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Dear Theo: NQT applying for college position; advice and tips please

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by f.a.b, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Hi all,
    I'd appreciate any help/advice/tips on an NQT applying for a college KS5 position please.

    They have confirmed it is suitable for NQT's and my PGCE was specific to this specialism subject at KS5 too, in addition I have been privately tutoring one to one KS5 students for this subject successfully for the past 2 years.

    Do I stand a chance? anything to boost my application please?

  2. Also, in the main application there is a space about 10 lines that says 'anything else you'd like us to know'

    but I have said everything in my letter of application. Any suggestions on what I can add in there? Maybe my hobbies? :s
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Firstly, make sure that you have read the shortlisting clickables in the Welcome thread, and then follow the advice. Most important thing.
    Then think about what will be different - managing that age group. What can you say about that? And helping with UCAS choices perhaps in your subject?
    Something that shows that you are aware of the difference between a 11-18 school and this.
    There are some v good colleges about - I used to be Vice-Principal of one, so can say that with confidence!
    Only if they are hobbies that you would like to use to run on help run a club or activity. If so, make this specific. Got a First Aid qualification? Clean driving licence and would like to get minibus driver qualification? That sort of thing.
    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.
    I shall be doing the Moving into Headship or SLT seminar on Saturday 17th March

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