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Dear Theo - help needed with my letter of application

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by agaskell, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Dear Theo,
    I am applying for a job at an international school in Hong Kong and all they want is a letter of application and my CV. I am still quite new to teaching so have not applied to many teaching positions and am not too sure what exactly is required in my covering letter.
    Do you have any tips? Or anything I should avoid?
    I am not too sure of the tone as what I have written I have tried to convey my enthusiasm and passion for teaching, and for teaching at an international school but I worry that it might come across as a bit "emotional"!
    Any help would be much appreciated!
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Hong Kong eh? How exciting!
    Enthusiasm is always good, so I shouldn't worry about that. My two tips are: have you done an executive summary? Read the shortlisting clickables inside the Welcome thread for information on this.
    And second one is: Google teaching CV. This will give you some tips and examples. As these are no longer used in UK applications, it's quite a good idea to see what Google has to say about them.
    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.
  3. Hi there
    I had to write a CV for teaching supply agencies earlier this year and I found some good CV samples on their websites. I am not sure if I am allowed to post a link to an agency on here, but, as Theo said, you'll find them easily enough through google.
    Good luck!!

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