Friday, October 9, 2009

How to Apply for a Teaching Job in the UK: The Importance of Taking 3 Minutes...

I try to cut teachers and teaching assistants a lot of slack when they apply for jobs with Classroom Canada in London.  If their cover letter is written to "Timeplan" by mistake, I understand that they're just applying to loads of teaching jobs in the UK, and are in too much of a hurry to stop and see who they are applying to.

Sometimes, I get a little bit cranky though.  Hey, I'm a positive person - this doesn't happen too often, but lately...well...spell check is important folks.  It's actually really important for teachers.

Here are my personal favourite mistakes from this week's applications alone:
  • email subject heading: Teacing Application
  • Resume/CV education section: Batchelor of Education
  • Dear Timeplan
 Come on people.  You are applying to teach children how to read and write.  Please show me you know how to spell "teach" if you want to be a teacher.  And please, find my name and use it.  I like my name.  It makes me feel special.  I don't address you as "hey applicant."  Just learn my name.  And Classroom Canada is not Timeplan. Nor Protocol.  Nor Smart Teachers.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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  1. Hey, if you can't spell "teaching" then your cv should go right in the bin, busy or not!

    My last post was actually on the topic of spelling.

  2. Yes, I agree. Don't you worry, I hit "delete" more than I open the emails these days. Sounds harsh, but if the subject has a mistake, I just can't put myself through the torture of reading the rest.

    I loved your post about spelling! It made me laugh out loud.


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