1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded education professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice

Multiple job applications

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by scarliell, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. scarliell

    scarliell New commenter

    When I completed my teacher training 13 years ago we were recommended to only apply for one job at a time. I have searched the good ol' net for answers on this but to no avail. Is this still the case or is it acceptable to make more than one application at a time, obviously carefully tailored to each specific school.
  2. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter


    I've tagged @TheoGriff, @Middlemarch and @CWadd to come along and give you more detailed, experienced advice, but most definitely - if you see several jobs that you can 'tick the boxes' and show through the all important ES that it's a good fit - yes.

    Also given that there are certain times of the year where many jobs are listed, just applying for one, then waiting a week or two to hear back would exclude you from other potentially just as suitable jobs.

    Ps. I think one of the above posters will probably make a comment (negative) about listening to your teacher trainers!
    wanet and CWadd like this.
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    That's me!

    I always say How many selection panels for appointing teachers has your Uni tutor been part of recently?

    Yes, get applying for every suitable job. How do you know that it is suitable? By doing an E.S. to see if you fulfil the criteria.

    What on earth is an E.S. ? :)

    Read on . . .

    Applications advice: I have included here links that may not be relevant to you, for the benefit of other posters.

    2. Applying for a job in a school I suggest that you read these in this order

    NQTs start here! *** N.B. ***

    Do I have to tell my Head I am applying elsewhere?

    Pre-application visits to schools

    Why you should always include an E.S. in an application

    How to get shortlisted for a teaching job *** The basic advice***

    How NOT to get shortlisted

    How do schools shortlist candidates?

    Common errors found in applications

    The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth!

    Who should be my referees?

    Can I see my references?

    Can your Head write a negative reference for you? Or refuse to write one? Can you see what was written...

    Can I ask a school not to contact my referees just yet? ***NEW ***

    Step-by-step: How to write an E.S. *** More basic advice ***

    Executive summaries - where to start when no person specification

    Person Spec too long - how do I do an E.S.? And where do I put it? *** Beginners start here ***

    Blank E.S. Pro-forma for job applications***NEW ***

    Letter of application for a teaching job ***NEW ***

    Sharing letters of application, supporting statements and executive summaries ***NEW ***

    Application form: how to present long list of posts outside education

    How can I provide details of examination results?

    Can I omit, on an application, a period spent teaching abroad?

    No CPD to put on the application form!

    5 common errors in applications

    When the time comes to go to an interview, there's more reading - just start a new thread to ask for it!

    Best wishes

  4. scarliell

    scarliell New commenter

    Thank you both so much. Yes I am already working on my ES...quite intense work! I must say that using this forum is so helpful, thank you again for your advice and support, it makes the process much less lonely!
  5. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Indeed so, if they're peddling that kind of nonsense! Only apply for one job at a time!
    wanet likes this.
  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Yes, very difficult, but very worth while!

    Glad we are of help.

    Best wishes

  7. CWadd

    CWadd Star commenter

    No - you apply for as many jobs as you think you fit, or you think fit you. Use Theo's advice!
    wanet likes this.
  8. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    Are you sure that they really said that. Perhaps you misunderstood?

Share This Page