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Dear Theo - what do you think of this advert??? blunder or not?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by leavinglondon, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. I had posted this in the assessment thread - dont ask me why? [​IMG]
    I have been looking around at adverts to see schools' buying
    buttons, job descriptions etc for AHT jobs and have come across some
    interesting and shockingly worded ones. When looking at some in and
    around LONDON - I came across this advert (Please scroll down and look
    at the 3 attachments in order to apply for the job).

    Somewhere along the line, it had said 'one must address all the points
    in the JD/Person Spec when filling out the application form. As far as I
    can see, there was no JD/Person Spec but information about the school's
    plans which is sooo general I think they might have just copied it from
    their SDP or something -I may be wrong.


    I then checked out the council's website and found the same job here:


    the advert only had the application form but not the other documents
    which were on the other site. Still no JD/Person Spec.Is this a genuine
    error or is it a result of not putting in much effort to make this
    advert right because it is only being advertised to cover the school's back - the decision has already been made as to who will get the job
    (internal candidate).

    It is interesting that blunders, if
    it is a blunder, like these can be made by schools but when prospective
    candidates are jobseeking, they might have their forms binned for one
    error or the other.

    How would one apply for this?
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Come on, come on, LL!
    You´ve been lurking around this Forum long enough to know that it´s best to NUMBER your questions instead of burying them in a long post . . .
    (making me work extra hard. Moan moan moan)
    Almost certainly.
    Doubt it. And even if there is a favoured internal candidate, that doesn´t mean that a better external doesn´t have a chance. Who would deliberately appoint a second-best?
    Yes indeed. But there´s only one of their jobs, and perhaps 200 or 300 candidates applying for it.
    Find on TES a similar job and use their job/person spec (if ringing them doesn´t get you one).
    Best wishes there!
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    By popular demand! In response to Tessers e-mailing in: another Job Seminar now on Saturday 14th May:
    The next Moving onto Leadship seminar is Sunday 15th May.
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!

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