Discussion in 'Job Seekers' started by mykids1, Aug 9, 2009.
Aug 9, 2009
Would it really stand out? Or do districts like the conventional cover letter?
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Oh, Tim... that's funny!
Aug 11, 2009
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!