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Dear Theo: Should I put headings in my Supporting Statement?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by taraok, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. taraok

    taraok New commenter

    In the Welcome thread you mention putting headings in a letter of application. Would you do this in a supporting statement? Or should I just use the headings as a guidance on how to structure it? I don't know where to start!
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Theo is obviously THE person to advise, but I do use sub-headings in mine.
  3. taraok

    taraok New commenter

    Thanks Lara. Do you use the headings suggested in the welcome thread?
  4. Oh. I've been writing mine as continuous prose- I thought as an English teacher this would be better. Have I got that horribly wrong? :(
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    No, not horribly wrong and not even wrong at all. Everyone is different.
    I happen to like headings because of the reasons I give above. And I would expect it to all hang together as a piece of writing - the headings do not replace an adequate structure, just complement it.
    Do what you wish. Just make it good!
    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 Win That Teaching Job seminar on Saturday February 25th, and also the Moving into Headship or SLT seminar on Saturday 17th March.

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