Teachers Taking Action #001: What Staffroom Assumes About You

 

Happy Saturday to you and 3675 motivated Teachers Taking Action in our community.

Here's one short tip on how to grow your network and land your dream job.

Today's issue takes about 2 minutes to read.

Enjoy!

 

There are only 3 simple steps to landing your dream job. Even though it might be simple, it is YOU that needs to make the commitment to learning - and doing - for it to lead to a successful outcome.

We've based our career training on the assumption that you meet the following 4 aspects of Adult Learner Theory (Knowles, 1984:12). 

Andragogy: Adult Learner Theory

5 Assumptions of Adult Learners 

  1. SELF-CONCEPT

As a person matures their self-concept moves from one of being a dependent personality toward one of being a self-disciplined human being.

  1. ADULT LEARNER EXPERIENCE

As a person matures they accumulate a growing reservoir of experience that becomes an increasing resource for learning.

  1. READINESS TO LEARN

As a person matures their readiness to...

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Free ATS resume template for teachers.

Since there was such an amazing response to my article on ATS teacher resumes and how it could affect your job search, I made a FREE template for you!

You can download your copy in our Store under FREE STUFF.

Make sure that your resume does not extend longer than 2 pages, use a standard font like Ariel and no more than TWO colours.

With regard to photos - the industry standard has updated recently since the #blacklivesmatter movement has come to the forefront around the world. Many recruiters have pledged to not include photos on resumes due to this being seen to support discriminatory hiring practices against #bipoc teachers within schools. At Staffroom we support equity in hiring practices, though be aware that many schools still expect to see a photo. We prefer to be the change we wish to see in the world and recommend that teachers be hired on their credentials, rather than their skin colour or ethnicity. 

I really hope this helps you improve your resume so that you...

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Make sure your resume is ATS compliant.

Many of the teachers that we speak to have absolutely never heard of something called ATS, (and that's ok because I am going to tell you all about it right now!).

ATS stands for Applicant Tracking Software/ System and it is used by some schools (not all) to manage their recruiting and HR processes.

If you think that you will just email off your resume in response to the job ad, and the HR person or hiring manager at the school will review it as soon as they see the email in the inbox you are mistaken.

A LOT of the larger schools and those with QA and HR processes in are using an ATS before the HR person or hiring manager even looks at your resume. It provides recruiting tools and other functions. These systems sort thousands of resumes.

If you think that schools don't get that many applications, you are mistaken. I know of a school in South East Asia that advertised a teaching role and received over 3000 applications. For a SINGLE job ad.

Schools use an ATS because it helps them...

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