Edustaff recruitment process

Edustaff recruits on behalf of it’s clients – education institutions such as schools and universities. We have received some questions around the process this entails so will be summarising the major points for candidates below

  1. We advertise positions for our clients and encourage candidates to apply on the vacancy link (all our updated posts can be seen on
  2. We screen all incoming CV’s so there is NO need to email your CV to us
  3. Should your CV meet the criteria set by our client we will reach out to you for more information
  4. Edustaff will make use of your CV and additional information requested to build an Edustaff profile that we will forwarded on to the client.
  5. Should the client wish to interview you they will reach out to us to and an interview will be scheduled
  6. For the interview it is recommended that you take along certified copies of your supporting documents and be in the reception at least 10 – 15 minutes before your scheduled interview time
  7. It is important to dress the part and to relax during the interview. Honesty is indeed the best policy so answer all the questions asked of you, be honest and show off your best self.
  8. Once the client has interviewed candidates it generally takes a good couple of days to get feedback from them
  9. Should a client wish to make a job offer, one will be presented
  10. It is important to remember that Edustaff works to promote you as a candidate and will be in the best position to negotiate on your behalf
  11. No fees are asked of candidates
  12. Should you be placed at an Institution after introduction by Edustaff, the client will be billed by Edustaff

We have successfully placed a number of candidates and nothing makes us happier matching the right people with the right institution 🙂


As I called for CV’s from the education sector to build up Edustaff’s database I am again flooded with CV’s of those looking for work.

What is incredibly disconcerting, especially for a recruiter, is the lack of quality exhibited in the communication received from these job seekers.

Here are a few tips to ensure not only does your application get noticed but also appreciated for the conscientiousness approach to your communication

  1. Sending a scanned CV that has been photocopied over and over again is sloppy
  2. Sending an email with a scanned CV that does not have a file name and no cover letter is going to be ignored
  3. Including a cover letter that states “I am confident I meet all the criteria for the post that has been advertised and have all the skills it requires” is lazy.  Copy and paste, generic cover letters do not work
  4. The correct spelling of curriculum vitae is required to be taken seriously
  5. Not indicating where you live is not helpful
  6. A professional email address from candidates is important. does not create a favourable impression.

When writing a cover letter, you should:

  1. Introduce yourself
  2. Mention the job (or kind of job) you’re applying for (or looking for)
  3. Show that your skills and experience match the skills and experience required – keep to a brief summary to encourage the reader to read your CV.

Looking forward to assisting all those looking for employment and adding value to the Education sector.

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Education and Covid-19

As parents look towards schools and universities to give the green light to commence academic tuition, academic institutions are looking toward a very unsure, often grey and timid leadership from the relevant governmental departments.

Institutions are doing their best to communicate with their stakeholders and ensure they are not adding fuel to the already blazing “anxiety” fires.

Schools for example may require extra hands on deck to ensure facilities meet the necessary COVID-19 cleaning and hygiene protocol, safety officers and/or additional staff to navigate the new online tuition and support path the pandemic has left us with.

For more reading on the Standard Operating Procedures please click on the following link: SOP

Edustaff is able to assist management teams with finding the right teams to support them during this time. Fill in our contact form by clicking on this link: or call Emma de Bruyn on 072 456 3304