WantToTeach95
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Hi everyone!

I'm applying to teacher training for September 2022.
In the section of the application form for employment history, you need to list all jobs since leaving school. You also have to explain any gaps. I'm not too worried about the gaps as they are all valid reasons. However, I'm a little concerned about looking like a 'job-hopper' as some of my jobs were short-term. This is mostly due to moving or being offered a better position elsewhere. Unfortunately, there's nowhere to indicate the reasons for leaving. Will this affect my application negatively?

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(Original post by WantToTeach95)
Hi everyone!

I'm applying to teacher training for September 2022.
In the section of the application form for employment history, you need to list all jobs since leaving school. You also have to explain any gaps. I'm not too worried about the gaps as they are all valid reasons. However, I'm a little concerned about looking like a 'job-hopper' as some of my jobs were short-term. This is mostly due to moving or being offered a better position elsewhere. Unfortunately, there's nowhere to indicate the reasons for leaving. Will this affect my application negatively?

Thanks!
No, it shouldn't make any difference to your application. The important thing is to accurately list all your jobs with the correct dates
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nah they won't care too much. The main thing is that you've not been banged up or spent time somewhere for which you either cannot or do not want to account.
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It’s a “safer recruiting” thing. You just have to produce an accurate timeline; doesn’t matter if it’s full of odd jobs and study breaks as long as there isn’t any time that you can’t account for.
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Thanks for the responses I feel more reassured now. x
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They really won't worry about this, especially in today's employment market.
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