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Does having a variety of jobs look bad on a CV?

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 12:48 am

People often worry when it comes to writing their CV that they have not had many different jobs, therefore do not have much to say. A CV isn’t really about the amount of jobs you have had, more about the relevant qualifications and experience you have. If you have only had one or two jobs, do not try to write paragraph upon paragraph to try and fill up the page, simply state what you have done and what skills / training you have had.

Often a person that has had only one or two jobs over the course of a long period can be more attractive to employers than someone who has had seven or eight different posts in a short space of time. This is because employers want to look for someone who is looking to develop their career with them and not leave at the drop of a hat. If you have had a few jobs that have only lasted six months or so, you will need to expect the interviewer to question this. It may be that you have a very valid reason, but if you do not have the answers they may think that you have no sticking power and therefor are not for them.

 

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The Job Description of a Teaching Assistant

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 7:27 pm

A teaching assistant, or a TA, has a subordinate position to the lead teacher, and helps in various activities related to teaching. Since the job requires being associated with kids, it can apparently seem to be simple, but can at times be quite tricky. Before you apply for teaching assistant jobs, read the following paragraphs to learn more about the role and responsibilities.

  • Duties of a Teaching Assistant
  • Helping the lead teachers in the planning and implementation of everyday program is the main responsibility of a TA.
  • He needs to supervise the classroom when the lead teacher is absent.
  • His task also includes creating a proper learning environment for children, offering them necessary stationery, materials, etc.
  • He has to attend conferences, staff meetings, and necessary training programs.
  • There are certain organizations that take care of proper child development in their early days. TA is expected to be a part of such program.
  • The lead teachers perform various activities that helps in intellectual, social, and emotional development of kids, the assistants need to help teachers perform such activities.
  • They also need to help children develop good habits, including personal hygiene. Some tasks associated with personal hygiene include diaper changing and toilet training.
  • It is also the responsibility of a TA to maintain a clean and neat classroom.

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