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CV for talent pool applications

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Saratxu, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Saratxu

    Saratxu New commenter

    Hi,

    I am an MFL PGCE student and I want to get a head start by joining a few talent pools. The problem I have is they all ask for a CV and we haven't covered how to do this in university. Now I know how to write a CV for any other job, and I have one that would be ready to go, but I assume that for teaching it needs to be different? Are there any websites/ clever people out there who could give me a few pointers??

    Thanks in advance [​IMG],
    Sara
     
  2. Saratxu

    Saratxu New commenter

    Hi,

    I am an MFL PGCE student and I want to get a head start by joining a few talent pools. The problem I have is they all ask for a CV and we haven't covered how to do this in university. Now I know how to write a CV for any other job, and I have one that would be ready to go, but I assume that for teaching it needs to be different? Are there any websites/ clever people out there who could give me a few pointers??

    Thanks in advance [​IMG],
    Sara
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    How unusual, schools rarely ask for CVs these days.
    Anyway i think a teaching CV would look similar to an 'ordinary' CV (if there is such a thing?)
    You need to have a section on your personal details, possibly a section on your teaching philosophy, why you went into training for teaching etc., a section on your teaching experience placements, what you did year groups etc and possibly a section on you, special interests etc.
    Have a look at some Local Authority application forms and convert the data they specify into a prose document CV.
    Not much help but a pointer at least.
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes - try googling "Teaching CV".
    Best wishes
    __________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars
     
  5. Saratxu

    Saratxu New commenter

    Thanks everyone for the pointers!

    Sara
     
  6. From my own experience of talent pools, and those who I have known who have applied for them, joining them is a waste of time. I spent a lot of effort applying for LEA talent pools and some specific to named schools, but I heard no more about any of them.
     

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