It is important to make a good first impression with your CV, as it is likely to be the first thing the employer sees about you. You should convey all the right information and present it well to make yourself stand out from other applicants. CV’s give the employer an insight on your qualifications, skills and experience which can help the determine if you are the right person for the job. We have written a guide to give you the best chance of landing an interview and starting your career as a learning support assistant .
If you are looking to attain a learning support assistant (LSA) role at a school, it is crucial that your CV reflects your passion for the role and includes all the information the employer is looking for. An effective CV is well presented, displays relevant skills and experience and it allows them to learn more about you. It is important that there is a good use of grammar, text is kept concise and any non relevant information is left out as this can come across as unprofessional which could mean employer reject your application.
Your contact details need to be at the top of your CV, so it is easy for the employer to find them and contact you.
Your contact details should include your name, address, phone number and email address. Avoid including any unprofessional email address as it will create a negative first impression. You don’t need to include your date of birth, marital status or a photo of yourself as employers must be able to prove their hiring processes are free from any profiling based on age, gender, race, appearance and marital status.
Including certificates on your CV proves that you have specific expertise that is issued by an authorized organisation and you have the capability to enhance your skills and knowledge. It is a requirement for most jobs working with children to have passed certain courses such as safeguarding, this should be included in this section.