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Dear Theo ...

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by bd3fml, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. I have read a lot of your posts which have been very helpful, thank you! I am going to apply for a post in an international school and the job only asks for a CV and recent photograph .. no supporting summary or letter. There also isn't a job description with the post, therefore I was thinking of sending my CV and after visiting the school website I have adapted my teaching statement within my CV to meet the needs of the school. I have read under your 'what not to do' section that you shouldn't just submit an application form without a statement... in this circumstance what would you advise I do, is my teaching statement in my CV enough?
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    International jobs are different, as you know.
    I would suggest a max 2-page CV and then a 1.5 - 2 page statement or letter of application. I think that they take it for granted that you will write something. If you have a statement within your CV, just make sure that the whole thing doesn't look too long. I know that this sounds daft, but peopel just get reading-fatigue with long documents!
    Read this for more advice:
    https://community.tes.co.uk/forums/t/458885.aspx?PageIndex=1
    Best wishes
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    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. Thank you very much, that is a real help and the link is also very valuable. I have decided to cut my teaching statement in my CV and send a 1.5 - 2 page statement as I felt I was trying to cut it short in my CV and not providing the information as well as I could, thanks again!
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    That sounds good!
    We have a tradition on here that when you get a job, you start a new thread called Dear Theo - I got that job!
    This allows people to congratulate you, gives me a chance to award you the Sparkly Star, and provides hope for all other posters when they see it.
    So we look forward to yours!
    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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