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Dear Theo - applying for a job where I have failed to shortlist

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Ultrafin, May 1, 2012.

  1. Thanks Theo, I am surprised that you advise not mentioning my previous application though. It is a very small school, and I visited for the first application, so it would seem sensible to say that on my previous visit I gathered much about the school.

    Even so, should I really not mention the previous application?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    They may, or may not, remember the application but if you have been following all the advice here and have now written an improved application, you don't want to remind them of a previous application which didn't catch their attention enough to shortlist you last time.
    If they remember, you want them to be impressed by you NOW, against a different cohort of applicants.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    You didn't ask whether you should mention a previous visit, you asked whether you should mention a previous unsuccessful application.
    I still suggest that you do not draw their attention to the application. You can mention having visited the school but without making it obvious that this was linked to a rejected application.


    Posted from my Galaxy Tab
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    You didn't ask whether you should mention a previous visit, you asked whether you should mention a previous unsuccessful application.
    I still suggest that you do not draw their attention to the application. You can mention having visited the school but without making it obvious that this was linked to a rejected application.


    Posted from my Galaxy Tab
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