6 Tips to Find Your Perfect Job Through Kent-Teach

There are many ways to make the most out of your job search on Kent-Teach. This blog will break down the different ways to do this and maximise the chance you will see the jobs that interest you. The very first step to achieving this is registering for free on Kent-Teach. Please click the link and follow the easy steps to create your account.

1) Filters

One of the most important features on the Kent-Teach website, to maximise the chance of seeing the vacancies relevant to you, is using the filters section when searching for jobs. If you are on a laptop, you will see the filters on the left sidebar of the website and the top right of the website if you are on a mobile device.

The reason the filters are so useful is because they allow you to narrow down your job search, eliminate excess results and save you precious job-searching time. The Kent-Teach website permits you to filter down by location, phase of school, vacancy type, subject, contract type and more. 

If you are unsure about the type of role you are looking for, you can apply varying degrees of filters. An example of this could be that you are open to a range of support roles in your area, so you only need to filter your job search to support roles and locations. If you are looking for more flexible roles, you could also add a filter option for contract type, such as part-time.

If you know what you want, then you could filter more heavily to really lower the amount of search results. You could filter by location, contract type, subject and phase of school. We would recommend having a play around with the filters to see which combination works best for you and to see a wider range of vacancies.

2) Job Alerts

Another extremely useful way to maximise the chance of finding the most suitable jobs for you is job alerts. 

This feature on your Kent-Teach account allows you to select job alerts for specific types of jobs you would like to apply for. You can customise alerts based on location, contract type, job type, category, subject and more. Once you have selected the types of jobs you want to see, you will receive email notifications for when these types of vacancies are posted. We would still encourage you to search for jobs manually, even if you have your job alerts turned on.

To find this feature on your personal account, please go to my preferences and then my job preferences. 

3) Register Your Interest In A School 

Similar to turning on job alerts for types of jobs, in the same section of your account, you can select up to 5 specific schools you want to receive advertisement notifications. This can be particularly helpful if you have specific schools in mind that you want to work at due to locality, environment/culture or an existing relationship. 

To find this feature on your personal account, please go to my preferences and then my school preferences. 

For both job alerts and school preferences, you have the choice to receive these updates daily or weekly. Please find this in the activations section of my preferences.

4) Follow Us On Social Media

Another great option to stay up to date with adverts being posted on Kent-Teach is to follow our social media platforms. Any adverts posted on the Kent-Teach website automatically go on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We would recommend using the website to search for jobs due to the filter aspect. Nevertheless, you may find scrolling through our social media platforms preferable and provide convenient updates in smaller portions.

Facebook – Kent School Jobs

Twitter - @KentSchoolJobs

5) The Kent-Teach Newsletter

Each month, Kent-Teach send out a newsletter to the Kent-Teach members who are signed up to our newsletter. The monthly newsletter provides valuable information and resources related to education and teaching. It also includes statistics on job vacancies for teaching, leadership, and support roles. While the job search and filters on the website are primary tools, the newsletter can offer additional insights for job seekers that could be beneficial for applying for vacancies. 

If you are interested in signing up for our newsletter, please find this in the activations section of my preferences.

6) Give Yourself Time

Applying for a job in a school can be time consuming, you will need to provide your full work history, references and infor

For every role you apply for via the Kent-Teach website you should write a new personal statement and include this in your application. We recommend that each application should be tailored to the role and the school you are applying to work in which takes time. It's a good idea to keep a copy of your personal statement on your device which you can tailor for each vacancy you apply for on Kent-Teach.

Once you have applied for 

For more tips on how to write a great personal statement, then read our blog "10 Tips for Writing the Perfect Personal Statement" next. 

As important as it is to utilise the best ways to search for a job, it is also extremely important to utilise the ways to successfully apply. An important part of the job application process is your personal statement. For tips on this, please visit our blog 10 Tips for Writing the Perfect Personal Statement.

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