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Dear Theo - Application Headache!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by BikerWife, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Hi Theo,

    I'm coming to the end of my probationary year and worrying desperately about the year ahead. I have seen one job advertised in my subject area and it has asked for a letter of application accompanied by a full cv. So,

    1) How long should a letter of application be and what content should be included?

    2) CV. Should I hark back to my previous career before entering teaching (I'm slightly more mature than most) or keep my work history relevant to the post?

    3) Would an ES count as a letter of application or would that be something different?

    Thanks for your help

    A very stressed probationer
     
  2. Hi Theo,

    I'm coming to the end of my probationary year and worrying desperately about the year ahead. I have seen one job advertised in my subject area and it has asked for a letter of application accompanied by a full cv. So,

    1) How long should a letter of application be and what content should be included?

    2) CV. Should I hark back to my previous career before entering teaching (I'm slightly more mature than most) or keep my work history relevant to the post?

    3) Would an ES count as a letter of application or would that be something different?

    Thanks for your help

    A very stressed probationer
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Q1 2 pages. See
    NQTs - how to write a good personal statement
    Personal Statement
    Q2 A state school should not be asking for a CV, so I assume that it is an indy (or in Bonnie Scotland). The whole lot, but be very brief for the non-education bits. Very brief - just dates and employer and job title
    Q3 No no and NO! You need to read the shortlisting clickables in the welcome thread to help you understand this - an executive summary is in addition to a letter of application.
    See the FAQs in the Welcome thread, that will explain other points to you.
    Stop stressing now! 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.
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  4. Thankyou - Feeling much calmer now!

    Fingers crossed.....
     

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