Things to consider leaving off your CV | From a teacher agency in London

teacher agency in London, Ealing Teacher Agency

What does a teacher agency in London know about CV’s?

With a number of teachers visiting our offices daily, and our education recruitment consultants conducting several vetting interviews, we’ve learnt a thing or two about what should and what shouldn’t be on a CV.

We also work very closely with our schools and have listened to preferences to help our teachers write their CV’s and fly through their interviews.

Yes, we get it.

Updating your CV can be difficult!

So we’ve put together a list of our top things you should consider leaving off your CV.

Here they are… 

1. “References available upon request”

Your CV is about highlighting your skills and experience. If you’re called for an interview and the employer asks for your list of references, you can have them ready to send through in a simple PDF or document. But keep your CV simple.

2. Irrelevant work experience

Unless it’s something from 10 years ago that’s relevant to your role now, it’s not necessary to include the entry-level job you held all those years ago.

Showcase only the stuff that is clearly related to the position you’re interviewing for.

3. A headshot or selfie

Yes, we’re serious. We’ve seen it.

Don’t include a headshot or selfie on your cv! Instead, update your Linkedin profile with a professional-looking photograph. 

4. Embellishments

It should go without saying, but we’ll say it just in case. Do not lie, embellish or exaggerate anything on your CV.

5. Long paragraphs

Ditch the super long paragraphs, and opt for bullet points instead. A CV should be easy to read and simple in its context.

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