Let’s talk about what personal details a recruiter needs or might want to see, why the appearance of your CV might matter, whether your hobbies are important to mention, what skills you might want to point out and if you should present a reference letter with your CV.
It’s said that there is no second chance to make a first impression. Your CV might be your first and only one chance. Let’s take a look at your CV or resume.
Prepare for the job interview and be relaxed, but not too laid-back. There is one thing you cannot change, but might change your chances: and this is whether you are a native speaker or not.
You might be a new teacher looking for your first job opportunity Or even more, you’ve already gained some experience and a good reference letter and you might only be browsing the net for interesting destinations where to teach.
But for some reason, nobody or only a few D.O.S. recognize your potentials, even though you have been sending your CV in group mails to numberless language schools in the last couple of weeks? You even tackled two or three phone interviews.
Well, then stop for a second, read what your potential supervisor might think on the other end of the wire and learn from your or your colleagues’ mistakes as your students do.
Erna Takács (born in Hungary, graduated in German Studies, Pedagogy and Psychology in 2003 and gained her CELTA certificate in 2010) has been living and working as an English (and German) teacher in Italy (Palermo) since 2009. In 2011, she got promoted and became the Didactic Coordinator of a well-known private language institute and worked there until 2016. Set up in her own activity offering alternative English courses to all ages in 2016.