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Help in writing a cv and letter of application

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by teacherjacks, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. teacherjacks

    teacherjacks New commenter

    Hi everyone. Right, its time I moved on from my school -I have been there far too long. So, before I give it a go, any advice on what to include in a cv and how to write the most amazing letter of application please. Very, very appreciative for any help, as I am finding this daunting. :)
     
  2. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    You need to repost in the Jobseekers Forum. Theo has lots of advice there and in this section of the site too.
     
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  3. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Agree with above poster but you may find that the advice will be 'don't bother! ' as rarely do schools ask for CVs. The norm being application forms and supporting letters. I had to write a CV recently but it was for consultancy work.
     
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  4. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I agree. If the post is in a state school or an academy, a CV will not be required.

    In order to ensure that all applicants provide the same information (and also, to an extent, for child safeguarding purposes), application forms are almost universally used.

    As to the letter of application, this will depend on the post being advertised, the job description and the person specification.

    A generic letter of application accompanied by a CV is a sure-fire way of NOT landing the post!
     
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  5. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    And the letter will only be "amazing" if you can fill it with "amazing" facts, data etc relating to your teaching, leadership, etc.
     
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  6. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    What did we say before everything / everyone became 'amazing '
     
  7. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Or everyone wanted to find their "dream" job in their "dream" school.

    NB If I had a tenner for every time we've had the "dream" job/school people come back the following year and tell us they wanted out because it was horrid...
     
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  8. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    'Swinging', 'fab' or 'groovy' if you lived in the 60s.

    'Gradely' if you come from Yorkshire, or 'gallus' if from Scotland.

    'Eximious' or 'prestantious' if you have a classical education.

    'Supernacular' if you only pretend to have a classical education.

    'Topgallant' for those with a nautical background.

    'Bodacious' or 'righteous' if you are enthralled by American CB radio culture or find Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure in any way entertaining.

    and

    'Splendid' if you are Sean Connery playing James Bond.
     
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  9. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Ah yes the dream job scenario. I blame X Factor and the like where it has become everyone 's dream to sing / perform. ' It's all I have ever wanted to do' nonsense from folk who are barely 16 ! - aaaargh ! Actually I do know of a school website ( I once worked with their Head ) where it talks about ' having / pursuing a dream ' . Blah !
     

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