Interview skills

27th February 2004 at 00:00
I am a student on a primary PGCE course. So far we've had no advice on how to apply for jobs, although tutors have said we should be applying now. How can I get advice?

Teaching posts for September start to appear in The TES round about now.

Many local authorities operate a pool to save students having to complete application forms for each school. Check whether the careers service offers any courses. Some offices may run mock interviews.

Ask your school mentors about their experience of job-hunting and selecting staff. The application you completed for your PGCE is a good starting point. What more can you add? Check spelling, grammar and punctuation, and ask a friend to check it for any errors you might have missed.

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