by Candace Davies
Jan 3, 2011
Writing an education resume can be a lengthy and brain draining process. If you have never written one before, or haven’t written one for awhile, it may feel overwhelming. Creating your resume is one of those things in life that has to be done from time to time. Be assured that if you take it one step at a time, it will be a painless process.
An excellent resume will generate a job interview, where a bad resume may not even get you a response. In order to create a resume that will get results, you need the proper skills. Keep in mind, the hard work that goes into producing a resume will eventually help you land the teacher job of your choice. Your resume is your best friend on your journey to finding a job – it will be the only information representing you in your absence. It is an advertisement, so take pride in writing your resume and you will be rewarded with a great position.
In the following information, you will find six tips important for a successful resume. They are as follows:
1. Target your resume: The name of the game is getting attention. You want to be the center of attention and feel no shame for it. In order to get your potential employer's attention, you have to individualize and cater your teacher resume for that particular school district or organization. Target and emphasize the required skills and achievements you have for that particular job vacancy. A focused resume will clearly address all of the employer's needs by concentrating on the particular qualifications that the job requires.
2. Contain current contact information: It is critical to state contact information at the top of your first page, regardless of the format you are using for your resume. Your full name, home address, home/cellular number, and a professional email address need to be part of your resume. The easier you make it for an employer to reach you, the more chance you have of being reached for an interview. Don’t make it hard for them, or they may just give up and move on to the next candidate.
3. Indicate the position you’re seeking: Many individuals will call this the resume objective. When you clearly state your objective, the reader will quickly determine if you can add value to their school district. In other words, do they have an opening for the position you are wishing to secure. If you don’t have an objective, they will need to dig through your resume and try to find out what you want to do. The odds of them taking the time to do this are slim. Be honest in your objective; do not hinder yourself with the fear of not getting the job.
4. List education: Your professional resume must include a section on your education and certifications. This should be listed in reverse chronological order (or in order of relevance). Your most recent qualification is placed first along with the institution you received it from. Do not be shy to list major awards or accomplishments you received while studying. If you have not completed your course of study, provide a date for expected graduation or that it is in process.
5. Incorporate achievements: When compiling your resume, you need to name your accomplishments. Your resume is no place to be humble – if you don’t inform the reader what you have done, no one else will. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran teacher, your achievements clearly state that you had a goal and it was achieved. This demonstrates your effectiveness and determination.
6. Revise and edit: Do not rely on a simple word check program to check for spelling and grammar. The easiest way to get your resume tossed into the, “do not interview pile”, is by making little grammatical or typographical mistakes. Have someone else read it over. Sometimes others can spot mistakes you have missed.
These are the six important teacher resume writing tips that are critical to creating a resume that will get noticed and placed in the pile of candidates to be hired. If you find the task of creating your resume, stressful, time consuming, or if you don’t know where to begin, it is a wise investment to hire a professional.
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