Post mortem

Tes Editorial

I wonder if you have noticed the trend for advertisers in your Jobs section to omit postal addresses?

We are often left with no idea as to the geographical location of the school or college in question, although sometimes, the name or telephone number does provide a clue. However, this doesn't help when making an application.

Trying to make contact via a recruitment line is like trying to deal with any call centre. Even worse are the "24 hour" answering machines which are often non-functioning.

Email contact address is a real killer. We apply via email, only to have messages returned as undeliverable when the recipient's network is down.

As much as we like to criticise the post, it is still the most sensible way to make initial contact.

David Clark

89 London Road

Kettering

Northants

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