27 Jun How to Write the Perfect Teaching Cover Letter
Making a good first impression is vital when applying for a new teaching job, but it can be tricky. A great cover letter could make all the difference to the success of your application so it’s important to get it right.
So, where do you start? What do you include? At Forward Teaching, we know that creating the perfect cover letter can be a difficult task, which is why we wanted to share with you our ‘top tips’ for nailing it first time.
- Usually, the desired length of a cover letter will be specified by an employer, but if they don’t, make sure it isn’t longer than two sides of A4 paper. You don’t want to run the risk of losing the reader’s attention.
- Make sure your cover letter is easy to read, broken up into digestible portions and in a clear font. These may seem trivial but having a cover letter that is difficult to read will only hinder your success, as employers won’t want to have to work hard to read what you have to say.
- Show that you’ve done your research on the school. You can include some of the school’s buzzwords, or you can talk about the school’s vision and what you can bring to the team to help achieve it.
- Highlight key points of your CV and what makes you such a perfect fit for the job, to make you stand out from other candidates. Don’t rewrite your CV into your cover letter, but including a few key points will remind them just how qualified you are.
- There are hundreds of templates available online to help you structure your cover letter. A lot of these come with an example letter for you to use, be careful not to use this and simply replace the information with your own. Employers receive hundreds of cover letters, make yours stand out to avoid being overlooked.
Those are our top 5 tips for a successful teaching cover letter. If you need any help or are looking for your next teaching position, contact us today to speak to our team.