Even teachers who have had several years experience in the teaching profession can find it extremely difficult to secure a new job. The problem clearly isn’t a lack of experience, but rather understanding how to best position and present their information so that future headteachers will take notice of what they actually have to offer.
When a headteacher reviews your CV and application, looking to understand how you may fit into the role the Department and the school setting. A CV is written like an autobiography, basically everything from past to present, with no specific information or detail, fails to give customised information that will actually prove you meet the schools and the department needs. What you need to do is highlight specific experience skills and techniques that enable you to show a good match to the needs. You do this by carefully reviewing the job requirement, understanding in detail the school’s needs, and then thinking/demonstrating how proficient you are around those needs within your CV/application. Sometimes simply presenting highlights of what you have to offer at the top of your CV can make all the difference.
While detailing roles and responsibilities at earlier jobs under work experience can help improve keyword matches when the CV’s run through an applicant tracking system, it also needs to present good detailed information once it gets into the hands of the headteacher. They will be looking for information on how your actions within the job brought the outcome and results. When you share information like this, provide tangible information so that headteacher can better understand the type of experience and situations that you before faced and are more than capable of achieving on the new job. One big tip which we’ve previously mentioned is using the “STAR” technique, situation, target actions results more information can be read here.
Those who are hired for the job typically once you’ve related well with the head. They’ve shown how they fit in and share similar passions beliefs. To help build that connection with any future headteacher on your CV/application, indicate affiliations, volunteer work, hobbies and aspects that may be outside of the working sphere yet that all relatable. For example, if you know that the head is a football fan from reviewing the schools website annual a football supporter as well including a brief mention at the end of your CV/application can help build a stronger connection. Your professional affiliations with related fields and industry groups on social media like LinkedIn and Facebook can also help show to any future employer share a passion within the same space they do.
These are the simplest strategies and techniques to help improve your teaching CV/application. The more you can tailor your information and experience, the easier be for employers to take notice and start follow-up action with you. So employers you can meet their specific needs wants and desires and connect with them showing you are a similar person.