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Dear Theo - How much to include in the personal statement...

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Lara mfl 05, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Personally I would have thought the 'interview criteria' would be dealt with at interview so don't waste valuable space but just ensure your personal statemen/ executive summary is really fab. so they can't wait to meet you in person at that interview!
  2. I think: address all the 'Application' points. Just shove them in clunkingly so whoever's reading cannot fail to notice that you meet all the shortlisting criteria, e.g.:
    I have excellent knowledge of differentiation, for example I...
    I have experience of teaching KS2, for example I...
    You might find that you can touch on the other points, but I wouldn't worry about smacking the panel around the face with them. At this stage, you're just looking to clear the 'shortlisting' hurdle...
    Hope you get it x
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Some nice replies above.
    A lot of the points that are deemed to be checked at interview etc will be covered by your Executive Summary, so I would go for concentrating on those essentials that are to be shown in the application.
    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.
  4. Thank you all so much for your help and advice! Fingers crossed...x

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