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Can anyone provide some constructive feedback on my cover letter? This is my first time applying for teaching jobs. I have had some friends look at it but they are all poli-sci majors and I'd like feedback from some fellow educators. THANKS

*cover letter* Mary Simpson 7680 Thacher Dr Toano, VA 23168

March 5, 2009

To Whom It May Concern,

I am very interested in applying for the elementary teaching position within the Matthews County School system. I have recently obtained a Vermont teaching license from Saint Michael’s College and am in the process of completing my M.ed. in elementary education with a reading concentration. I have also started the process to obtain my Virginia elementary teaching license by June 2010 so I can teach in my home state.

I am a teacher because I am passionate about helping students become life long learners. This past fall I had the opportunity to illustrate this passion when I interned in a multiage 3rd/4th gra...See More
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Old teach Oops! Forgot one important thing- In the first sentence, substitute "any" for "the". That way, your letter can be kept on file for future positions.

On 3/07/10, Old Teach wrote: > OK- First of all, I have been on many hiring committees and > read hundreds of applications, so I feel confident in > commenting on yours. The suggesti...See More
Mar 7, 2010
MSteach THANK YOU Old Teach!!!!! Your suggestions are very very helpful!!

On 3/07/10, Old teach wrote: > > > Oops! Forgot one important thing- In the first sentence, > substitute "any" for "the". That way, your letter can be kept on > file for future positions. > > On 3/07/10, Old Teach wrote: >> OK- First of all, I have...See More
Mar 7, 2010
Sara *cover letter* > Mary Simpson > 7680 Thacher Dr > Toano, VA 23168 > > March 5, 2009 > (try Hard to find the person's name - 'to whom it may concern' is not good. "Dear Sir/Madam is somewhat better. > > I am very interested in applying for the elementary > teaching position within the Matthews County School system. > I...See More
Mar 8, 2010
Leah I am not an expert, but I would try to use "I" less
Mar 10, 2010
Another Job Seeker On 3/10/10, Leah wrote: > I am not an expert, but I would try to use "I" less

I agree. I recently went to a job fair and when I handed an interviewer my cover letter he looked over it briefly and the first thing he said was that "I" should not be used if possible, especially as the first word.
Apr 1, 2010


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