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Letter of application

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Alice W., Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Alice W.

    Alice W. New commenter

    Dear Theo,
    I am applying for a new teaching job (after many years at the same school) and am struggling a bit with completing the application and letter. Do I write it as a letter or is the 'executive summary' instead of this?
     
  2. Alice W.

    Alice W. New commenter

    Dear Theo,
    I am applying for a new teaching job (after many years at the same school) and am struggling a bit with completing the application and letter. Do I write it as a letter or is the 'executive summary' instead of this?
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, the whole job application thing is very confusing, I agree.
    For an effective application, you should send:
    • an application form with every bit filled in, no "See letter"
    • an application letter OR personal statement. Not both but certainly one of them.
    • a cover letter ONLY if you do a personal statement. See FAQs inside the Welcome thread
    • an Executive summary. If there's a space on the form, put it in there; if not, put it at the end of your letter so that it gets printed out automatically. The shortlisting clickables explain about this.
    So the executive summary is an additional extra . . .
    Good luck!
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I shall be doing the Win That Teaching Job seminar on Saturday February 25th, and also the Moving into Headship or SLT seminar on Saturday 17th March.
    www.tesweekendworkshop87.eventbrite.com
    www.tesweekendworkshop90.eventbrite.com
     
  4. Alice W.

    Alice W. New commenter

    Dear Theo,
    Thank you very much for your reply. At this moment in time, It means a lot to me.

     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    You seem to be a bit down about the whole application process. If you still feel like that in a few days' time, it might be worth coming to the Win That Teaching Job seminar on Saturday week. Assuming you don't live in the Shetland Isles! It could just give you a bit more confidence for making an application.
    After "living" in one school for a stretch, it can sometimes be quite hard to imagine getting to know a new school, and just the job hunting can seem like a great big cloud over your head. i know.
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I shall be doing the Win That Teaching Job seminar on Saturday February 25th, and also the Moving into Headship or SLT seminar on Saturday 17th March.
    www.tesweekendworkshop87.eventbrite.com
    www.tesweekendworkshop90.eventbrite.com
     

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