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Dear Theo - supporting statement AND covering letter?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by rainbowsandrain, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Hi Theo,
    The application form for a job for which I would like to apply states that applicants should state and develop three reasons why the governors should consider them for the post. Is this the same as a covering letter in which I 'sell myself', or would I also need to include a covering letter? If I did, it would be likely to be shorter as some of the points I would make in the covering letter would be in the supporting statement. Would this be ok?
    Sorry if this is a silly question, I've never come across this before!
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Me neither!
    Is there also a job/person specification?
    I reckon that it is, but they are asking you to make it very structured, and have only 3 parts in it. Personally I'd rather like doing an application like this, because you can surely think of 3 key points about yourself to talk about.
    I would do this and an executive summary.
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    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.
     
  3. Thanks Theo, that's so helpful. There isn't a person specification as such, but the duties of the teacher are outlined.

    Thanks again, you have made things so much clearer!
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Hope it all goes really well.
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    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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