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executive summary

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by justgettingthere, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. i have just applied for a job and taken your advice about writing an executive summary, however can you tell me what to do about the points such as good communication skills, dedication to working wih children etc... the ones that you cant answer in a brief comment. Most of the points were easy to summerise but about 1/3 weren't. i just put a section saying point 12-18 see letter. but i'm not sure if there is a better way - help! also i had to make the font quite small to fit on a piece of a4 about 9 or 10.
     
  2. i have just applied for a job and taken your advice about writing an executive summary, however can you tell me what to do about the points such as good communication skills, dedication to working wih children etc... the ones that you cant answer in a brief comment. Most of the points were easy to summerise but about 1/3 weren't. i just put a section saying point 12-18 see letter. but i'm not sure if there is a better way - help! also i had to make the font quite small to fit on a piece of a4 about 9 or 10.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Writing an exec summary can be hard going!
    Firstly - do NOT say "See letter" for anything. It's like writing "See letter" or "See CV" on an application form. We don't want to be moving around between lots of pieces of paper, we want it all in one place. If you cannot think of anything, then just leave them out. 18 points is too many anyway,m so you need to prioritise them and delete the ones that are less important.
    Secondly, an executive summary with point 9 or 10 is too full. It may be because you are trying to put in too many points from an over-long person spec. Or because you are writing too much. You need to summarise (N.B. not summerise . . .) what they say for starters. Experience of successful working with pupils and familiarity with National Curriculum can be boiled down to: Succesful experience using National Curriculum, for example. Your replies can be similarly contracted - they shouldn't be full sentences.
    Good communication skills = Successful oral and written communication with pupils and parents during TP
    Dedication to working wih children = Help with after-school activities and run lunchtime Art Club.
    I am obviously inventing here, as I am guessing that you are a NQT, if not you may be able to write for the last one: 3 years experience KS2 in St Mary's School
    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.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     

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