You’ve passed your exams, put on the cap and got the diploma but now what? Graduation is over and you’re on to the job hunting… It can all just be a bit overwhelming! Don’t worry, we understand that job hunting is a daunting task, especially if you’re unsure where to look and what to look for. So, we’ve created this helpful guide to get you started!
What are you looking for?
Let’s start by thinking about what your ideal job would include. Are you looking for flexible hours that work around your schedule or the security of permanent full-time position? Is there an area you have previous experience in that you would like to progress further? Do you want to get to know your local area and experience a variety of schools or find a school you can settle into right away? Asking yourself these types of questions will help you narrow down your job search.
As well as permanent positions, we can help you find a variety of supply work at Simply Education - so that you can decide what kind of role best suits you. The types of work we can offer are explained in a little more detail below:
Short-term supply work can be a great opportunity to gain some experience from a variety of schools and get to know your local area before setting into a long-term or permanent position. It is also a fantastic option if you need flexible work that fits around your schedule.
It can be daunting to go into a permanent position straight after graduation. You may wonder, is it the right job for you? Is there room for progression? How will you settle in? If you are feeling unsure, long-term supply is a great way to ease yourself into experiencing life within a singular school environment without making a solid commitment.
If you need flexible work that fits around your schedule, part-time work could be the perfect option. There are many schools that are looking for supply cover on a part-time basis, meaning that you can find the perfect work/life balance to suit your needs.
If you’re looking for consistent work but do not want a permanent position, then full-time supply could be the way to go. Working in a school full-time gives you more time to make an impression on your students and may offer opportunity to get involved with school activities more easily than if you’re working part-time.
Do your research
Instead of applying to every teaching position that pops up, read through the job description. If it matches up to your needs/wants as well as your skills, add it to your shortlist. If it sounds like something that you really wouldn’t like to do, keep looking! Feeling passionate about a position will translate much better in an interview than if you applied because you felt you had to apply to everything
Prepare your CV
Once you’ve determined what you want from a position and identified some potential schools to apply for, it’s time to get your CV into shape. You may already have a general CV put together but before you send it off, take the time to tailor it to fit each role. Highlight the key aspects from your experience that demonstrates why you’d be a good match for the position to really stand out from the crowd.
If you need help with your post-graduation job hunt, register with us today! Our dedicated consultants are on hand to help you find the perfect role that suits your needs and will be able to support you along the way.