Not long now before I move to Thailand, but a good while since I have had any major surgery on my CV. Anyone fancy glancing their eyes over mine and giving a few tips? I have put my education at the top, followed by any relevant teaching experience and then a reverse chronological list on page two of the work I have done in other sectors.
Basically I am a graduate who has not taught TEFL in four years, but have done lots of work with the unemployed in the UK since: giving them skills through training, advice and guidance and work placements.
Any volunteers please send me a private message with your email address. Thanks!
There are a couple of good threads on CVs / resumes. What you've mentioned sounds effective. You could also include strengths that are applicable to teaching, working in front of large groups, decision making etc.
Lid you google functional cv example and go to the images, the second, the third and the sixth one look the best. Try to keep it to one page.
I tried to c&p the link but it messed everything up, thanks to the iPad.
Unless an employer has only a few CVs to read they will take shortcuts going through the stack. They'll look for key words. It's pretty easy to guess what those words are. So if your presentation is what they want and your photo looks good to them you're short-listed. It goes without saying your CV and photo will only look good or bad as it compares to the other CVs in the stack. As you read over your CV ask yourself, what is the main attraction here. If your three years driving a UPS truck is the jewel of your experience you're dead in the water mate, unless you want to be employed by a school who only wants a bipedal with a pulse.