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Discussion in 'Professional development' started by cherylaj, Apr 23, 2007.
Any tips or advice on writing the letter? I've sent two off and haven't heard a thing.Help
What department are you wanting to head? I've had success twice, leave me your email and I'll send it. Just thinking tho, you're not in Doncaster are you, I don't need the competition!
Thanks Piccadilly I'd be really grateful. No I'm not in Doncaster. My E-mail is: email@example.com
Thanks in anticipation.
any chance I can get a copy too? (no where near Doncaster ;o)
please may i have a copy
Hello? I've just found your exchanges about the letter. I have struggled - in vain. Please, Piccadilly, could you find it in your heart to send me a copy? P.S I'm a ferry ride away from your 'patch'! firstname.lastname@example.org
Please can I be cheeky and have one too!!!
Many Thanks in advance
P.S not in your area so no competition
Would you be so kind as to send me a copy too.
Any chance you can post a generic form of that on a site somewhere?
hi, could i have a copy of the letter too?
Thanks- also nowhere near Doncaster!
I am working on my letter, but finding inspiration hard, since this is my first HOD job.
Any help please mail me on email@example.com
I dont know if you still have a copy of that letter, but would greatly appreciate it or a letter that any of you used when you were applying for a HOD position firstname.lastname@example.org
Any help would be grateful, email address is email@example.com
forgot to say dept is business and economics
Dear God - this thread is SEVEN years old! How relevant do you think that letter is now?
AND it has probably being doing the rounds of every school in the country, with people passing it on to friends!
You do know, don't you, that some Local Authorities and schools are using the same software as is used by UCAS to identify plagiarised statements? And if they find plagiarism in your application, you will be disqualified?
You'd do better going to the JobSeekers Forum and reading the blogs there with applications advice.
Meet Theo on line on the TES JobSeekers Forum, where she answers jobseeking and careers queries regularly each week.
Indeed. Not only will you then be able to draft your own letter of application for this HOD post, it'll teach you how to do them forever after.
That's got to be better than feverishly trying to plagiarise some ancient letter that's practically a historical artefact!
not sure whether 'plagiarising' is the right word (although some people may certainly use or have used a copy of that letter in that way).
Apart from that, I for one fail to see why that letter should be unsuitable just because it's seven years old? To me, this sounds like saying one can't learn from old textbooks - it probably depends very much on what one is after. If nothing else, one can certainly get an idea of how to structure such a letter or topics one should raise, perhaps even use the odd phrasing (of course adapted to one's personal circumstances).
just my two pence