Do I outline every day I did subbing on my CV?

Do I outline every day I did subbing on my CV

Are you tempted to write the name of each school you have subbed in, followed by all of the duties you carried out while at each school? This can end up being a very long list indeed and will also be very repetitive for the reader.

It is best to state the number of times you have subbed and list the schools in which you subbed. You can then outline the ways you taught effectively and all of the benefits you brought to schools.

A CV is meant to be clear, honest and informative. A prospective employer will know that many teachers start off by taking on subbing roles before landing that dream permanent job.

Relevant Experience

Your CV is there to highlight what you can bring to a school, and it is best to tailor your CV to each job you are applying for. Perhaps the school you are applying to has a specific programme, language requirement, or sport that you have a lot of experience in during your time as a sub. You should make sure that your CV reflects this experience. If a school is struggling to find someone with good Gaeilge skills for example; you should be sure to mention your talents in this arena to make your CV stand out from the rest.

In short; school leaders are busy. Make it easy for them to read and understand what your CV says about you and give them every chance to see that you are the right person for the job.

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