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Dear Theo, recommendations for first teaching post CV

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by LouLou84, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Dear Theo
    Can you recommend any websites which give good advice on the content and layout of CV's for first teaching posts?
    Any other advice on what to include (and not to include) would be greatly appreciated.
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Well this is a nice quick question to answer.
    Do nothing. Write nothing. Include nothing.
    The official advice to schools is that they should not ask for or use CVs from applicants for jobs in schools. They should have an application form and then a personal statement or application letter.
    So don't waste your time on this - and if your Uni tutors have told you to do this, then complain!
    Having said that, it's a good idea to draw up a CV for yourself, with all your dates, qualifications, jobs etc., to make it easier to fill in that part of the application form, but you don't have to produce a CV for a maintained school post.
    The Welcome thread here includes some clickables that give you advice on an application in general. You get that for free! If you are in the money, then you could contact advice@tes.co.uk for details of the various services that we offer, including me sitting down with you individually toi help you, or attending a seminar with 18 other people to get advice on applications, executive summaries and interviews.
    But read the free stuff first!
    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I shall be doing Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contributing to the Job Application Seminars over February half term. We shall be looking at application letters, executive summaries and interviews. Contact advice@tes.co.uk for more details.
    Look forward to seeing you then!

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