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Dear Theo et al - Letter or statement? 4 different pieces of advice in pack

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Butterflychic, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Hi there,
    Currently filling in an application that asks for supporting info in 4 different ways!
    • Application Guide: Asks for "information in support of application". Then goes on to list 9 points to cover in the statement, including referring to job/person spec/skills/knowledge etc. Then says: "You may attach additional info in support of your application, no longer than 2 sides."
    • Letter to applicant: Asks for "In regard to additional info section, you need to write a supporting letter no more than 2 sides stating your experience and expertise which is relevant to the post and how you you'll ensure that every learner regardless of background is successful and high achieving.
    • Schools statement: States: The Supporting information section of the form is very important. It gives you an opportunity to explain why you are applying and why you are the best person for this job. Use job/person spec as your guide and give specific examples, where possible, to demonstrate how you match the requirements for this post. If you do not have enough space, please attach a separate sheet. In addition to the application form, please submit a formal letter of application of no more than 2 sides detailing your experience of teaching and learning and the impact your contribution will make in terms of raising standards at our school.
    • App form states: "Information in support section" You may use this space to provide any information you wish, including any interest or unpaid activity. Ensure that you provide a full description of all skills, knowledge and experience that you feel are relevant to the post for which you are applying. Please restrict any additional information you wish to supply to two sides of A4 paper.
    So do you think Exec Summary in the box in the form, then a letter of application of 2 sides? :s

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Hi there,
    Currently filling in an application that asks for supporting info in 4 different ways!
    • Application Guide: Asks for "information in support of application". Then goes on to list 9 points to cover in the statement, including referring to job/person spec/skills/knowledge etc. Then says: "You may attach additional info in support of your application, no longer than 2 sides."
    • Letter to applicant: Asks for "In regard to additional info section, you need to write a supporting letter no more than 2 sides stating your experience and expertise which is relevant to the post and how you you'll ensure that every learner regardless of background is successful and high achieving.
    • Schools statement: States: The Supporting information section of the form is very important. It gives you an opportunity to explain why you are applying and why you are the best person for this job. Use job/person spec as your guide and give specific examples, where possible, to demonstrate how you match the requirements for this post. If you do not have enough space, please attach a separate sheet. In addition to the application form, please submit a formal letter of application of no more than 2 sides detailing your experience of teaching and learning and the impact your contribution will make in terms of raising standards at our school.
    • App form states: "Information in support section" You may use this space to provide any information you wish, including any interest or unpaid activity. Ensure that you provide a full description of all skills, knowledge and experience that you feel are relevant to the post for which you are applying. Please restrict any additional information you wish to supply to two sides of A4 paper.
    So do you think Exec Summary in the box in the form, then a letter of application of 2 sides? :s

    Thanks :)
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Goodness me!
    Obviously written by someone who has never had to apply for a job using that information pack!
    Perfect!
    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.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
     

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