Jobhunting advice for NQTs.

You’ve passed your exams. Your placement class has showered you with gifts and the bell has rung for the last time. The entire school has emptied for summer and of course, you have graduated. So what’s next? It’s time to become a teacher full time. Athona offers some tips for those of you starting your job search for your perfect teaching role:

  1. Create a CV and cover letter to be proud of

Aside from highlighting your qualifications, make sure to list any extra-curricular skills you can bring to the classroom. Mention any previous experiences and highlight times when you were particularly successful and proud of your progress. If you felt you made a real difference to somebody, write about it

  1. Keep your eyes open

New opportunities appear constantly. Keeping an eye our latest job vacancies and you will find opportunities as soon as they appear. If there’s nothing suitable online, get in touch – we may have fantastic jobs available that are not yet listed.

  1. Think about what you want

Apply to roles where you can utilise your strengths. You will know what jobs bring out the best in you and which you shine in. You need to find a role perfect for you. That’s also where Athona can help.

  1. Networking is key

Maintaining a good relationship with schools where you have previously had placements will be beneficial. When they require a new teacher, if you made a good impression you could get that call first.

  1. Use agency representation

A dedicated recruitment agency like Athona will put you forward for suitable opportunities that you may not even have heard about. We can also assist with interview preparation and prepare you for the sort of questions you will be likely to face. We are specialists in matching our candidates to their perfect role.

Athona Recruitment can help match you to your ideal teaching role. By offering a personal service to both our candidates and our clients, we provide great schools with great teachers.

We offer dedicated advice on all aspects of your job search, full support with CPD and even a refer and earn scheme.

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