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Dear Theo- help! What should my letter of application say when I have worked there before?!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by TheoGriff, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Very sensible!
    Have you read the shortlisting clickables in the Welcome thread?
    My advice on writing applications is contained mainly in these shortlisting clickables inside the welcome thread here on this Forum. Also read the FAQs.
    For an effective application, you should send:
    • an application form with every bit filled in, no "See letter"
    • an application letter OR personal statement. Not both but certainly one of them.
    • a cover letter ONLY if you do a personal statement. See FAQs inside the Welcome thread
    • an Executive summary. If there's a space on the form, put it in there; if not, put it at the end of your letter so that it gets printed out automatically. The shortlisting clickables explain about this.
    Main thing to avoid is assuming that they already know all about you. Pretend that you are writing for a school who has never set eyes on you, spell it all out in full.
    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
     

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