get a job these days so I want the best advice possible to make sure my applications are as good as they can be.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Q1 Anything that is professional development except PGCE. Even though it wants specific dates, you can include Regular CPD sessions in school on topics such as Child Protection, AfL, etc, 2007-2011 without months.
    Q2 NOT union - this is personal and nothing to do with them. You might be member of Geographical Society, for example. If nothing, thenb leave it blank - that's fine.
    Q3 I would put Exec Summary there, then do a two-page written statement.
    Thanks for the numbered questions - so much easier!
    Best wishes
    ____________________________________________________________
    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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