Emailing Principal after...

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  1. Lessa99

    Lessa99 Rookie

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    Hey Friends, I completed an application for a district in which my future father in law has worked for the past 34 years! He left a message for the principal recommending me, and I want to proactively email the principal, but Im not sure how to phrase things...

    Sample:

    Dear Principal,

    I am writing you this email in regards to the Social Studies teaching positions that have opened within District #. Upon the recommendation of "Father in Law" I have completed the application process including uploads of my Letter of Interest, Resume, Transcripts, and Teaching License.

    I would like to express my interest to you as an applicant for these positions. I am available to speak further with you about any of my credentials at your earliest convenience. I have also attached my Letter of Interest and Resume for your review.

    Thank You for your time and consideration, and I eagerly look forward to hearing from you!

    Lessa99



    How does this sound? Anything else I should add or omit? Any help would be appreciated before I send this out!

    Thanks Friends, Lessa
     
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  3. Mathemagician

    Mathemagician Groupie

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    Letter looks fine, but are you sure you want to work in the same district as your father-in-law...eep!
     
  4. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    May 25, 2012

    Leave out the reference to your FIL. You don't want to emphasize any hint of nepotism.
     
  5. AlwaysAttend

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    Relative recommendation... :(
     
  6. Lessa99

    Lessa99 Rookie

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    He is not my FIL yet, I haven't married yet, and it is kind of removed because it would be my wife's sister's husband's step father...haha...

    So is a relative recommendation a bad thing? I just thought having anyone and everyone I can think of putting in a good word in this competitive market would be a good thing....
     
  7. HOPE-fulTeacher

    HOPE-fulTeacher Comrade

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    I think that mentioning people in the district who you've worked with in the past or who know of or have seen your work is a plus...but I don't know about relatives.

    Also, I'm really not seeing how this guy qualifies as a "father in law". He would be your FUTURE (not current) brother in law's father...not your father in law.
     
  8. AlwaysAttend

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    Only if they can attest to your abilities as a teacher. Even then, anyone who got a job without the "help" of a relative would resent it. It's tough enough to get a teaching job, having a relative shouldn't give anyone a step up on the competition.
     

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