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Letter of application and personal statement?

Discussion in 'Independent' started by laura198, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. laura198

    laura198 New commenter

    I’m applying for a job at an Indy. Advert says to send a letter of application, CV and the application form. Fine... but the application form also has a personal statement box?

    Happy with the letter of application but then what do I do with the personal statement box?
  2. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    There are many possibilities, but this is what I would do:
    Personal statement: how I meet all the bits of the person spec
    Letter: Why I'm the perfect candidate for the school and the role and my philosophy and all that

    Actually if it wants a CV, I tend not to bother applying!
  3. laura198

    laura198 New commenter

    Thank you. That’s what I was thinking. I would love to get away with just a ‘how I fit the person spec’ table but perhaps I ought to write it properly...

    I agree the CV is a waste of time. But it’s already just about there and I want the job!
  4. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    LOL I always think schools should just send the person spec as a table, with all their bits in one column and applicants just fill in the other column with bullet points.
    Then a quick one page letter about philosophy and a short form to check qualifications and all that jazz and that's it. Done!

    Best of luck.

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