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Teaching job hunters given application advice

Published: Thursday, 17 June 2010   Category: Career Advice

Graduates interested in securing teaching jobs should ensure that their CVs stand out from the crowd, according to a leading education union.

Duncan Woodhead, an organiser at ATL, admitted that an increasing number of job opportunities now require candidates to fill out a standard application form online.

However, he also noted that a well constructed CV and tailoring a covering letter to the exact personal specification of each individual role will stand job hunters in good stead.

"What is going to be noticeable is involvement in communities and voluntary activity," he said.

"Read the role profile on the job description - make sure that you are specifically tailoring your skills [and] your experiences to what they are looking for."

Mr Woodhead added that applicants should also be sure to detail what they have learnt on their placements, either during or after their PGCE year.

Meanwhile, thinktank Reform Scotland claimed recently that Scottish graduates should pay retrospective university tuition fees when they rise above the country's average wage threshold.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19844636-ADNFCR

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