Key Attributes for Teachers Seeking Jobs

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There are key skills that employers look for in an outstanding teaching candidate. These keywords are central to your CV structure.

In teaching the essential qualification you must have is either the Initial Teacher Training undergraduate degree or the PGCE that follows a regular undergraduate degree.

Straightforward skills for you to highlight include:

  • IT skills: use of all Microsoft Office software, Photoshop, Video makers or platforms such as Windows Movie Maker & Vimeo.

If you need to improve on these skills, or would like to prove your ability with a qualification, find an evening class on your county council website.

  • Good GCSE or equivalent qualifications in Maths, English, Science and IT.
  • Work experience; make sure you ask for a good reference from work done in schools or with children.
  • Knowledge of different learning styles and when to apply them.

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There are countless additional qualifications that will make you a first-rate teacher.

Here are some examples:

  • Modern foreign languages are now compulsory in both primary and secondary education. To teach languages at a good standard, you too must have an excellent grasp of the language. If you are based in London, International House has courses in Italian, French & Spanish: http://bit.ly/1ym6gFV. Elsewhere in the UK, local Universities, Colleges and Adult Learning centres will have MFL Courses.
  • Being flexible in the subjects you can teach is ideal, particularly in the key subjects Maths, English and Science. Here is a course for non-specialists to teach Maths: http://bit.ly/1v8H0xp
  • If you are interested in teaching disabled learners, consider completing a specialised additional diploma. University of Westminster offer the course in various colleges in the UK: http://bit.ly/1qn5nCJ

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Look carefully at the job descriptions of jobs similar to the work you are seeking. They will include specific requirements which you can either ensure are emphasised in your CV, or you can find classes and qualifications to complete so that you meet those requirements.

By using your initiative and completing an additional qualification will prove to employers that you have an enthusiastic work ethic and that you want to be the best teacher you can be. As a teacher, demonstrating that you are keen to keep learning too is very impressive and refreshing to employers.

Miriam Beard | Strike Jobs | Journalist

How health and medicine job seekers can use keywords to enhance their chances

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It’s important to realise how important it is to use relevant keywords on your online CV’s, resumes and profiles such as LinkedIn to increase your chances of being spotted by the right employers. This applies no matter what your sector is.

For example you should mention programs/ equipment/methods you use like a psychotherapist:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapy
  • Humanistic and integrative psychotherapy
  • Hypno-psychotherapy

This will help recruiters who are looking for candidates with those specific attributes to fish you out from the crowd.

Don’t forget your previous roles such as for general practitioner:

  • Holding consultations in the surgery
  • Listening to patients and diagnosing and treating symptoms
  • Administrative and management duties
  • Keeping detailed records of all patients and treatments

While a physiotherapist would:

  • Developing treatment programmes
  • Rehabilitating ill patients
  • Writing case notes and reports
  • And more

Or a paramedic:

  • Resuscitating and stabilising patients
  • Administering drips, drugs and oxygen
  • Applying spinal and traction splints

You can look at job descriptions for guidelines, as those specific requirements would be what they are looking for.

Listing your qualifications is a must. For example a medical secretary could include:

  • Level 2 diploma in medical administration
  • Level 3 diploma for medical secretaries
  • Level 3 certificate in medical administration
  • Level 3 certificate in medical terminology

Similarly a nurse would write about any:

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Degree or diploma in nursing
  • Specialist practitioner training in children’s nursing/ neonatal nursing/ district nursing/ mental health nursing

Use nouns not verbs where you can avoid them. Employers are looking for skills, degrees, job titles and names of products and software rather than searching directly for ‘assisted or contributed’.

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How engineering job seekers can use keywords to enhance their chances

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It’s important to realise how important it is to use relevant keywords on your online CV’s, resumes and profiles such as LinkedIn to increase your chances of being spotted by the right employers. This applies no matter what your sector is.

For example you should mention CAD programs you use like

  • Computer aided industrial design (CAID)
  • Computer aided engineering (CAE)
  • Computer aided styling (CAS)
  • Computer aided manufacturing (CAM)

This will help recruiters who are looking for candidates with those specific attributes to fish you out from the crowd.

Don’t forget your previous roles such as for electrical engineering:

  • Carrying out studies for new innovations
  • Drawing up plans using computer-assisted engineering and design software
  • Testing installations and systems
  • Analysing data

While a chemical engineer would:

  • Lab test on developing products
  • Using computer models
  • Pilot production phase
  • Developing methods of dealing with by-products and waste materials in an environmentally friendly way.

You can look at job descriptions for guidelines, as those specific requirements would be what they are looking for.

Listing your qualifications is a must. For example an aerospace engineer could include:

  • Foundation degree/BTEC HNC/HND/Degree in aeronautical/ aerospace engineering
  • The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) licensed

Similarly a mechanical engineer would write about any:

  • Foundation degree/BTEC HNC/HND/Degree in mechanical engineering
  • Five+ GCSEs (A-C)
  • Maths and Physics A level
  • A Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS)

Use nouns not verbs where you can avoid them. Employers are looking for skills, degrees, job titles and names of products and software rather than searching directly for ‘assisted or contributed’.

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How IT job seekers can use keywords to enhance their chances

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It’s important to realise how important it is to use relevant keywords on your online CV’s, resumes and profiles such as LinkedIn to increase your chances of being spotted by the right employers. This applies no matter what your sector is.

For example, if you are a software developer, you should mention programs you use like

  • ‘Java’
  • ‘C++’
  • ‘Oracle’
  • ‘NET’

This will help recruiters who are looking for candidates with those specific attributes to fish you out from the crowd.

Don’t forget your previous roles:

  • ‘reviewing and maintaining current systems’
  • ‘analyse’
  • ‘writing programme codes’
  • ‘testing manuals’.

You can look at job descriptions for guidelines, as those specific requirements would be what they are looking for.

Listing your qualifications is a must. For example an IT network manager could include:

  • ‘higher professional diploma for IT practitioners’ or
  • ‘BTEC/HND in computing’
  • or any others like OCR award and NVQs.

Use nouns not verbs where you can avoid them. Employers are looking for skills, degrees, job titles and names of products and software rather than searching directly for ‘assisted or contributed’.

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Free job posting on LinkedIn

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Free Job Posting For All Active Strike-Jobs Clients on LinkedIn! 

We have set up sector specific LinkedIn groups to engage with candidates & jobseekers. Currently Strike-Jobs have 12 operating groups on LinkedIn with constantly growing follower counts of potential candidates. These groups make it possible for recruiters to engage with candidates on social media, see candidates’ discussions and postings, and for candidates to share their experiences and disclose what they are looking for.

How to post your jobs free on Linkedin:

We are offering our clients the option of posting their job listing onto the group sites for free to find further candidates. It will help boost applications, receive more suitable applicants and engaging potential candidates on social media. Please click any of the sectors below to post your vacancies. You can post vacancies in more than one group. Your listings may not appear straight away as it would be sent to the admin for approval. With a bit of patience you will be up with the best candidates reaching out to you!

Sector specific LinkedIn groups:

With nearly 200 members, our LinkedIn group for all things automotive, motoring, transport and logistics is rapidly growing in size and content.

There are currently over 600 members for this page with candidates from the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

Reaching out to over 1000 possible candidates, listening your positions on the customer service and administration group will help you expand your options for employees.

Over 900 members to reach out to in the education sector when posting on this LinkedIn group

Combining all the different sectors involved in engineering (including mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, civil engineering, and many more) this group reaches to over a thousand candidates looking for engineering work.

Yet again one of our most popular LinkedIn page with over 1,000 possible candidates perfect for the roles you are looking for.

With nearly 400 members in this group, our health and medicine jobs page is fast growing to gain a unique division of candidates.

Nearly a thousand professionals in the hospitality and catering sectors have come together to look for work in their areas on the jobs and career opportunities network.

There are 600 members in the human resources sector specific LinkedIn page looking for work in their profession.

With over 1,500 professionals connected on our IT and Telecoms jobs and careers group, finding your perfect candidate will be hassle free.

As our largest and most engaging LinkedIn group with over 1,700 active members, recruiters can post their job listing onto the group to attract some of the best candidates for their roles.

And finally (with a still pretty impressive follower count of over 1,000 members) find candidates to meet your sales job requirements.

This free job posting on LinkedIn offer is only available for our current clients.

If you want to post your jobs for FREE on Linkedin or have any questions please feel free to email us at info@strike-jobs.co.uk or give us a call at 02074934993.

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Websites With Free Job Posting

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Strike Jobs allow you to post an unlimited number of jobs for FREE for 30 whole days! This free trial allows you to explore our services, begin posting advertisements immediately and provides you with full use of our CV database to discover candidates. Our website, http://www.strike-jobs.co.uk, receives over 100,000 users per month so your jobs are sure to be seen by applicants and potentially your new employee.

Free Job Posting Trial

There are other options out there; some websites allow you to post jobs for free for different lengths of time or with certain packages. Here are 9 alternatives:

1. Strike Jobs- http://www.strike-jobs.co.uk

Post all of your jobs and use our CV search as much as you want for free for your first month with Strike Jobs.

2. Job Mate- www.jobmate.co.uk

Job Mate provides a 3-day free trial in order to test out their services. There is no further obligation once that trial is complete. Following that, registration costs £365 per year, and applicant tracking is included for free for the first year.

3. Free Index- http://www.freeindex.co.uk

Free Index allow you to create a company profile and post your job advertisements on their website for free. The website is only for advertising, so you cannot search through a CV database, but it is a good way to spread the word.

4. LinkedIn- http://www.linkedin.com

LinkedIn is a great way to connect with other people, including potential candidates. Strike Jobs have sector specific groups on LinkedIn with 1000s of members. You can post your jobs to these groups for free and connect with members who are interested in and active in that career path.

5. Indeed- www.indeed.co.uk

You can post your jobs for free on Indeed. However, they encourage employers to pay to sponsor each of their ads. You are paying for superior placement of your job when a candidate makes a search. You set a budget for the job or at campaign level, and pay per click. Most clicks cost between £0.12 and £0.70. There are no joining fees or commitments on Indeed.

6. Best Jobs UK- www.bestjobsuk.co.uk

You can register, post jobs and search for CVs for free with Best Jobs UK. Jobs are posted and then reviewed by their staff. They keep your jobs on their website for 3 months before removing them, and you may remove your advertisement any time before then.

7. Free Ads- www.freeads.co.uk

You can post a job for free on Free Ads for 60 days. After that your job will be removed, or you can renew it but with an upgrade which must be paid for. 3 months costs £24.99, 6 months is £32.49 and 12 months costs £44.99. Free Ads is similar to Gumtree in that the website hosts advertisements for a broad range of products, not just jobs.

8. Jobs 365- www.jobs365.com

Jobs 365 have a limited number of free memberships that they can offer companies. Employers can register and apply for a free job posting account to post up to 3 job vacancies as a trial of the website. Following that, one job post costs £89 + VAT for a 1 month advert. Their Basic package is £199 + VAT which includes 25 job posts. The Premium package is £299 + VAT to post unlimited jobs.

9. GetJob- www.getjob.co.uk

GetJob allow you to post job advertisements with full contact details, search CVs and contact candidates directly free of charge.

10. Now Hiring- www.nowhiring.co.uk

If you choose the silver package with Now Hiring you can post 1 job per month for free. Included in the package is candidate screening, an applicant management system which allows you to communicate with and track candidates, and you can list your company in the advertiser directory.

Miriam Beard | Strike-Jobs.co.uk | Journalist

10 days to go for our Macmillan Coffee Morning!

Strike-Jobs are fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support by holding a coffee morning on the 26th of September.

CoffeeWhat is a coffee morning?

Coffee Morning by Macmillan Cancer Support is a fundraiser for people who are living with cancer. It is a fun way to get your daily dose of caffeine in the morning along with a slice of cake, while helping support such a great cause. People all across the UK are holding coffee mornings and raising money for people living with cancer.

Why take part?

Cancer is a battle that no one should have to face on his or her own. With growing advances in technology and medicine, the chances for winning the battle is increasing. This means more and more cancer patients are trying to get on with their lives as normal.

The money raised by us and the Coffee Morning campaign will help make sure every person, from the moment they are diagnosed to throughout their treatment, will not be thrown into living with cancer alone.

When and where:

26th of September between 9am and 12 am

Starbucks, South Molton Street, London, W1K 5QG

If you cannot make it on the day, you can donate to the Just Giving page.

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Strike-Jobs works along side charitable organisations like Macmillan and offers advice to candidates with disability to help them in their job search.

Right at this moment, there are 2 million people in the UK who are living with cancer. It is estimated that this number will double by 2030.

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