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Dear Theo

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Butterflychic, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Dear Theo
    I am currently filling in an application for a job that doesn't state what it requires in terms of supporting statement.
    The form has a small box for Other relevant experience and skills which states it's to be kept brief. No other instructions anywhere.
    Should I send a letter of application?

    Thanks
     
  2. Dear Theo
    I am currently filling in an application for a job that doesn't state what it requires in terms of supporting statement.
    The form has a small box for Other relevant experience and skills which states it's to be kept brief. No other instructions anywhere.
    Should I send a letter of application?

    Thanks
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, you should!
    Have you read and followed all the advice? There's masses of help available on here - have you been checking all the clickables and other help threads inside the Welcome thread?
    My advice on writing applications is contained mainly in those shortlisting clickables inside the welcome thread here on this Forum. Also, you should read the FAQs.
    For an effective application, you should send:
    • an application form with every bit filled in, no "See letter"
    • an application letter OR personal statement. Not both but certainly one of them.
    • a cover letter ONLY if you do a personal statement. See FAQs inside the Welcome thread
    • an Executive summary. If there's a space on the form, put it in there; if not, put it at the end of your letter so that it gets printed out automatically. The shortlisting clickables explain about this. It looks as though the form has room for the executive summary, so put it there and then do a separate application letter.
    The Welcome thread clickables explain about an executive summary.
    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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