Yes it does. Times new roman – is off-puttingly old fashioned. Wacy fonts and graphic elements can easily overstep the mar and are associated with “wacky” candidates (read inappropriately qualified). Avoid. Arial is a fairly safe bet, as is Tahoma and scores of conservative yet modern types.

We have a CV writing page – here : http://teachweb.co.uk/first-impressions-your-cv/

You can find example CVs for each subject – the styles we have found to be effective.

Do: put your teaching experience first, use bullet points, try to include “above and beyond” points for each school (ran “science club” etc), prepare your CV early – start now.

Don’t: simply list school names, addresses and dates, use time new roman, include achievements separated from now by over 10 years (such as bronze swimming award, guide badge for hat making etc), leave it too late!

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