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Advice on cv and letter of application- for first job move in 20 years!Aghhh

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by teacherjacks, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. teacherjacks

    teacherjacks New commenter

    Hi everyone. Right, its time I moved on from my school -I have been there far too long. So, before I give it a go, any advice on what to include in a cv and how to write the most amazing letter of application please. I have done so much and been on so many courses, what should I include and what shouldn't I include! Do I really need to put down all my O levels etc... Very, very appreciative for any help, as I am finding this daunting. :) Love you all
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Hullo there and welcome to the forum!



    Unless specifically asked for one (eg some Indy schools, or a job abroad), you don't send a cv. Statutory guidance to schools.

    You just need to fill in the application form.

    Don't put in every course. Just recent stuff, say last 2-3 years. Write something like A range of relevant CPD including X, Y and Z. Don't forget to put down CP and S, by the way!

    Only if the form asks for them. Now read the advice articles.

    2. Applying for a job in a school I suggest that you read these in this order

    NQTs start here! *** N.B. ***

    Do I have to tell my Head I am applying elsewhere?

    Pre-application visits to schools

    Why you should always include an E.S. in an application

    How to get shortlisted for a teaching job *** The basic advice***

    How NOT to get shortlisted

    How do schools shortlist candidates?

    Common errors found in applications

    The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth!

    Who should be my referees?

    Can I see my references?

    Can your Head write a negative reference for you? Or refuse to write one? Can you see what was written...

    Step-by-step: How to write an E.S. *** More basic advice ***

    Executive summaries - where to start when no person specification

    Person Spec too long - how do I do an E.S.? And where do I put it? *** Beginners start here ***

    Blank E.S. Pro-forma for job applications***NEW ***

    Application form: how to present long list of posts outside education

    How can I provide details of examination results?

    Can I omit, on an application, a period spent teaching abroad?

    No CPD to put on the application form!

    5 common errors in applications

    Best wishes

  3. teacherjacks

    teacherjacks New commenter

  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, obviously you cannot write an E.S. if there is no job description because no advertised job. But you may find it useful to read this . . .

    Writing speculative letters and sending CVs to schools, just in case . . .

    Best wishes


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