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Stuck with an application! Help!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Chris19842, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Hi, I'm a secondary ICT PGCE student and applying for a job for only the second time. It says in the application pack the following:
    If having read the details, you feel you would like to come and join our team of committed staff please apply by completing the application and writing a statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) in support of your application.

    and I've written a supporting statement. On the application form, it has the following question and then two pages to answer it. Now I'm wondering, can I just write "Supporting statement attached", or do I have to write something for this as well? If I do have to answer it, what can I write? How does it differ from the supporting statement? I think I would just say the exact same stuff as whats in my supporting statement, and repeating myself can't be good!
    <font face="Times">This section of the application form is very important, as this is where you demonstrate your suitability for the job. Read through the advertisement and the job description to get a clear view of what the job involves. The person specification describes the necessary skills, experience and qualifications we are looking for. Pay particular attention to those areas on the person specification described as essential. </font> Always remember to specify your responsibilities rather than those of your section or department[/i]
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    This is where your executive summary can go showing all the job spec criteria & how you fulfil them.
    Check out exec. summary on the 'pinned thread' at the start of this forum. Very good ( and proven) advice there from Theo.
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Sometimes they don't make themselves clear, but it's never a good idea to just write See attached on a form.
    If they ask for it on a form, they want it all together on the form, not having to search around.
    Lara's point is good - put your executive summary in here. As you have two pages, you can let youirself write fuller answers than normal.
    Best of luck!
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshop I'm doing that still has vacancies is on Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars, or e-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com
    Look forward to seeing you!

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