My partner recently went on a training course about how senior management shortlist candidates - this is in NHS but the advice he came back with seemed very relevant to any profession. One point they talked about was how they look for letters/personal statements that are structured to the person spec so they can easily 'tick off' the criteria. So... this is what I'm aiming to do with my current letter of application. I did my ES first to see how I meet the criteria. The spec is nicely categorised into sections like 'experience', 'skills', 'knowledge' etc so thought my letter could follow that with a paragraph on each. However my letter seems so jumbled up - I meet the criteria through different job roles (TA, student teacher and now supply) and I'm jumping from one thing to another. In the past I've structured my statement by my experience and fitted the person spec around that. For example, I used to have a nice paragraph about how beneficial supply has been but in my new letter these very good points are all mixed up throughout the letter. Is this OK - perhaps I'm so used to my usual format. Thank you in advance for any advice!