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Dear Theo - When to apply?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by andy1965, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. andy1965

    andy1965 New commenter

    Dear Theo
    In my area job adverts (for primary) often appear long before an opportunity is given to visit the school, which is often only a few days before the closing date.

    Would you advise applying early and making reference to a booked appointemnt to visit, or wait till after the visit so you can make reference to it in your application?

    Andy

     
  2. andy1965

    andy1965 New commenter

    Dear Theo
    In my area job adverts (for primary) often appear long before an opportunity is given to visit the school, which is often only a few days before the closing date.

    Would you advise applying early and making reference to a booked appointemnt to visit, or wait till after the visit so you can make reference to it in your application?

    Andy

     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter



    Since very many schools (unfairly, in my view) give preference to candidates who visit, I suggest that you wait until you have visited to finalise your application.
    But do all the hard work beforehand, so that it's almost oven-ready.
    Don't forget to read the advice in the shortlisting clickables inside the welcome thread.
    Best wishes
    _____________________________________________________________
    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:
    www.tesweekendworkshop25.eventbrite.com
    The next Moving onto Leadship seminar is Sunday 15th May.
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    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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