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Go to Vacancies.
Type in your teaching specialty, for example, Literacy. (You can also search for schools and locations, such as Europe, "Berlin Metropolitan," "Singapore American," etc.)
A list of relevant job opportunities will appear on the left. Simply click on the links for more details and to submit your application.
Craft a Compelling Cover Letter
Make an impact from the start. Introduce yourself, state your teaching experience, and specify your preferred start date. Include a link to your personal website, for example, “See my photo, resume, and references here: http://joyjobs.com/cvs/bakersample.htm ”
Don’t spend time explaining how you learned about the job. It won't add any value.
Respect the recruiter's time. Large chunks of text take time and effort to read. Avoid overwhelming the recruiter with lengthy information.
Use the school’s verbiage. Use the language and terminology used by the school. Customize your cover letter to align with the job description. Make it easy for the recruiter to see that you are a good fit for the position.
Be direct and take action. Ask for an interview, inquire about the next step. Don't beat about the bush. ”The worst situation is when a candidate sends four long paragraphs of turgid text followed by “Thoughts?”
Eliminate unnecessary attachments. The only essential attachment is your CV (resume) which should include your photo. Unless explicitly requested, don't send certificates, transcripts, IDs, or reference letters.
When sending attachments, give them descriptive names:
Before a recruiter opens your CV, they'll see the file name. Make a good first impression. Stand out from the crowd of generic documents. Use your name and clearly indicate what the file contains.
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Lisa Brown, References.pdf
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