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Dear Theo - CV Help, returning after travel

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by sophmic, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. sophmic

    sophmic New commenter

    Dear Theo,

    I have just returned from traveling around Asia and living in Australia and am struggling to incorporate all the experience I have gained into my teacher CV. I worked in Australia from April 2015 - April 2016 as a tele-fundraiser, a role which I excelled in as I was able to use a lot of the skills I developed through teaching to raise money for charity. My teaching and managerial skills helped me get promotions to team leader at 2 separate fundraising companies and I would really like to show this in my CV somehow. I also did some private tutoring while I was there and during my summer back in Europe I taught English to foreign students in Malta.
    At the moment I am just looking to do supply teaching to ease myself back into full time teaching but am struggling to structure my CV. I would like to highlight how my work experience in Australia will improve my teaching skills but also make sure my CV is very education-focused, and also highlight the great experience I had teaching before I left.

    Does anyone have some advice as to how I should structure my CV? Leave it completely in chronological order or separate my teaching experience from my managerial experience? Thanks
  2. And100

    And100 New commenter

    Sadly TheoGriff has left the TES but two other ladies, Dr Emma Kell and B Yusuf appear to have taken her place.
    I used Kent University Careers website to improve my CV. It is very good. I have provided a link to the CV section. Have a look at this article and the 'stand out CV' link at the end of it. The second link gives a step by step guide to CV writing, provides a format and access to Andrew Fennell's jobseeking materials. These include emails with stand out CV tips. I'm still jobseeking but my CV has improved vastly since the beginning of my search.
    Good luck :)

  3. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    I advise separating teaching from the management experience over a chronological presentation. Most schools use standard application forms to get a chronological view anyway.
    If you are going via an agency it would be the teaching experience they would look for to secure you an initial post- this time of the year is usually a very slow period for supply work.

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