and Selection Criteria
Teacher resumes and applications are in a world of their own.
Get the low down on how we do it.
Our resumes include:
How We Write Teachers Application Material
The approach to teaching resumes is a unique one, and challenging at that. Pedagogy, methodologies and DOTT are all specific to teaching applications.
Teachers are faced with overwhelming competition for urban roles, a market of teachers subject to move at semesterly and yearly intervals, and rigid application processes that vary state to state.
When putting together teaching resumes, we ensure that we are well-versed with each states unique application requirements, and for private schools, we gain insight into the application requirement and guidelines.
We will work with you to gain the right information specific the field, year levels and your unique pedagogical approach in relation to the jobs that you will be specifically looking at.
We find that our strengths with teaching resumes are our skills in determination in bringing forward your theoretical understanding, extra-curricular activities, (extensive!) professional development framed in formatting that is appealing and practical.
However, whilst a resume is going to serve you well as a marketing document, key to your application (and far more important, in fact) are going to be your responses to the selection criteria.
Teachers Selection Criteria
Our approach to selection criteria is systemic across the board, and the structure applies to all (English teachers can appreciate this!): Situation, Task, Approach and Result, best known as STAR.
Where the approach differs is in the targeted stories we ask to flesh out the best responses.
Questions to ask yourself for your resume and selection criteria, are:
- How do you work and collaborate with your colleagues?
- What IT tools do you use in teaching?
- What are your values?
- What was your most rewarding and challenging teaching experience?
- What is your experience in behaviour management?
- What are your DOTT (Duties Other Than Teaching)?
Increasing contracting in the industry and an over-supply of teachers can present challenges in the teaching sphere.
But only if you let it.