Well, it depends how keen you are, and how much spare time you have. A job that you are particularly keen on, it is often worth giving it a go. But one that just is a job among many others, then if you don't fit the spec, the time spent may be not worth the effort, since you aren't desperately hoping to get it. And do you have strengths for the rest of the essentials? If spo, that coulkd outweigh the one less good point. Have a go at a first draft and see how convincing your application seems, and then decide from there whether you will go on to polish it or just bin it. 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 Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate. New <u>Job Seminars</u> on Sunday 26 June. www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com Probably more in the early autumn ready for the next lot of job ads to come out. Keep an eye out for the dates! A new <u>Moving into Headship and SLT</u> seminar is on 18 June. www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com See the full programme www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars E-mail Julia on firstname.lastname@example.org for how to book a meeting with me personally.Look forward to seeing you!