Finding Teaching Jobs the Smart Way
Looking for a job is hard, especially for teachers. Many job will become available at certain times of the year, when teachers have to announce their plans to move on if they are thinking of leaving. This can make it very pressurised as you might be attending lots of interviews in a short space of time. Here are some tips to make sure your job hunting is as successful as possible:
- Upload your CV online. This way, recruiters will be able to find you. This saves lots of the hard work as you won’t have to seek out positions and apply for them.
- Speak to a specialist education recruitment agency. Find out what positions they have available and whether or not they can help you. Many will specifically work with schools in a certain area, so you can approach them if you have decided on a specific location.
- Approach the school directly to see if they have any openings. The fact you have been so proactive could really work in your favour. The school will remember you and your enthusiasm, so even if there isn’t an opening at the time, you are likely to stick in their mind.
- Work as a supply teacher. This will see you going into lots of different schools and working with many different people. If full time positions come up, they may well offer them to you as you will know the school and the students.
- Be organised. Carry out your job search as you would your lesson planning. Keep a record of everything you have done and make a plan of action going forward. This will help you to keep on track with your applications and interviews.