Has anyone used the Waxler cover letter?

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  1. mykids1

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    Would it really stand out? Or do districts like the conventional cover letter?
     
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    I have modified my cover letter to include some of the tips that Waxler recommends. However, I have not been given an interview based on anything I have submitted to P's. I don't know if my letter would stand out if the market wasn't so flooded or not. But, I don't think it hurts :)
     
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    about halfway through summer i switched to a waxler type letter. i havent received any interviews before or after. i didnt however send many of the new letters out because there have been very few openings for the last month.
     
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    In my humble opinion, the format of the Waxler cover letter reminds me too much of those ads that try to get me to buy into the latest internet moneymaking scheme. I did use bullet points and very dynamic, proactive language, though, like he recommended. I just didn't start the letter with something like:

    What would you do if you learned

    America's Next Greatest Math Teacher Wants to Teach in Your District!!!

    G-minus 7 days, 20 hours

    MathManTim
     
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    yeah i think the importan thing is o take the bits and peices of advice that work for you. for example i would never do the p.s., i think it looks so unfrofessional. the major thing i use of waxler's ideas is bolding the beginning of my paragraphs. i really love me new cover letter more than the old but like i said i havent gotten any bites either way...i do kind of wished i had started using it earlier though.
     
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    I don't even know what this is... If it is like the Math Man described, I think I might get a chuckle if I were on an interview team and not take the person serious.
     
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    Oh, Tim... that's funny!
     
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    I think it works.

    I applied for countless jobs in the beginning of the year and got NO BITES. I switched to a modified version of this cover letter (three top points why I would be a good candidate at the top and three short statements with the initial sentence bolded) and received calls. I've landed 2 part time education jobs using this cover letter.

    Most important thing to do: follow up on your resume a few days to 1 week after you initially submit it. That's how I caught the eyes of both my future employers (I start both new jobs in two weeks! Yay!!).

    Good luck everyone!
     

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