You’ll likely have to forward a CV (resumé) in the initial job application stage. A CV is a written overview of your education, skills, attributes, and work experience. It is imperative you get this right first time. Here’s what to do:
Include all your details at the top: full name; date of birth; nationality (for visa purposes); home address; home/mobile phone number; personal email address; Zoom/skype contact details.
Stick to the whole truth. If you don’t tell the whole truth, then this may come back to bite you later in the process when the ‘real’ truth unfolds.
Ensure your CV is professionally presented. Don’t think that an over-fancy design will get you the job. Use simple headings, a clear layout and simple language for these Sections:
Even if you haven’t taught before, remember that you were taught in the past. What was it you admired about some of your teachers? Make a list of their key attributes and skills and present some of these that you feel you can offer as your attributes and skills gained from your observations of your teachers, and your life and work experience.
Finally, here’s how to beat the competition:
Try hard to let your passion for the role shine through your words, e.g. I am passionate, eager, dedicated, excited, determined, etc.
End it by emphasising how you will be delighted to contribute to the wellbeing of the school in any way. This may mean repeating some of what you have already mentioned but do so again. Examples you could give could be helping with sport, drama etc., a willingness to work some evenings and/or weekends or helping with the students’ parents in any way.