Advice on cover letters mid year

Discussion in 'Job Seekers' started by TerriInCa, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. TerriInCa

    TerriInCa Companion

    Jun 15, 2012
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    Sep 28, 2012

    So I was going to stick things out where I am, but things have gotten worse, so I am starting to look for a new job.

    I have a couple schools in my area that are hiring.

    How would you structure your cover letter?

    Do I state why I am leaving mid year?

    I don't want to sound like a flake, but I have legit reasons for leaving.

    Money for 1 ( I was told 1 salary at hire and a different at contract signing after I started working there!)

    Second the school is in trouble with the school district and may loose its charter before the end of the school year. (something I found out today!)

    Any help would be appreciated. :thanks:
  3. Sincere

    Sincere Rookie

    Sep 18, 2012
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    Sep 29, 2012

    It might be in your best interest to leave for the reasons you stated. I wouldn't mention why I left unless asked specifically by the P, however. You definitely don't want to seem unreliable.
    I can't believe they lied about your pay though!
  4. Luv2TeachInTX

    Luv2TeachInTX Comrade

    Aug 4, 2012
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    Sep 30, 2012

    I would structure your cover letter the same as you would for any other job. Definitely do not mention your reasons in it as to why you're looking for another position. Cover letters focus on your strengths and successes/results with students and why you would be a good fit for that particular school.

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