Tips for applying for teaching jobs

Applying for teaching jobs is a process with fairly strict deadlines and procedures. Here are some tips to help out when applying for teaching jobs.


Firstly the teaching jobs window for September positions opens up in December or January. It is always a good idea to start looking early. Next, make sure that when you are applying for your teaching job, you have written up a full employment history. Schools do not like to see any gaps in your past employment. It is likely that the school will have a set form to use, usually available from their website.

The cover letter for the application is the most important part, and could be the turning point for an interview. The cover letter should explain why the applicant is a perfect fit for that position, and needs to show the applicant’s qualities and skills in teaching, plus knowledge of relevant pedagogy.