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Dear Theo- Supporting Statement/Executive Summary?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by taraok, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. taraok

    taraok New commenter

    I am filling out an application form and my brain is fried! I have read all your advise Theo, as well as several other threads on Personal Statments etc...
    At the end of the application form, it says "Write in support of your application here. Explain how you meet the requirements outlined in the Person Specification". Is that where I put my ES? And, if so, what should I then include in my supporting statement? Surely most of the info will be included in the ES. Should the supporting statement just elaborate on the ES points? I don't want to be repeating myself!

    I hope this makes sense!
     
  2. taraok

    taraok New commenter

    I am filling out an application form and my brain is fried! I have read all your advise Theo, as well as several other threads on Personal Statments etc...
    At the end of the application form, it says "Write in support of your application here. Explain how you meet the requirements outlined in the Person Specification". Is that where I put my ES? And, if so, what should I then include in my supporting statement? Surely most of the info will be included in the ES. Should the supporting statement just elaborate on the ES points? I don't want to be repeating myself!

    I hope this makes sense!
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    A summary is a summary. It sets out the points in a tabulated form.
    Much of the brief, non-sentence information in the summary will also be in the statement or letter, but in proper sentences in proper paragraphs, perhaps with headings, and arranged possibly in a different order.
    Your statement will also probably include things relating to your personal philosophy of education which are not in the more objective summary against their criteria.
    I suggest that you have both; there will be some overlap, but a summary of something of course will have this.
    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.
    www.tesweekendworkshop87.eventbrite.com
    www.tesweekendworkshop90.eventbrite.com
     
  4. taraok

    taraok New commenter

    Thank you Theo. That clears it up for me. So shall I put the ES on the back page of the application form, or put it at the end of my, seperate, supporting statement? xx
     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    If there's a space on the form, put it there.
    Best wishes
    P.S. sepArate . . .
    _______________________________________
    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.
    www.tesweekendworkshop87.eventbrite.com
    www.tesweekendworkshop90.eventbrite.com
     

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