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Dear Theo: application form, CV and covering letter?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by chstace, Apr 22, 2012.


  1. I have found my dream job to apply for but I need to complete 3
    different forms--application form, a CV and a covering letter. I have
    just completed the application form and my CV contains all the same
    information! What should I put in my CV that is different ie not
    qualifications, employment history, interests, referees, from what I
    have already put in my application for? This is for an independent
    school, a sector where I have never worked before so any advice would be
    very welcome.
    Thank you in advance.
     

  2. I have found my dream job to apply for but I need to complete 3
    different forms--application form, a CV and a covering letter. I have
    just completed the application form and my CV contains all the same
    information! What should I put in my CV that is different ie not
    qualifications, employment history, interests, referees, from what I
    have already put in my application for? This is for an independent
    school, a sector where I have never worked before so any advice would be
    very welcome.
    Thank you in advance.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    CVs are so out of fashion in teaching (there is Statutory Guidance to maintained schools that they shouldn't ask for them), that most people cannot really remember what they look like! But Indy schools are a law unto themselves . . .
    Yes, the CV repeats the form. What you have put seems reasonable to me. Do a google for Teaching CV and see what it says. But don't make it too American - make sure that you read the two shortlisting clickables inside the Welcome thread that warns against daft Mission Statements etc.
    And of course you should go to the Independent forum and read the Welcome thread there, to get a feel for the sector. They will be looking for an outstanding teacher (prove it!) and for you to be offering to go the extra mile or two, especially in the cross-curricular/co-curricular (see which their website calls it) activities. Make sure that you say what you would actually like to run, and what things you would be very keen to help out with.
    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.
    I shall be contributing to the Moving into SLT seminar on 5th May.
     

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