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Which jobs to include?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Bex28, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. This is probably a silly question, but...
    I'm currently halfway through filling out an application, and there are three blank spaces for previous jobs. Now, teaching-wise I've only had one job, my current one where I joined as an NQT! Before this I was in full-time education at Uni, I always had part-time jobs (receptionist, waitress, etc) but obviously feel a bit silly putting these when it really has no relation to education whatsoever - although I do argue that once you've been a hotel receptionist, Year 11 Set 5 are a piece of cake!
    I seem to remember that when I applied for my current job I put my placement schools down, but now that seems a bit silly too.
    So, do I put down the previous part-time jobs, do I put my placement schools down, or do I leave a big blank space for the sake of simplicity???
    Thanks in advance for any advice! I know I'm probably overthinking the situation, but I'm applying to a school that I really love the look of, and don't want to muck up the application in any way.
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Is there a section on 'Other employment' on the form? If so, put 'Placement in schools x, y & z. Other temporary work during Uni including short-term work as receptionist, waitress etc.
    Hope that's correct but it's what I'd do on my form which do have a section like this.
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, good answer from Lara!
    Best wishes
    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 Applications Workshop I'm doing that still has vacancies is on Friday 25th February. www.tesweekendworkshop15.eventbrite.com

    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for more details of how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
  4. Thanks very much - it all just comes under employment history. I think I'll put the placements down, then and do it that way. I've clearly marked them as PGCE placements, so can't imagine there woud be any confusion!
    Thanks again :)

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