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Application form...handwritten or typed?

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Hellokittycat Tue 17-Feb-15 20:19:48

I'm edging towards hand written as I think it may be useful for the head to see that I have neat handwriting and that I have good spelling without the use of auto correct, although I am wondering if typed may look professional?
What is the general opinion??

toomuchicecream Tue 17-Feb-15 20:22:20

Have always typed. Has the added advantage that as just about all the jobs I've ever applied for have been on the standard LA form, each time I decide to apply for a new job I only have to update it - all my prior experience, qualifications etc are already there and I only have to remember what I've done in the current job.

Why not hand write the cover letter? Although the last 3 jobs I've applied for I did by emailing the form to the school. Based on the applicants to be my new TA (in November), all the applications for that were electronic too.

TheDuchessOfSalford Tue 17-Feb-15 20:24:59

HT DH says typed, every time.

Don't you have to return it via email, though? That seems to be the norm round here, so handwritten would be a faff.

(If you do email it, make sure any email address you have is appropriate for a job application - he once had an application from someone whose email address was or something similar. He put it straight in the bin.)

MaraThonbar Tue 17-Feb-15 21:20:36

Typed!!! Handwritten implies that you don't know how to use a computer - sorry.

Hellokittycat Tue 17-Feb-15 22:11:27

Pretty unanimous then..I will type!

DontGotoRoehampton Wed 18-Feb-15 10:42:03
(off-topic, but when I have to contact a pupils' parent for some reason, always makes mu heart sink when I see her emails address is eg

TheDuchessOfSalford Wed 18-Feb-15 21:29:33

He also had a parent whose email address was along the lines of shock.

Needless to say, he didn't!

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