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Applying for jobs via CV

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by argemone_rose, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. argemone_rose

    argemone_rose New commenter

    Good evening,

    I have a job about etiquette really.

    I have been teaching for around 10 years now and currently have two middle leadership roles, one pastoral based and one curriculum.

    I’m looking to move across the country as where I live is hugely expensive and not really worth it. I also have family where I am looking to move to. With that in mind, I was wondering if it would be okay to just send my CV to schools that I am interested in working in. I also teach a high-demand subject.

    Is this something that is “done”? Or should I just wait for schools to advertise?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. becky70

    becky70 Occasional commenter

    Safer recruiting guidelines will prevent a school appointing you with just a CV. You could contact these schools and ask to be notified of any vacancies that come up or even just ask where they advertise.
     
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  3. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    I have known a number of schools who have appointed from contacts made in this way-its cheaper than advertising you have nothing to lose by trying. Do tailor the letter/email to suit the school however and schedule it for after half term when jobs begin to be advertised-Good hunting
     
  4. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter

    Go for it. I have known people to pave their way to jobs by sending a c.v. to possible schools. Make sure you send your c.v. to a named individual as schools may receive quite a number of speculative letters and if it’s not clear who it’s for it could end up in the bin. I’d also recommend sending a hard copy - I think there’s a higher chance of someone actually flicking through it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. All the best!
     

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