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Optimized for International Recruitment

Your CV must outperform the competition

At JOYJOBS, we understand the importance of having a standout CV when applying for international teaching jobs. Our pre-formatted CV templates are specifically designed to eliminate common mistakes and stay ahead of the latest trends in CV design.

As a registered member, you'll have unlimited access to our CV and Resume Sampler, and our team will be on hand to help you finalize and optimize your CV. You can even make changes at any time to ensure it's the best representation of you.

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Focusing on Schools' Needs: The Key to Achieving Your Goals

In the educational setting, overly personal statements like "realizing my potential," "learning about the world," and "expanding my horizons" can detract from the main purpose of your CV. Schools are primarily focused on resolving their hiring needs, rather than fostering the personal objectives of applicants.

To be successful, your job application should provide a solution that meets the needs of the recruiter, nothing more and nothing less.

We know that a weak CV can hold you back from landing your dream job, so we aim to eliminate distractions and keep the most important information on the first page. This includes your degrees, teaching credentials, job titles, employers, and dates. The less critical information can be included on subsequent pages.

At JOYJOBS, we strive for clarity and consistency in our CV optimization process. We remove clutter, such as irrelevant descriptions, inconsistent typography, and graphics, to improve readability. Our goal is for your simple and professional CV to stand out from the competition.

In addition to our CV optimization services, we also offer a personal recruitment page where you can showcase your CV, photo, introduction, and other details required by international schools.


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How we optimize CVs

Recruiters process CVs in the same way as you would look at somebody's Facebook page: by checking out points, and jumping from section to section. Your CV must remain coherent when it's read in this manner.

Because of the Personal and References, an international CV is going to be longer. Don't worry about it. We keep all essential information on the front page: your degrees, teaching credentials, job titles, employers, countries and dates.

Unlike US employers, most international schools require a photo, so make sure to present yourself professionally to set yourself apart from other candidates.

To maximize readability, we clear out the clutter. Some common distractions to eliminate:

– Trivial descriptions"Communicated effectively with the parents."
– Inconsistent typography (various fonts and sizes.)
– More than 5 bullet points in a section.
– Background images, graphics.
– Vertical lines / sidebars.
– Page frames or shaded boxes

We're here to help you every step of the way, including providing CV critiques, resume formatting help, and layout assistance. Your job search success is our top priority.


As a JOYJOBS member, you will have your own recruitment page to include your CV, photo, introduction and other details - everything that the schools need.

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Many international schools require a picture as part of your job application. Don't miss the opportunity to stand out from the competition by submitting a professional and polished image, rather than just a simple passport photo.

Every aspect of your job application should support your candidacy, not detract from it. An unprofessional or poorly taken selfie could harm your chances of being considered for the role, even if the rest of your application is strong.

It can be helpful for many job seekers to have an outside perspective on their application. At JOYJOBS, we offer CV critique, resume formatting, and layout assistance to registered candidates, so you can be confident that your application presents you in the best possible light.

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Avoiding Common CV Mistakes That Stand Between You and Job Interviews

Making mistakes is a natural part of the learning process. Even the most talented individuals can struggle with writing an effective CV. However, with recruiters spending an average of only 7.4 seconds reviewing your application, it's crucial to get it right..

Lack of Essential Information or Confusing Content.

While some personal information may be off-limits in domestic job applications, that's not always the case when applying for international positions. In fact, personal information such as your age is often a requirement for obtaining a work visa.

If your CV doesn't clearly demonstrate your eligibility for the role, recruiters may move on to the next candidate. Similarly, if your CV uses local abbreviations or terminology that only makes sense in your home country, it can be difficult for recruiters to understand your qualifications and where you're from.

Lack of Motivation for the Job.

If you're not entirely sure that you want to work at a particular school, it will show in your application. Your CV won't be as convincing to recruiters if you haven't first convinced yourself.

Before sending off your application, take the time to reflect on what kind of role and school would be the best fit for you. Rushing to apply to every open position without considering your motivation won't lead to successful results.

Using the Same CV for Different Schools and Positions.

Your goal throughout the hiring process is to show recruiters how you can solve their specific problems. Sending the same CV to every school or position you apply to won't convey this message effectively.

Distracting Layout.

The content of your CV is much more important than its presentation. However, if your layout is difficult to read or skim, it can distract recruiters from your qualifications.

When it comes to your CV's design, simplicity is key. Unless you're applying for a creative subject, such as graphic design, keep it concise, clear, and easy to read with plenty of white space.

Save your CV as a PDF, and make sure it's error-free and mobile-friendly in case recruiters need to view it on the go.

Relying Solely on Online Applications.

Submitting your application through online portals may seem like the easiest option, but it can also limit your chances of getting noticed. To stand out from the competition, consider reaching out to recruiters directly and expanding your network by building genuine relationships with people in the industry.

You'll be more likely to learn about job opportunities sooner and have a better chance of having your CV reviewed by decision-makers.

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Job QuoteWe followed all your advice and came away with jobs from our first choice of schools. We didn't even have to go to a job fair! Just from sending out our webpage, we had many schools very interested. We had a number of job offers just from the webpage and also others from telephone interviews. You really opened our eyes to see how it is supposed to be done.”

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