TEFL CVs – The Ultimate Guide (p6)

Step 6 – Other information

Having a section for other relevant information can allow you to show any experience, skills or personality that isn’t already conveyed by your employment and education history. Sometimes a job posting might ask for specific experience or skills, such as a full clean driving license, and this is where you should mention these.

tefl coursesKeep this section short! Don’t use this as an excuse to list every certificate you have ever earned. Again, make sure that you write about things that are relevant to teaching English as a foreign language. One or two hobbies, such as playing in a band in the example, can show that you are social and confident in front of others.

What to mention:

• Any training/teaching/leadership roles held outside of work
• Travel experience, particularly if you have lived in a foreign country
• Computer literacy
• First aid certificate
• Driving license
• A few appropriate hobbies to show personality
• You may wish to mention here if you have a particular affinity for aspects of the culture in your chosen country

Example

Useful Information

Interests: I am a very active person and enjoy many outdoor pursuits, including mountain biking and hiking. I am also a talented drummer and play in a local band. I have travelled to many countries in Europe and enjoy its variety of culture.

IT Literacy: Word, Excel, Front Page and Office

Driving licence: I have a full licence and have been driving for 5 years.

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