Job hunting can be stressful. Not only do you need to tailor your CV and cover letter for every role you apply to, there are so many different sites to use and so many rules to adhere to. It can be difficult to know what the best approach is to take. What’s more, facing a series of knockbacks can be disheartening and make the whole process even more taxing.
The good news is, there are some foolproof tips to help you boost your job search. And there’s no better time to look for work; CV-Library data reveals that education jobs were up by 2.8% in February compared to the previous year. Read on to find out 3 ways you can boost your education job search.
Before completing any task, you need to have an end goal in mind. Are you looking to work with a particular year group? Do you want to work in a private or public school? Do you wish to become a head of department? Or do you simply want to find work that’s closer to home? Make a list of what you want from a job so you can cross-reference this with the opportunities you come across.
Alongside this, it might be that you make a comprehensive list of the schools in your area that you’d like to work at. Having clear goals in mind can help you to stay motivated and determined to find the right position for you.
Once you’ve set out your goals, you need to make sure that you’re using the right platforms to look for work. There is a range of channels you can use. You may wish to sign up to a recruitment agency that focusses on education – like TLTP. They can put you forward for relevant education jobs, based on what you want from your next position. Working with TLTP you will have your own dedicated consultant who will work hard to find you the role you want. Your consultant will help you with creating your CV and keep in regular contact with you. By registering with TLTP you will also benefit from certain perks such as refer a friend bonus.
Alternatively, you could register your CV on a job board, which gives you the opportunity to search for roles using a range of keywords and criteria. You may also be headhunted by recruiters on these platforms.
Finally, never underestimate the power of your network. Consider seeking advice from past colleagues and even asking them to recommend you for a role. You never know when these relationships may come in handy, so it’s always best to keep in contact. What’s more, it’s not just your professional network that you should tap into – consider your personal one too!
If you don’t have a network to make the most of, you could always join a professional body in the industry, or attend relevant education events. The more knowledgeable you are about what’s going on across the industry, the better chance you’ll have at securing yourself a new job.
Overall, searching for a new job doesn’t have to be hard work. Make the most of these top tips and you’ll stand a better chance of boosting your education job search.
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Education Jobs is a leading job board in the sector and is part of the CV-Library network. For more expert advice on education jobs, careers and the workplace, visit CV-Library’s Career Advice and Recruitment Insight pages.
April 5, 2018