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Dear Theo I am embarrassed

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by ethnic, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Dear Theo

    Happy Easter!

    I have been shortlisted for an interview for a Head of Department position which will commence September 2012. I am very surprised that I have been shortlisted for a number of reasons: 1). I have been unemployed for almost 2 years now 2). I have just spotted 2 spelling mistakes on the letter of application 3.) I addressed the letter of application to the former Head instead of the current Head who started in 2010. This is very embarrassing I know and I am beating myself over it. My question is should I email the Head and apologies ore should I just leave it and not draw attention to it?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Ethnic
     
  2. Dear Theo

    Happy Easter!

    I have been shortlisted for an interview for a Head of Department position which will commence September 2012. I am very surprised that I have been shortlisted for a number of reasons: 1). I have been unemployed for almost 2 years now 2). I have just spotted 2 spelling mistakes on the letter of application 3.) I addressed the letter of application to the former Head instead of the current Head who started in 2010. This is very embarrassing I know and I am beating myself over it. My question is should I email the Head and apologies ore should I just leave it and not draw attention to it?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Ethnic
     
  3. msmuse

    msmuse New commenter

    Well done on the interview. I'm not Theo - I'm much less qualified to answer! However, I would say don't worry about it - you're application was obviously perfect in other ways and demonstrated that you have all the qualities they need to fill the position! I have just secured an interview for a subject leader position, and I have been unemployed/sporadically employed as supply for almost 2 years too! We obviously have the skills and experience they are looking for. Good luck to us! [​IMG]
     
  4. msmuse

    msmuse New commenter

    Bleughhhh...*your* - I hate grammatical errors [​IMG].
     
  5. Thank you msmuse that is encouraging and well done to you too!
     
  6. J2J

    J2J

    Well done ethnic and msmuse. It's encouraging for me too as I have been unemployed for 2 years or so and I am supposed to be on M6. Do you think I would have more chances to be shortlisted and get a job as a 2nd in department or subject leader than as teacher?
     
  7. Hi J2J

    Glad your encouraged. Speaking from my own experience you're more likely to get a job with responsibility as schools will probably go for cheaper teachers if it is just a main scale position. I am on UPS3 by the way so I am a really old and expensive git!

    Best wishes
     
  8. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Happy Easter back to you!
    Well done for getting shortlisted. Now stop worrying over those errors! You have nonetheless been shortlisted, so they are keen to see more of what you have to offer. Forget contacting them about it.
    Just get stuck in on the Interview clickables inside the Welcome thread, so that we can have a nice new thread from you called Dear Theo - I got that job!
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
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    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
     
  9. msmuse

    msmuse New commenter

    I love that - I am too!!
     
  10. msmuse

    msmuse New commenter

    Same! It's a problem for us when competing against feisty, young, enthusiatic, energetic and cheap NQTs [​IMG]
     
  11. msmuse

    msmuse New commenter

    Oh! double (triple now) post [​IMG]
     
  12. J2J

    J2J

    Me too [​IMG] ....it seems...
     
  13. Thank you Theo and to everyone else.

    By the way I have been told I look 10 years younger!

    Happy Easter!
     
  14. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    You can still be feisty and an expensive old git [​IMG]
     
  15. msmuse

    msmuse New commenter

    Oh I can be feisty, but I'm usually just more of an old git!
     
  16. J2J

    J2J

    What's up Ethnic and Msmuse? Any good news? I have followed your example, applied and been shortlisted for a deputy head of faculty...interview next week.
     

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