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who is it addressed to and what about referees?! Help!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by allthatglitters, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Hi,
    I am considering applying for a post which is advertised in the school that I have been working in for the last 5 years. ...but I have a couple of 'silly' questions that I need a bit of help with.....
    -who do I address the letter of application to?- head or (chair of) govenors?
    -what should I do about selecting referees?- usually this would be the head, but surely this is not possible in this circumstance?

    Also......how many years back should you go when writing about job history on your application form/cv?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    I suggest that you go and talk to your Head or Deputy Head about this. Courtesy as well as getting the info!
    Normally I would say address it to the Head, if s/he has signed the letter that came with the application pack. And give the Head or Deputy as your referee, depending on what they say when you go to talk to them.
    You must have all your work history since schooldays. This is for Child Protection reasons. But be sensible: don't put down every part-time temporary job that you had in Tesco and McDoinalds.
    Sept 1998- July 2002. A variety of part-time posts in retail and catering whilst studying.
    Don't forget to read the advice in the clickables inside the Welcome thread.
    Good 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 Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
  3. Brilliant!
    Thank you so much for the advice!
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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