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first ever job application... not shortlisted

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by berryness, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. As the title says really, I am currently on my primary PGCE and had carefully put together my application taking into account all the wonderful advice on here, and received a letter today stating that after careful consideration of my details that they were unable to include me in a final shortlisting exercise [​IMG] Just wanted to vent my disappointment really!
    Still it was nice to get a letter to let me know I suppose and I have 2 school visits next week to keep me busy!
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, unusual to get a letter - most schools nowadays don't tell you that you are unsuccessful, as it'stoo time-consuming.
    And I'm afraid that, Yes, not getting shortlisted is still very common, as there is a huge over-supply of teachers, especially in Primary, and fewer jobs available this year.
    So don't take it too much to heart. Have a nice bar of chocolate to cheer you up.

    [​IMG]
    Hope you enjoy the visits next week!
    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 Workshop I'm doing that still has vacancies is on 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, or e-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Oh, disappointing I know, but take heart that they bothered to contact you- normally you are left to work out for yourself 'Well, it's been a fortnight/ 2 wks now, so the post has porbably gone!
     
  4. Hmmm - I went for an interview last June that went very well and I haven`t heard yet - but they might just be busy and a tad behind with the paperwork - I am sure I got the job.
     
  5. skeptucator

    skeptucator Occasional commenter

    I am a secondary science teacher (supposedly a shortage subject) and after finishing my PGCE last year it took me 48 applications to find a job. I live in the North East and it is particularly competitive here as I couldn't afford to move away having just left university.
    Do not give up - every time I was rejected it was another blow but I soon realised that even when you are given an interview, many times the school know who they will be employing anyway. Whether that's someone who is on PGCE placement there or a temporary cover teacher now applying for the permanent position. I was interviewed 7 times and each time told how close I was but the other candidate had 'more experience at that school'.
    My job has now been made temporary and I'm starting the process all over again. 8 applications so far this year and no luck as of yet. The best advice I could say would be to have your application checked by the TSL group. If you need it done quickly its £80 but it is worth it at least at first to check that your base documents are sound.
    I called for feedback last week and was informed that for the science position there had been over 120 applications, as the year goes on the competition will reduce.. hopefully.

    Good luck.
     
  6. skeptucator

    skeptucator Occasional commenter

    I think TSL need to franchise and branch out up North!
     
  7. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    How could you franchise me. Laura? I'm the One-And-Only TheoGriff!
    We are, however, considering a day in Manchester or similar - if you think you might be interested, then e-mail Julia to express an interest, that will help the decision whether or not to go North. Advice@tsleducation.com
    P.S. Yesterday's score was not a 5 . . . . I was given a 5* (Gets out Brasso to polish his halo)
    ___________________________________________________________
    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 Workshop I'm doing that still has vacancies is on 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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