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Dear Theo...please help application confussion...

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by TheoGriff, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    For an effective application, you should send:
    • an application form with every bit filled in, no "See letter"
    • an application letter OR personal statement. Not both but certainly one of them.
    • a cover letter ONLY if you do a personal statement. See FAQs inside the Welcome thread for the difference
    • an Executive summary. If there's a space on the form, put it in there; if not, put it at the end of your letter so that it gets printed out automatically. The shortlisting clickables explain about this. It looks as though the forms have room for the executive summary, so put it there and then do a separate application letter.
    The Welcome thread clickables explain about an executive summary.
    They will be looking out for the personal statement and cover letter - but I am intrigued why you are doing these two - much simpler just to have the one, the letter of application, unless they specifically tell you to write a personal statement.
    You do know what a cover letter is, don't you? Shouldn't be more than 3 lines . . .
    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.
    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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