In India, teaching is regarded as one of the most respected professions. Many people aspire to become a teacher. However, while some people get their dream job quickly, others struggle. While you are looking for a job, you may find that someone else gets the opportunity you think you deserved better or have been desperately looking for.
One of the significant reasons you may lose is not because they are more capable or skilled than you but because of their innovative approach to the profession. Today, getting a teacher’s job in Chennai or any other in India, for that matter, is not as easy as it was a decade ago. Today, educational institutions expect significantly more from educators.
To find a job as a teacher in Chennai and be successful in your profession, you must be a good mentor and a specialist in different educational programs.
If you are looking for a teacher job in Chennai, here are a few tips that you can follow to improve your chances of selection.
When you look for any job, proper planning is necessary, and teaching is no different. The more time you spend planning, the easier it will be to focus your efforts on your job search. You must know how and where to look for the right job that suits your profile.
You can start by looking for jobs at the various online job portals, attending a job fair, getting in touch with the human resource department of the school, or the teacher recruitment consultancies, etc.
Make a professional Resume
Your Resume is considered a reflection of your personality. Educational institutions may receive hundreds of applications every day and stand out from the rest, your Resume must be eye-catching and effective to convince the potential recruiter that you are the ideal candidate for the job at first glance itself.
Take your time to prepare a professional resume by highlighting your accomplishments, strengths, skills, experience, etc. If you are sending your Resume online to the potential employer, it is better to send it in PDF format so that the recruiter does not face any issues opening your profile.
Once you are ready with the Resume, take your time to prepare a good cover letter and keep it handy so that you can immediately send your profile when you see an opening. Also, it is better to upload your profile/Resume and cover letter on various job portals so that potential employers can reach out to you.
Prepare for the interview
Just as it is vital to prepare a good resume, it is critical to do the proper preparation for the interview. Once you send your Resume to a potential employer, you must be ready to attend an interview. During the interview, you must come across a relaxed and confident individual who can handle even the toughest challenges you may face.
It would help if you got yourself acquainted with the overall culture of the educational institution where you are attending the interview, its activities, its motto and the students. Also, you must be ready to discuss your innovative ideas, how you want to approach the teaching, classroom administration, etc.
Your preparation should show an attitude of problem solving and creativity about how you can make learning better for the students.
Use the above tips to get your dream job as a teacher and get ready to shape your students’ future.
The author, Dr. David K Simson is a trained radiation oncologist specializing in advanced radiation techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) / Rapid Arc, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is also experienced in interstitial, intracavitary, and intraluminal brachytherapy.