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This simple TEFL CV template is a great choice for just about any profession. Featuring crisp, clean typography, a basic layout with no fancy elements and subtle but effective spacing, it’s a solid choice for most job applications.
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Features of this TEFL CV:
If you’re looking for a job teaching English as a foreign language, the example content will inspire you. The content imagines that the applicant has had some part time TEFL experience and at the same time holds a part time position for a local restaurant. However, don’t feel disheartened if your experience is not as broad. Many companies are happy to accept graduates (with any subject of degree) who either hold a TEFL qualification or who are willing to work towards it.
The CV template uses Open Sans which is available from Google (free) here: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Open+Sans
Subtle letter spacing add a little creative flair to this CV. This is used for the headings and for your contact information.
All headings, together with your contact information, feature borders at the top and bottom. This helps divide up your information and makes your CV easier to read.
A dark grey colour is used for some of the details. This adds a subtle style detail whilst ensuring that the lines are not too bold.
1.15 pt line spacing is used throughout. However, single line spacing is used in the employment and qualifications sections to ensure that details are separated and easy-to-read.
The CV uses narrow margins to allow the maximum possible information across two pages.
Easy to edit
Having no columns, text boxes or tables to fiddle with, this CV template is incredibly easy to edit!
What to include on a TEFL CV
Writing a TEFL CV is quite similar to any other profession, but there are some subtle differences. These unique differences stand out to any manager knowing what to look for. If you miss out on these important details you may never hear back from them.
Including personal information on your TEFL CV
On a typical standard CV you would be expected to provide your name and contact information. This would usually be your email address and mobile number. But on a TEFL CV you should also provide your nationality and date of birth. The reason for this is that some countries have visa restrictions based on a person’s nationality and their age.
It’s important to know that your visa is legal and above board. There have been cases in the past that teachers have unwittingly been duped into believing their paperwork is accurate and legal. Unfortunately this isn’t always the case, so read Visa crackdowns and TEFL for further information.
Including a photo on your TEFL CV
Whether you should include a photo on your CV often divides the community. On the one hand you may find that a professional photo adds a nice touch to your application. It can sometimes be nice for a face to be put to a name, especially when the employer is trying to build up a picture of how well you may fit into the team. However, a photo could also have a negative affect on the outcome of a job interview. You may not want the employer to have the chance to discriminate against you, so leaving off your photo could be the safest way to go.
For more information read – Should I include a CV photo?
When it comes to writing a TEFL CV it would usually be advisable to include a photo. Because you are unlikely to be having an interview in person, you can often make your CV more personable by adding a photo.
Here are the dos and don’ts on your choice of CV photo:
- Don’t use a passport photo
- Avoid using Facebook selfie pics
- Choose a picture that makes you look confident and friendly
- Attach the photo separately if it takes up too much space on your CV
- Choose something appropriate – use your common sense
- Use a professional photo
Useful TEFL CV resources:
- TEFL jobs
- Teaching English as a foreign language – job profile
- TEFL updates on Twitter