Yearly Archives: 2016

Working as a Teaching Assistant

Posted on November 30, 2016 at 10:47 am

Finding a job that fits in with your family can be extremely challenging. If you have your own children, finding child care through the long summer holidays can be costly so working in a school is an ideal solution.

Many schools encourage parents to volunteer to hear children read and this is a good way to become familiar with the school, staff and children. It is a good idea to speak to the Head Teacher if you would like to be considered for a Teaching Assistant post and ask if there are any relevant courses you could attend that would help your application.

Although Teaching Assistants are employed to help the Teacher fulfil their role, often they are asked to support a particular child or a small group of children struggling to keep up with the majority of the class. This can be very rewarding especially when you witness the progress that such children can make with extra support.

You will be expected to take a full part in school life which may include playground duty, however this is a good opportunity to get to know the children outside the classroom. If you have a few games up your sleeve, you will be very popular.

 

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Advertising a job vacancy

Posted on November 3, 2016 at 4:36 pm

If you are looking to take on a new member of staff then you will need to consider how you are going to advertise the post. Some businesses choose to advertise the post themselves and others opt for using an agency. If you are going to use an agency then you will have to expect there to be a cost involved in advertising and managing the whole job application process for you. Often agencies will ask for a fixed fee or a percentage of the salary that you are offering on the job as their commission.

If you are advertising the job yourself then you need to consider where you wish to post your ad. You will probably be able to put it on a company website but this may not get seen as much as you need it to so often companies choose to also advertise on online jobs boards, in local papers and even on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

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Should I add a picture to my CV

Posted on September 30, 2016 at 9:53 pm

Time and time again people ask if they should add a picture to a CV. As a rule it is not necessary to add a picture to your CV but in certain industries such as beauty, you may wish to do so. If you do then be sure to add a professional image and not one of your latest holiday snaps.

If you are struggling to write your CV or need ideas on how to format the layout then search online for a template or speak to a careers advisors who should be able to give you some ideas.

A CV is often the first impression a potential employer will have about you so it needs to be professional. Checking for spelling and grammar mistakes is a must and ensuring that all your contact details are correct can be the difference between being invited to an interview and not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Supply teaching pros and cons

Posted on August 31, 2016 at 4:13 pm

As a supply teacher there are a number of differences compared to that of a permanent teacher. Supply teacher roles are there to allow schools to take on members of teaching staff on a temporary basis. It may be that the school requires cover for sick leave, maternity leave or for cover when a teacher is going on a course. Sometimes supply work is only for a day or so and other times it can last months.

As a supply teacher you will find that some things are better than teaching in a permanent position but other things are worse. For example, the pay is often better for supply teachers than permanent staff but you may not be guaranteed 5 days a week of work. Yu may not have to take on responsibility for planning and preparing the work for a class, which can take a huge part of the stress away from the job.

 

 

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4 Practical Tips In Finding Supply Teacher Jobs

Posted on July 27, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Supply teaching is a great alternative for education professionals who want to teach in a classroom but don’t want to do it in a full-time basis. The good news is that there’s a lot of supply teacher jobs in Poynton. Supply teaching offers a lot of benefits. First of all, you get to concentrate on what really matters because you don’t have to deal with the excessive burden of paperwork and administrative duties. You can just focus on your classroom lessons and making these accessible to your students. Although it’s not a permanent job, supply teaching allows you to gain experience that will prepare you for the full-time educational career that you want to pursue.

Here are some practical tips in looking for supply teaching jobs:
1) Sign up with a supply teaching agency. This is the first thing you should do because most educational institutions approach these agencies whenever they are in need of temporary and substitute teachers. However, you should keep in mind that these agencies have requirements for those who want to join their workforce. These requirements vary from agency to agency. The general rule, however, is that you should have at least a degree related to education and teaching. These agencies also prefer applicants who have teaching experience.
2) Contact the human resources departments of local schools and universities. This can be very time-consuming but it works. All you need to do is call or personally visit these departments and inquire about available teaching positions. If the school has a website, there’s a chance that there’s a contact number or email address provided there. Don’t be afraid to send them a message and ask about possible teaching jobs. The best time to make your rounds is during the few months before the school-year officially starts. This is because it is usually at these months that schools start looking for new teachers.
3) Search online. Many professionals are able to find supply teacher jobs Poynton by making use of online tools and resources like local job boards, job forums, and directories. Most supply teaching agencies these days also run their own websites. It’s advisable that you visit these websites, sign up if you have to, and be active in the community. These agencies usually notify their workforce via email when there are available teaching jobs. These are commonly done through newsletters so you should subscribe to these newsletters as well.
4) Try working with multiple agencies. This is an option you can take as long as the agencies you sign up with allow you. Obviously, this provides you access to more job opportunities. It also enables you to choose which teaching jobs you want to take. You can even pursue two or three teaching jobs at the same time provided that there are no conflicts in the teaching schedules.

Final Thoughts
If you follow these practical tips, it would be a lot easier for you to find supply teacher jobs in Poynton. To recap what have been discussed, you need to sign up with supply teaching agencies, you need to stay in touch with the human resources departments of local schools, you should start your search online, and you should try signing up with several teaching agencies.

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How important is a wage?

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 12:05 pm

When looking for a new job, how important is a wage? Most people would like to pick a job based on the satisfaction it gives them, something that they would enjoy to do, but unfortunately money is often the deciding factor.

A decent wage can add to job satisfaction as you may then feel that the job you are doing is being appreciated and that you are getting paid as you should do.  If you are working in a job that is low paid and you believe that you are giving your company a good level of service during your employment then you could ask for a rise in your salary. When asking for a wage rise, be sure to have a reason why you think that you deserve a rise, for example because you have accrued new business, you regularly work extra time without asking for overtime etc.

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To work or not to work?

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 10:33 pm

As wrong as it is, I still find many people are stating that they are better off for not working than working for minimum wage. This is a sad situation this day in age, when everyone should be rewarded financially for working and not suffer because of it. Often this is the case for parents with young children, where they also have to pay for nursery fees making it almost pointless in going to work.

When I was faced with a similar situation, you do have to consider the long term. My children will soon both be in school and then I will not have the cost of nursery. This means at this time I will be able to have more money left over and therefore will be financially better off. Had I chose to be out of work for years, I might have found it a lot harded to get back in to work and get a job when the time comes.

 

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Background work for an interview

Posted on May 31, 2016 at 10:20 pm

If you have been asked to attend an interview for a job that you have applied for then you want to make sure that you give yourself the best opportunity to be offered the role. Even if the job states that full training will be giving and no experience is necessary, it is still worth while doing a bit of your own research. If the company has a website, have a good look through it and find out exactly what it is they sell or that they do. Try to look in to a few products and familiarise yourself with members of staff that may be shown on a meet the tem page. This will also help your nerves on the day, if you are able to put faces to names.

Sometime you will be asked questions about the business in the interview and even though they may not expect you to know the answer, it always looks good if you can give them the correct one or at least show that you have tried to find out more about what they offer.

 

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Tips on How to Get Hired As a Teacher

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Finding the right job in UK can be daunting process especially if you are a fresh graduate. It is worth mentioning that teachers are in high demand in Huntingdon, United Kingdom. Teaching as a career can help an individual to gain valuable skills as well as experience needed within the British Education framework. In most cases, working in UK offers a great chance for teachers. For instance, tutors get an opportunity to discover the magnificent history as well as culture of the people of UK.

Top five ways to get teaching Vacancies Huntingdon

There are many ways in which one can get employed after completing his or her studies. At first, many graduates may find it difficult to get a job as a teacher. If you are looking for a teaching post, it is essential to exercise patience and network in order to make the dream come true.
Obtain Experience The best way to be hired is to get as much experience as you can. You may choose to learn from books as well as professors. In addition, you need to do a real teaching. This implies that you should take charge of the lessons and help the students achieve their goals. However, things may not run as you expected. In some cases, you may make mistakes, but that is the best way to learn and make the necessary improvements. (more…)

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Finding help when returning to work

Posted on April 30, 2016 at 11:10 pm

If you have been out of work for a period of time or even if you have recently been made unemployed, you may be able to get help from your local job centre, not just financially but also to help you find a new vacancy.

Many job centres are eager to help people who want to help themselves. If you show that you are interested in getting back in to work and are happy to take any help that they can give you then you may have a wealth of opportunities open up to you that you did not know about.

Often they will have training courses that you can attend for free that are designed to give you help with interviews and CV writing along with setting up your own business if you are looking to go self-employed.  Some may even be able to put you in touch with companies that offer start up loans or grants to help you buy stock or rent premises for your new business venture.

 

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