A well-structured CV can open doors for teaching abroad

Rule number one:
your CV must reflect the needs of international schools which can be significantly different to those in your home country.

The Ministry requirements for each country state that certain information must be provided for legal reasons, owing to visa regulations. For example, some countries will require you to state your date of birth, marital status and nationality, and some may request that you send across a professional headshot.
Always contact your local Teachanywhere office if in doubt. 

Approaching your CV

Having a well written, appropriately-formatted CV can mean the difference between getting a job interview and not making the short list.

Our essential advice to you is:

  • Keep your CV brief, highlighting skills such as training, presenting and time-management.
  • Always state your specific qualifications in the following format: BA Degree in English Literature
  • Mention experience of living abroad, as it shows self-reliance and adaptability. 
  • Find the most essential requirements stated in the job description and tailor your CV to ensure you address these prominent points. 
You’re usually not expected to know the language of the country you want to teach in but try to familiarise yourself with some key phrases to impress the interviewer and to help you settle in quicker.

If you need help structuring your CV so that it stands out and gets noticed, why not download our CV template?