If you are using Teacher Booker to find supply work, once live your profile will be visible to schools seeking to find a teacher for short or long-term supply work. If you are (also) using Teacher Booker to find Permanent work, your profile, Employment and Education History and CV will become visible to schools once you click 'Apply' under a job description.
As with any job application you need to remember that your prospective employer(s) will often be looking at several different teacher profiles within a short space of time.
So you need to make sure your best qualities and experiences are visible straight away. Here are some tips on how to enhance your profile and boost your employment prospects.
Profile picture – be professional: face visible, not blurry and not in a group. Avoid hats, sunglasses, hair, shadows over the eyes or any other distractions. This is your professional profile!
Personal statement – This is your chance to sell yourself, but make sure it's concise. You want to cover your previous experience (emphasising recent work), your specialisms and strengths, and your overall approach to teaching and education.
SEN (special educational needs) – If you have significant experience working with students with SEN then this could make you very appealing to school. Always make sure that your profile accurately reflects your skills and depth of experience, so schools can make informed choices.
Preferred contract length – here you can widen your opportunities by choosing all preferred contract lengths.
Teaching assistant/ Cover supervisors – If you're a qualified teacher, you will see an option to be invited for Cover Supervisor/Teaching Assistant roles. If you wish to be visible to schools posting such roles please check the corresponding box(es) on your profile. If you an unqualified teacher but are interested in these sorts of roles this should be discussed at interview and your suitability assessed by your interviewer.
Educational History - This section is mainly for candidates seeking Permanent Work. Here you can add entries with information about schools, colleges, universities, training providers etc. where you have received training and education.
Employment History - This section is mainly for candidates seeking Permanent Work. Here you can add entries with information about previous schools and organisations worked at, including details of responsibilities, dates worked etc.
Tip: use the feature 'Preview Profile' to view your profile as a school sees it. Make adjustments accordingly to give yourself the best chance of securing that job.