I’ve worked with job seekers over 3 years and this ‘NQTs- Acing your Job Application, All-in-1 Guide’ is now my special way to get those results for you. It is perfect for you if you enjoy self-paced learning and feel you need an extra push to add extra punch to your CV and SAF.
I’ve seen so many people beat themselves up about not securing jobs, having to resort to subbing positions even though that’s not what they want and be completely frustrated with the job hunting process when I know things can be so much easier. The truth is, it’s not your fault, nobody has ever taught you how to sell yourself.
I’m helping you to do that in this NQTs – Acing your Job Application – An All-in-1 Guide’.
It’s especially designed for NQTs or those in the early stages of their career to become aware of their transferable skills, build their confidence and create a powerful SAF and CV with ease.
I qualified as a Primary School Teacher from Hibernia College and graduated in 2008. Since then I’ve worked in short-term stints of 1 day to 3 months, completed year-long contracts, worked in a fantastic Gaelscoil, been permanent for 2 years, taken 5 years career break and now, I’m back to short-term subbing again. It’s been quite a journey!
I know what it’s like to feel like you’re bridging a gap while someone returns from career break, wanting your own class and feeling rejected when you’ve spent hours tailoring an application – only to hear nothing back. I even travelled back from the Gaeltacht for an interview in a school I’d completed a TP in and…. nada, no phone call to say ‘thanks but no thanks’, no rejection letter, nothing. I was annoyed and frustrated to say the least.
While on career break from my permanent post, I attended a career coach (and I became a career coach!), learned lots about self-awareness and strengths and how to use them to properly tailor a CV and Application Form. This was key to my success as a coach and as a substitute teacher.
For the last three summers, the results my clients are getting are phenomenal! They receive multiple interview invitations and are offered jobs early in the interview season, so they can take holidays and relax – knowing their job is secure for September. They apply for (and often secure) the jobs in the schools and locations they really want. They are excited to get started with their job applications because they believe in themselves and know that they have a CV and Application Form that is top quality! It’s safe to say I love my role working alongside my teaching colleagues.
This is a must have resource for any teacher looking to secure a teaching position in an Irish school. It covers all areas and guides the applicant through the process. This excellent workbook will assist you in getting an interview and more importantly succeeding in it.
Pat, Primary School Principal
This eBook is a brilliant tool for any teachers looking to create a job application that stands out. Whether you are writing your application for the first time, are trying to improve on a SAF that is continuously being rejected or are returning to teaching after a break, Orla covers it all. Her qualifications in this area mean that she can provide information that cannot compare with other similar tools out there. She also draws on her own personal experiences and her passion and caring nature shine through. This is certainly a resource I will be working through when filling out my application form.
I think it has invaluable information in it. I particularly like the part on soft skills as these are often forgotten about. This workbook is extremely informative to NQTs and teachers wanting to update their CV and Standardised Application Form. I wish I have this resources when I was starting out!
Nora, Primary School Principal
I feel it’s very relevant and detailed to the person applying for the job. Most of all, it’s very helpful to the applicant because it covers everything. You can literally use is as a step by step guide when filling out your application form, with great confidence! I feel it is a huge benefit to actually securing a job.
‘NQTS – Acing Your Job Application- An All-in-1 Guide’ is THE tool for you to create a CV and SAF that will allow you to create an Application to
It is completely tailored to NQTs in the Teaching Profession at both Primary and Second Level.
It comes complete with advice about how do write yours, what principals want to learn about you and
Work through the user-friendly, printable tools which I have specifically designed for teachers applying for jobs. There’s even a step by step guide to complete the SAF.
Because it’s a printable, you will be able to use it to apply for jobs now and any that you’re interested in, in the future.
BONUS: I’m even offering a complete step-by-step guide to completing the SAF with ease and over a short time scale – ready to send to schools when the adverts arise.