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Dear Theo - Job asks for cv and covering letter-i have a copy of both my references, shall i add?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by natalia2008, Jan 20, 2011.


  1. Hi,

    I am going to apply for a job by online appliciation.

    I
    am upload a covering letter and CV. I do however have a copy of both my
    references (final report from tutor and from school). These are both
    very good reports.Will this help to get me shortlisted or not at all as
    they just asked for cv and covering letter.

    Should i attach to the end of my covering letter/cv or wait until they ask these off my referees.

    Thankyou

    p.s Thanks for all your feedback lately, it has really helped me do my job application!
     

  2. Hi,

    I am going to apply for a job by online appliciation.

    I
    am upload a covering letter and CV. I do however have a copy of both my
    references (final report from tutor and from school). These are both
    very good reports.Will this help to get me shortlisted or not at all as
    they just asked for cv and covering letter.

    Should i attach to the end of my covering letter/cv or wait until they ask these off my referees.

    Thankyou

    p.s Thanks for all your feedback lately, it has really helped me do my job application!
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    I am surprised that they ask for a CV.
    Schools are advised by the govt not to ask for this. Must be an independent school that hasn't got the message yet. Or an international school which is not subject to UK regulations.
    I hope that you are doing an executive summary too, and attaching it at the end of your letter.
    No, don't send unsolicited references. They are valueless - as far as the school is concerned, you could have forged them!
    Make sure that you read all the advice in the Welcome thread - the FAQs and the shortlisting clickables are the ones to read.
    Best wishes!
    ____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I shall be doing Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contributing to the Job Application Seminars and Weekend Workshops over February half term. We shall be looking at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Weekend Workshop on applications is on Sunday 23rd January. Contact advice@tes.co.uk for more details on all of these.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  4. Hi Theo,

    It's a post for an SCE school.
    I have read about your executive summary and alot of the stuff at the beginining, I have written a covering letter addressing all of the points from the personal specification and given them headings.
    My letter cover letter is 2 pages with paragraph heads, so i assume i should do an executive summary for it?
    Thankyou
     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes. No-one asks for it, but it is very useful for getting an interview.
    Dear Theo: Executive summary works- I have an interview
    The benefit of an executive summary
    taking Theo's Advice

    ____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  6. have taken your advice and spent thelast hour writing one. thankyou
     
  7. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Good luck!

    ____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     

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