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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.
    www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars
     
  4. Thank you all so much for your help and advice! Fingers crossed...x
     

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