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Dear Theo- confusion (sorry duplicate thread)

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Kidders, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Kidders

    Kidders New commenter

    The school say: 'please apply by letter of application, enclosing a current C.V and completed application form.'
    The application form has on it a blank section entitled Supporting Information, where it advises you to include evidence of how you meet the essential and desirable criteria set out in the person spec. It adds: tell us about things you have been responsible for or involved in, what you have achieved and feedback given. Include examples form paid and unpaid work or other activities you have undertaken in your personal life that are relevant to the job. Include information about why you want the job and anything else you wish to add. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . My Q is- Is this 'supporting information' the letter of application? And if so should i start with Dear Mr X and include my address etc (even though it is a section of a larger application form and has a border thingy around it?!) OR is this my 'personal statement'?? Q2> ALSO , should I include an additional sheet on the executive statement, or is this it? i.e do i set the 'supporting information' section out like an executive summary, or stick to a more formal 'essay' response? Finally, Q3> Do i include a covering letter along with everything else, or is there no need for this?
     
  2. Kidders

    Kidders New commenter

    The school say: 'please apply by letter of application, enclosing a current C.V and completed application form.'
    The application form has on it a blank section entitled Supporting Information, where it advises you to include evidence of how you meet the essential and desirable criteria set out in the person spec. It adds: tell us about things you have been responsible for or involved in, what you have achieved and feedback given. Include examples form paid and unpaid work or other activities you have undertaken in your personal life that are relevant to the job. Include information about why you want the job and anything else you wish to add. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . My Q is- Is this 'supporting information' the letter of application? And if so should i start with Dear Mr X and include my address etc (even though it is a section of a larger application form and has a border thingy around it?!) OR is this my 'personal statement'?? Q2> ALSO , should I include an additional sheet on the executive statement, or is this it? i.e do i set the 'supporting information' section out like an executive summary, or stick to a more formal 'essay' response? Finally, Q3> Do i include a covering letter along with everything else, or is there no need for this?
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    OK let's look at this . . .
    Q1 I suggest that in space on form you put the exec summary, or the essential bit if it doesn't all dit in
    Q2 No, never put a Dear Sir in a form. This is NOTt he letter that they are looking for anyway
    Q3 If you have a letter of application, you do not need covering letter.
    So:
    <ol>[*]Executive summary on the form. [*]Separate letter of application, with, if it doesn't all fit in on the form, the executive summary attached as page 3 of letter (so it prints out automatically)[*]That's it</ol>Best of luck
    _________________________________________________________________
    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.
    There is now another seminar on Applying for Senior Leadership on 13th March.
    www.tesweekendworkshop17.eventbrite.com
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  4. Kidders

    Kidders New commenter

    How can I not repeat myself in the letter of application and the supporting statement?! I read it to mean the supporting statement is the 'personal statement' and the Letter of application is just the name of the process, ie apply by letter of application including X, Y and Z. ?
     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    You don't have a supporting statement <u>and</u> a letter of application.
    One or the other.
    See the FAQs in the Welcome thread, that will explain it to you.
    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!
     
  6. Kidders

    Kidders New commenter

    Ah but this is what they have requested... A letter of application and a completed application form (which has a big section on it called Supporting Statement)
     
  7. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, as I said, you put in that bit your exec summary.
    No problem.
    Best of luck
    ______________________________________________________________
    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 Job Application seminar where you can meet me in on Saturday 2 April.
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     

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