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Dear Theo-reference advice

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by TheoGriff, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Certainly the UK HoD from 2010 would be a good bet. 2006-8 would be possible too, although it is a little time ago. As a general point, by the way, it doesn't matter if you have two referees from the same school. You could therefore have a Head and a HoD from a current school, especially if you've been there for some time.
    However, a much bigger problem is that you are not currently based in the UK. You must attend in person for a face-to-face interview; video conferencing will not do. Unless you are applying for SLT posts, a school in the UK is highly unlikely to pay your fare from abroad. And might feel uncomfortable asking you to pay your own, since there is no guarantee that you'd get a job.
    So you are at a disadvantage for being shortlisted.
    Read this thread for some background on returning to the UK.
    End of contract and applying for a post in the UK for September?
    You should also read the shortlisting clickables in the Welcome thread. Many posters have found that this advice really works.
    read theo's advice and do the executive summary people, it really does work, seriously!!!!
    The benefit of an executive summary
    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 am timetabled for the October 22nd Win that teaching job seminars - see you there!

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