Idiom of the Week: “Hot Potato”

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Sorry about the little week off last week; I just needed some time to get my head into gear and start applying for some jobs. Anyway; back to this week’s Idiom of the Week, which is Hot Potato. Yes, I know another foodie one.

Hot Potato is classed as a “smart idiom”; and the meaning is “Speak of an issue (mostly current) which many people are talking about and which is usually disputed” or “a situation or issue that is difficult, unpleasant, or risky to deal with.” Some people feel that it is a slang word.

Examples of this idiom are:

‘Gun control is a hot potato within parliament’

‘The environment is likely to become the political hot potato of the next parliament

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Writing a Wicked Covering Letter…

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Hey everyone; I have found a few jobs that I want to apply for on the Jobs Board. However; they are all requiring a covering letter – I have done covering letters for my current job but I have never really written one for a TEFL position. Does anyone have any tips or tricks for me?

I have a lot of experience of working with people and I know that this is one of the many qualities that the schools that are in need of TEFL teachers want.

Do you think that I should have a generic covering letter and change the name of the “school/company” each time I send it or should I make each letter personal to the School/company?

I want to make it personal for each school/company but when that be truly productive when it comes to applying for TEFL jobs? I have also registered on other TEFL Job Boards that are scattered all over the internet.

IC Bilbao has been one of the places I have been very interested in going to in Spain. I ‘follow’ them on most of the Social Media platforms and I feel that I would fit with all the other members of staff. They have not requested a covering letter; just my CV – which before writing this post I sent my CV to them via their website.