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What Makes A Good Independent Schools Candidate by Ami Firm

  • Publish Date: Posted about 7 years ago
  • Author:by Collette Negre

About the Consultant…

Name: Ami Firm

Job Title: Independent Schools Consultant

What did you do before joining Greycoat Lumleys? I was a private household manager and yacht stewardess

How long have you been working at Greycoat Lumleys? 1 year

What do you like best about your job? The diversity of candidates and clients that I work with

Which four individuals, living or not, would you like to have a MyChef dinner party with?
My mum, sister, Einstein and Princes Diana

What was your earliest memory as a child? Or What is your favorite family tradition?
Having Sunday dinner at my nana’s house is one of our longest family traditions. It’s a great time for our family as all my cousins and aunties come together, and we don’t often get to see each other.

About the Candidate…

What are the most important things you look for when receiving a Candidates CV? Anyone who has a passion for working with children and has previously worked with children of any age in any capacity.

When you first meet a Candidate; what is expected from the candidate to impress you?
A friendly, warm character who would work well with children.

What key pieces of advice do you give to your candidates when they are going to an interview?
I advise to go to all interviews with independent schools, as every school has a different character and personality, so it’s always good to go visit the school and to get a feel for the kind of environment you would be working in. Always be friendly!

If a candidate is yet to secure their first schools role through us, what advice would you give them in order to boost their CV or get their foot in the door?
As long as you have experience with children, this should really help you when securing your first position within an independent school. Expanding your experience working with children in any capacity will help you to obtain a role within an independent school.

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