CV & interview tips

  • How to write a killer CV
    2016 is a brand new year, making it the perfect time to overhaul your CV. Follow our advice to ensure you get the best FE jobs for you.
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  • Here are our 7 top tips to command the attention of a classroom, master your presence and exude confidence in public speaking.
  • We take a look at cover letters, offering 6 tips for how to write a great cover letter when applying for a teaching job in FE.
  • We look at how to make your apprenticeship application look its best, by showing the recruiters what they really want to see.
  • Emails are one of the primary ways that we communicate with one other, and its no different in the teaching & FE sector. If you craft your email properly, you help the recipient understand importance and key details.
  • When interviewed for an FE teaching job you should expect questions on your subject of expertise, current issues in education and your approach towards classroom management. Here we outline seven common questions asked by hiring managers in FE interviews and how to go about answering them.
  • Teaching in further education is continuously developing, fuelled by social and technological change, we discuss what are the 5 best skills you can have to be successful in your classroom
  • Career benefits that come from speaking a second language when you are looking to work in the college sector
  • A stand-out CV and good interview prep can help you secure the job you want in further education.
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.
  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • Writing a good CV is tricky: the message must be right but so must its appearance.