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Dear Theo: Confused!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by rainbow_gold, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. rainbow_gold

    rainbow_gold New commenter

    Hello everyone!
    Just a quick question - I'm filling out an application for a school, and there is a section in the form to detail all my interests and extra curricular activities, and also a separate section (of 2 sides) to detail my experience and what i can bring to the job. This covers everything that would normally be in my application letter, so is there still a need to do a 2-side letter?
    The application also has to be emailed, so is it enough to simply email the application form with a polite email, or should I still write a letter of application?
    Thank you!
     
  2. rainbow_gold

    rainbow_gold New commenter

    Hello everyone!
    Just a quick question - I'm filling out an application for a school, and there is a section in the form to detail all my interests and extra curricular activities, and also a separate section (of 2 sides) to detail my experience and what i can bring to the job. This covers everything that would normally be in my application letter, so is there still a need to do a 2-side letter?
    The application also has to be emailed, so is it enough to simply email the application form with a polite email, or should I still write a letter of application?
    Thank you!
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    You're new to the Forum, and to jobseeking.
    First go and open the Welcome thread at the top of the page, and read the FAQs and the 2 shortlisting clickables.
    For an effective application, you should send:
    • an application form with every bit filled in, no "See letter"
    • an application letter OR personal statement. Not both but certainly one of them.
    • a cover letter ONLY if you do a personal statement. See FAQs inside the Welcome thread
    • an Executive summary. If there's a space on the form, put it in there; if not, put it at the end of your letter so that it gets printed out automatically. The shortlisting clickables explain about this.
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I shall be doing the Moving into Headship or SLT seminar on Saturday 17th March
     
  4. rainbow_gold

    rainbow_gold New commenter

    thank you!
     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Very best of luck!
    Best wishes to you
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I shall be doing the Moving into Headship or SLT seminar on Saturday 17th March
     

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