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Dear Theo

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

  1. little_miss_sunshine

    little_miss_sunshine New commenter

    Hi,
    I have been looking at jobs online and have come across a job that is advertised with payspine as MPS. I am on the UPS point 1, does this mean I can't apply?
    Thanks
     
  2. little_miss_sunshine

    little_miss_sunshine New commenter

    Hi,
    I have been looking at jobs online and have come across a job that is advertised with payspine as MPS. I am on the UPS point 1, does this mean I can't apply?
    Thanks
     
  3. Yes you can apply - ups is the upper part of mps.
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    No, that's fine.
    MPS includes UPS - it just means that there isn't a TLR attached to the post.
    But having said that, you know that you are expensive, so you need to emphasise the added value that you provide from your experience.
    Don't forget tpo refresh your memory of the advice for doing a really good application - here's a quick reminder:
    Dear Theo: Cover Letter..
    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.
     
  5. little_miss_sunshine

    little_miss_sunshine New commenter

    Thanks that is very helpful! I must admit I was slightly panicked when I looked at the application pack! It has been a while since I have applied for a job (7 years). It also asks for 2 references one my current head. This is the only teaching post I have had so can I just have one reference? My final placement school is my current school so I can't use my placement.
     
  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    No,they have asked for two, so you must give two.
    That was seven years ago - totally out of date. Not at all appropriate.
    You probably believe, as do many other people (which is why I am replying in full), that you may only have one referee from any school.
    Not so, you can have both at the same school.
    So ask your Deputy Head, or Head of Department, or KS co-ordinator, or Head of Year to be the second referee.
    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.
     
  7. little_miss_sunshine

    little_miss_sunshine New commenter

    Thank you! I am so glad I asked!
     

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