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Dear Theo - Executive Summary

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by LookingtoTeach, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Dear Theo or anyone else who can help,

    I'm a PGCE student at the moment and I'm in the process of applying for my first teaching position. I've become a bit stuck on the exectutive summary, writing about my experience when it comes to subject knowledge or extra curricluar activities is ok but providing evidence of my experience at having high aspirations, enthusiasm or a sense of humour is a little more tricky!

    Any advice on how to approach this would be very much appreciated.

     
  2. Dear Theo or anyone else who can help,

    I'm a PGCE student at the moment and I'm in the process of applying for my first teaching position. I've become a bit stuck on the exectutive summary, writing about my experience when it comes to subject knowledge or extra curricluar activities is ok but providing evidence of my experience at having high aspirations, enthusiasm or a sense of humour is a little more tricky!

    Any advice on how to approach this would be very much appreciated.

     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Firstly, sense of humour: NEVER try to show it in either an application or an interview - telling jokes just doesn't go down well! So you can cross that one off the list.
    High aspirations - can you think of anything that you did at school for that? If not, again you have to leave it out. Enthusiasm - have you ever volunteered to do something? Done the extra bit for something on your TP?
    Writing the executive summary gets easier with practice. Mind you, you could try borrowing some money from your Mum and coming to our seminar on Saturday morning . . . that might help you!
    I'm pleased that you are making the effort to follow the advice - it has helped posters in the past.
    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.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     

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