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@theogriff (and anyone else!) ... applying but for later start date..

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by piskycards, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. piskycards

    piskycards New commenter

    help please @TheoGriff or anyone else who has been in this situation.
    I've seen a job I'd like to apply for..but it's April start (too late as haven't yet handed in notice!) I'd like to apply anyway under guidance from a teaching colleague who suggests that if they did want me they could make do until September ..
    Can I apply but add it in that I can't start til September ? Where would be a good place to add?
    Thanks guys
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Yes indeed.

    At the very end of the application letter, when they are already wowed by you and are dying to have you on the team.


    Make sure that you talk to your Head before applying - not about the date alone, but as set out in the article on that. Have you found all the applications advice articles?

    Tag me @TheoGriff if you can't see them.

    Best wishes

  3. piskycards

    piskycards New commenter

    I've got an interview!!! Anything else I should know @TheoGriff ?!
    It's been a while!!!!
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Oh that's great news!

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

    3. Preparing for Interview I suggest that you read these in this order

    Does calling for a reference mean that you've been shortlisted for interview? ***NEW ***

    Help, I've got an interview! *** The basic advice ***

    Teaching an observed lesson at interview

    Using mind-mapping for interviews *** The best-loved advice ***

    Tell us about yourself - dream or nightmare question? *** Read and note this ***

    Daft Interview Questions

    What shall I wear to the interview?

    Interviews – making a positive first impression

    How do you decide who to appoint?

    What excuse can I give for going to interview?

    Child Protection: the questions, NOT the answers

    A typical Child Protection Policy

    Two interviews and a dilemma

    Interview feedback - they blamed my experience, but they knew that when they shortlisted me!

    SLT interviews - possible questions

    In-tray exercises. Deputy Head

    Assistant Head interviews

    General interview questions

    Questions to ask at the end of your interview

    On here we have a very nice tradition that when you actually get a job, you started a brand-new thread (not adding it to this one - a brand-new thread) where you told us your good news. You call it Dear Theo - I got that job! and this gives everyone a chance to congratulate you. It also gives them hope and inspiration for their own jobseeking, to see you successful.

    Make sure you congratulate someone when you see a thread like that!

    So I will end by saying that we look forward to seeing your Dear Theo - I got that job!

    Best wishes


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