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CV Action Verbs Use for School Teachers

Do you wish to be noticed by the school or recruiter you send your resume/cv? Use of power cv action verbs in an application for a school teacher job is a must.  Projecting achievement, can do willing attitude is all part of what is expected in a professional person cv.

Tailored teacher job application

A cover letter and resume should be tailored for each job application.

Add action verbs to highlight personal & professional teaching skills, knowledge and persuade the person to offer you an interview for the position.

  • Quickly be seen while skim reading
  • Employers look through teacher applications for certain keyword (As we do marking assignments)
  • Differentiate you from other applicants, making sure to not sound repetitive

Wait a minute, teacher’s are in short supply, I can use a standardised cv applying for jobs?

Not exactly, depends on the school or recruiter, and the position of responsibility of the job.

Reading a job advertisement for a qualified teacher of biology for example, will state certain person specifications, skills, knowledge and personal attributes the teacher must have.

It is not just about being qualified for the job with previous experience.

You’ll require to show you would fit into that organisation, culture and school setting.

Include some of the below resume verbs in your application. This will help to tailor your cover letter and cv to the role, personal qualities and experiences asked.

Choosing the right words is important, and how and where they are used.

A successful track record in achieving top grades in examination results is one good use of using a power verb.

Power word types

Action verbs: Show you can be successful in the proposed teaching role. Listing previous experience is of course key.

How have you performed previously as a teacher?

Detail you’re abilities as a teacher to succeed in the new job. Use verbs, such as success, skills and personal attributes, arranged, coordinate, inspire, simplify.

Ethos and school values: This is where you use words to show you are a professional school teacher with appropriate personal attributes expected of the profession and fit into that certain school.

Research the school, history, exam results, location.

Keywords: Wording that should show up on any persons application that a recruiter or school searches on your cv.  Read the job advertisement and make sure you use certain words the employer is looking for when reading your application.

All about matching what they are looking for to past experience and what you can offer as a good teacher.

Words to show skills: Look at the person specification first, make sure your resume/cv and cover letter includes the skills you have to specific job requirements.

Include words like organised, team player, passionate, committed should naturally fit into your sentencing.

Each application you make will use different popular words to show skills.

Educational technical language/jargon: Use teacher terminology where you can seamlessly incorporate words.

Applying for a qualified teaching job at this point you should have a fairly accurate assessment of your skills, experience, abilities, and abilities you offer as a teacher to a prospective school. Try not to repeat the same words, use variations.

CV action verbs to start, and you can add your own

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