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Dear Theo- covering letter for e-mail application

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by fififred, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Hello, frequent lurker and occasional questioner here!

    Having submitted 7 applications and got interviews for every application I am confident about my form filling, exec. summary etc. One of the feedback points I had from an interview was that my covering letter was strong and not to change it soooooo, what is my problem this time!

    For the first time I have to submit the form by e-mail, the head has requested this when we visited the school. I will attach the exec summary as an additional attachment, but I am worried my standard A-4 size covering letter will be too long to read on a computer screen! No letter has been asked for, and the form is a standard LA form with space for a personal statement so should I just do a briefer covering e-mail this time. I am so nervous because my old format of form, letter and exec. summary has worked wonders so far.

    In summary my question is, is do I do a reduced covering letter to make it more readable on a screen? ( Why did I waffle to get to this point- maybe you can see why I haven't secured a job from the interview!!!)

    Thank you, yet again.
     
  2. Sorry, I realised the formatting was wrong, went for a search to edit it and ran out of time to edit my post.

    Has this worked?
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Can't see the problem here . . .
    Who says it will be read on screen? And even if it is, there's something called a scroll function . . .
    No.
    Do just as you always have.
    Application form
    Letter as an attachment, put the executive summary as page 3 so it gets printed out automatically. Or read if they really are reading on screen, although I doubt it.
    Having everything e-mailed just means that they can have all the applications neatly together on a computer, in my view, and they will print out what they want.
    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 Win That Teaching Job seminar on Saturday February 25th
    www.tesweekendworkshop87.eventbrite.com
     
  4. Well, the Head said that we needed to e-mail otherwise she loses paper, and that if we were called for interview we would need to bring a hard copy with us- for signatures etc. She rather implied they would be short listing from the screen, but logistically that would be difficult I would imagine!

    Will do as you say, and stop panicking!

    Thank you.
     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Exactly what I said! She wants them all together on a computer!
    Good luck.
    ___________________________________________
    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 Win That Teaching Job seminar on Saturday February 25th
    www.tesweekendworkshop87.eventbrite.com
     

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