Sunday, 9 September 2012

Hot Topic: Posting Your CV Online

Some people advocate posting your CV online so that potential employers can see your experience and qualifications when they search for teachers. While in theory it would be nice to get headhunted for a job the reality is much different. Posting your CV will likely result in lots of job offers from recruiters who send mass emails and don't even bother to read which countries you're interested in teaching in.

Think about it from an employer's point of view. If you were looking for a teacher, would you pay to get access to CVs and have to sort through hundreds of CVs even though most of them probably aren't interested in your job? Or, would you rather pay to place a job advert and have those who are truly interested in working for you send you their CV directly to your inbox?

Most employers choose the latter or hire recruiters who will do the former. If you still want to post your CV online, I suggest you do it on LinkedIn.com where you can network to your heart's content. In addition, apply directly to jobs that interest you rather than waiting for them to come to you. You can find heaps of places to look for jobs at job sites.


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