A different take on the prompt, but still in the spirit of said prompt: Were you dropped on your head when you were a child, or…what? Potter forced himself to keep smiling at me. I thought his cheeks were threatening to spasm from the strain.
You are perfectly right. Amey October 25, at 3: My ideal would be something ever so slightly more formal but still in conversational language. This essentially plays the same role as the cover letters I see discussed here, but also part of the role that a resume would play.
I never know if I should incorporate all of the criteria from the person specification into paragraphs in a letter, use bullet points, or a table. In this case the person specification is a separate document and the criteria is not actually listed on the form.
Amey October 26, at 2: So you want to make it as clear as possible to people reading a hundred applications that you tick all of those boxes. The example is really important. For us and the sort of jobs I hire for student-facing professional services with some specialist knowledge required you do want to come across as personable and professional but something too chatty will look a bit out of touch.
We have a quick look but expect you to pull out the relevant points in your personal statement. Hope this helps a bit! Laura I posted above that this would really put me off in the UK.
They are are clearly very different cultural job marketplaces. Obviously it was a great success in the US, so fair dos. Then again I was never comfortable with the stereotypical American enthusiasm. Maybe the right, very low-key, in-house position would dig it but I would generally opt for formality just to be safe.
Even legal tech jobs are formal in their hiring processes.
CoffeeLover October 25, at 3: It sounded pompous almost. I made it more to the point and direct while still being formal. Took out the big fancy words. Does that sound alright? Princess Consuela Banana Hammock October 25, at 3: Lawyers are pretty aggressive about passive voice i.
Unfortunately a lot of lawyers never quite figure out the distinction between clarity and formality. You can be formal and easy to read, which includes cutting out pompous words. The Voice of Reason Who are these mythical lawyers whining eschew the passive voice?
I never see judges. Working Hypothesis October 25, at 5: The first thing they taught us was to dump the passive voice out the nearest window and never use it again.
The second was never to use a long Latinate word when a short Anglo-Saxon word would do. Susanne October 25, at 3: For example — look at how your standards of dress have remained formal, whereas the rest of the corporate world morphed to business casual a long time ago.
I say this observationally and matter-of-factly, not judgmentally. Princess Consuela Banana Hammock October 25, at Folks used to appear in court in morning dress some still do in the Supreme Court.
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