A Curriculum Vitae, or CV for short, is a professional document that summarizes your work history, education, and skills. The main purpose of a CV is to sell you, as a candidate, to prospective employers. When applying for a position, you’re always going to be asked for a CV, coupled with a cover letter. However, rumors have it that many teachers do see the need to get a CV. But this article will enlighten you as a teacher to see the need to get yourself a CV. The following are some reasons why you must get yourself a CV;
CVs are for academic purposes. It’s an in-depth document that describes the whole course of your career in full detail. This entails the education background, thus, beginning from Basic school to the last academic ladder.
Teachers are professionals- and are mandated by National Teaching Council (NTC) to undergo a set of academic exercises to hone their skills. This will also help teachers to monitor their career progress as they climb the academic ladder.
Curriculum Vitae serves as a database and reflects the expectations and achievements of the teacher within the ambit of the profession. It is a rich resource material to help you relate to your experience, strengths, and weaknesses. It is a template to help you visualize your expected goals and educational outcomes. The demands of the profession in terms of the new educational reforms make it a requirement.
It is useful for placement and categorization for administrative portfolios. Teachers are sometimes called to occupy some positions at the district educational offices hence the need to have a professional CV. This also forms part of your identity as a teacher. It is a symbol of recognition and aligns your objectives as a teacher to the expectations of the curriculum.