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Dear Theo, Executive Summary - Page 3?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by minnieminx, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    I apply online for posts in my LA and there is therefore no opportunity to add/attach anything to the form. Just an online thing on the LA website, no idea what it looks like when printed out in a school. I could fill it in by hand if I asked the school to send me a form, so I know what that looks like.

    There is ample space to copy and paste a two page letter of application/supporting statement, call it what you will, into the relevant box. I do absolutely see the point of an executive summary (even if just to focus my mind and aid my prose writing!), but would I just copy and paste it to the end of my supporting statement, so it presumably comes out as part of the form when printed in school? Or would I email it separately, seeing as the form won't be emailed so it isn't just a case of two attachments instead of one?

    Thank you.
     
  2. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    I apply online for posts in my LA and there is therefore no opportunity to add/attach anything to the form. Just an online thing on the LA website, no idea what it looks like when printed out in a school. I could fill it in by hand if I asked the school to send me a form, so I know what that looks like.

    There is ample space to copy and paste a two page letter of application/supporting statement, call it what you will, into the relevant box. I do absolutely see the point of an executive summary (even if just to focus my mind and aid my prose writing!), but would I just copy and paste it to the end of my supporting statement, so it presumably comes out as part of the form when printed in school? Or would I email it separately, seeing as the form won't be emailed so it isn't just a case of two attachments instead of one?

    Thank you.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Hi Minnie
    I would always try and keep the number of attachments to a minimum.
    If you are allowed/asked to send a separate letter or statement, I would put the Exec summ as the third page there. This way it gets printed out automatically and not left behind.
    If there is a space on the form for a statement, I would put the exec summ there, and then have a separate letter of application.
    However, you say that you have only the form - which seems to be expandable - and no way of having anything else. In that case put the exec summary at the end of the statement, giving you an extra page there.
    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.
    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. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Thank you.

    There isn't a way of sending anything else except completely separately from a different system. I could of course email anything I like to the school. But sending them an exec summary via email and then the application via the LA website wouldn't guarantee the two ever met up again!

    Thanks again.
     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Good point!
    _________________________________________________________________
    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!
     

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