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Dear Theo - more than 2 pages?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by supply slave, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. I only ask this as the advert doesn't specify a maximum and I really want this job. So I'm going to town on this letter and can see it will come out at something like 2.5 pages.Wadya think?
  2. I suspect Theo will say no more than two pages and he does have a lot of experience. I can only say from my experience I have been interviewed for each job I have applied for and been successful with a 3 page personal statement. Having said thatI have followed the rest of Theo's advice on shortlisting to the note and it has been brilliant, particularly the executive summary. I guess the page thing just comes down to the individual selection panels...maybe I have just been lucky.
    Hope this helps
  3. My apologies for the wadya - I have absolutely no idea what came over me. Perhaps now is the time to jack it in for the night - I have a very nice Chianti Classico just waiting to be savoured.I have sweated enough blood for one night methinks
  4. dizzymai

    dizzymai New commenter

    I quite liked the wadya. Enjoy the chianti. I am going for a G and T.

  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    The thing is . . .
    The thing is that . . .
    The thing is that shortlisters are human. And when we see an application which is in tiny type. Or has got thin margins top, bottom and sides. Or goes over 2 pages (unless a SLT post), then our hearts tend to drop.
    Two sides only, plenty of white space, looks good, makes us want to read it, and we start with a happy heart.
    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    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.

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