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Write an eye catching CV

Top Tip: your CV is marketing YOU to your new potential employer!

In the noise of job applications – make your CV ‘stand out from the crowd’.

When you apply to work in a school, your application is the marketing document of yourself.

A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume is a dynamic document that should be altered to emphasise achievements and relevant experience. Include all your responsibilities, achievements and accomplishments that build a picture of your strengths and competencies across a range of skill areas.

Wherever possible back up statements with concrete examples of what you did to attain the skills you are articulating. The CV/resume should be approximately 2 pages long with your name and page number on each page.

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DJM Teaching CV

Include a cover letter with your CV or Resume. 

A letter highlights your best assets and needs to be written clearly and succinctly because the letter is used to assess your written communication skills. Keep your letter to one page in length.

It is vital to make a clear connection between your background and the work you are applying for.

By emphasising and quantifying your achievements, accomplishments and outcomes, the reader will be able to get a clear picture of what you have actually done to develop the skills they are looking for and the scope and scale of your involvement.

Happy CV writing!