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My journey to job security - Bernie Woods







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In today’s blog in the series where we feature posts from teachers in permanent and CID positions, we hear from Bernie Woods, The Meaningful Múinteoir.

How did you get the job you are in right now?

I saw the job for a permanent resource teacher advertised. I completed teaching pract…

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5 CV Don’ts















Here are the most common mistakes I see when I am reviewing CVs with my clients.

1. Don't name your CV - Curriculum Vitae. Imagine the email inbox of your potential employer…if they get 25 applications for a job and your CV is effectively anonymous as you have named it Curriculum Vi…

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Common Interview Topics for Teaching Jobs - Mock Interview Preparation

Being a teacher is a very important role and potential employers will have certain things in mind when they are looking to select just the right person for a job in their school. No more than any other particular skill or trade out there, there are certain aspects of a teaching role that a potential employer will want to ask you about. By considering how you might go about answering these common questions in advance, you can do a lot to make yourself feel more at ease when the actual interview…

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Irish Primary Teacher Interview Questions - Mock Interview Preparation

How exciting! You have been selected for an interview and you are wondering how best to prepare yourself. In this blog, I will give a good idea of what the interviewer is looking for and what kinds of questions you are likely to be asked. If you have a greater understanding of the requirements of the interviewer and what they will be looking for in a new member of staff, you will be better-prepared to answer the questions asked.

They will want to know about YOU

An interviewer will indeed b…

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SAF: How to structure the Special Interests section







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Lots of my Instagram followers requested information about the special interests section of the SAF so here are my thoughts.

The Special Interests and getting to know you

This section in each SAF is a lovely place to get to know the job candidate. Many of my clients keep it very acade…

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Top 5 Tips for Online Interviews







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During the Covid 19 Pandemic many teaching interviews were held online due to restrictions. Indeed. even before that it was not unheard of for some Board of Management groups to facilitate online interviews from teachers applying to their school. The advent of Zoom and online platfo…

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