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Dear Theo, new application, new questions!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by natalia2008, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. *gobble gobble gobble* let me retry...

    Hi Theo!
    Hope you are well since I saw you at the Seminar (and too anyone reading this HIGHLY RECOMMENDED [​IMG] )
    So
    I am onto a new application, for what is a brand new community school,
    and the application is a statement of support, and I am halfway through
    my Executive summary.
    So, it has a job specification which I would
    tailor my statement of support into paragraphs using knowledge and
    skills etc. But, it says that in the statement of support you should
    say....
    1) Why you have applied for this post at our school.


    2) My philosophy of teaching and learning


    3) My expertise in my specialist subject area


    4) What I can offer to this brand new school.


    Should I weave these 4 things into my statement of support, but
    still set it out how it is supposed to be like knowledge and skills
    etc. I just want to make sure I have the best possible chance for this
    application, sounds like such a great opportunity.
    I hope I have explained this properly although it may sound a bit confusing.
    Thanks for your help Theo! [​IMG]

     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Hi there again Natalia!
    I should go for their 4 categories in your statement of support:
    with a very clear structure, headings as they say above. And remember: why you have applied has to be from their point of view, so you need to mix´'n ' match the bb and the usp so you have a first paragrapg that grabs them, you are so clearly what they need!
    Best wishes
    _____________________________________________________________
    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.
    By popular demand! In response to Tessers e-mailing in: another Job Seminar now on Saturday 14th May:
    www.tesweekendworkshop25.eventbrite.com
    The next Moving onto Leadship seminar is Sunday 15th May.
    http://tesweekendworkshop24.eventbrite.com/
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  3. Great, that makes complete sense to me!!!
    I am going to try and write the best application ever known to job seekers!
    Hopefully my executive summary will cover everything that maybe my 4 paragraphs don't (the ES is helpfully broken into the knowledge and experience/skills and abilities)
    This application is to be done physically, so I will be including a covering letter to go with it. Although I'm not sure how to approach the covering letter, but apart from that all is clear in my head. [​IMG]
    Thanks Theo! [​IMG]
     
  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Wishing you all the best for your application natalia2008!
     
  5. Thankyou Lara, how goes it with your job hunt?
     
  6. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Sadly no jobs to apply for. Was one last term but no interview!
     
  7. Just have to think that it is resignation time soon, and I have my fingers crossed for a truck load of vacancies for you!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    I should imagine that there are so many of us crossing fingers for so many people nowadays . . . Best of luck to all JobSeekers!
    _____________________________________________________________
    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.
    By popular demand! In response to Tessers e-mailing in: another Job Seminar now on Saturday 14th May:
    www.tesweekendworkshop25.eventbrite.com
    The next Moving onto Leadship seminar is Sunday 15th May.
    http://tesweekendworkshop24.eventbrite.com/
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     

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