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  • Resume Workshop for Teachers
  • RESUME WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS Presented by: Lindsay Seaborn, Career Coordinator
  • Main Purpose of a Resume?
    • Get an Interview!!
  • Purpose
    • Visual presentation of your skills and experience
    • First Impression
    • Marketing Tool
    • Foot in the Door
  • Resume is Your Brochure
    • Attractive
    • Clean, easy-to-read
    • Concise: Boil it down to the essence of YOU!
    • Action verbs
    • Achievement Oriented, not just tasks
    • Show scope and breadth
  • What Schools Want
    • Clean, crisp, well-written, easy to read
    • Accuracy and professional appearance
    • Writing that demonstrates enthusiasm
    • and passion for the position
    • Highly Qualified!
    • Want to see experience in teaching, working with children/youth
    • Someone who will contribute
      • to their community
  • Be Unique!
    • Avoid the cookie-cutter resume
    • You are a teacher.
    • Be while staying within guidelines!
    creative
  • Teaching Resume Should Contain
    • Contact Information: DO include email address
    • Statement of Objective
    • Education: include GPA
    • Highly Qualified
    • Training: include field experience, units taught
  • Teaching Resume Should Contain
    • Work Experience: Most current first
    • Action Words & be Accomplishment Oriented
    • Computer Skills
    • Quantitative Information
    • High School Activities: sponsorship of programs
  • FORMAT
    • Paper: 8 ½ x 11 white/cream, good bond
    • 1 Page when possible
    • No pictures/personal info
    • Font Type: try Tahoma, Arial or other clean font
    • Font Size: 11 – 14 pt
    • BE CONSISTENT!
  • FORMAT
    • White Space: used wisely
    • Margins: lined up
    • Bullets: for lists (2 or more)
    • Don’t fold, staple or paperclip when mailing
    • If scanning possible avoid lines and underlining
  • Prioritize!
    • Headers
    • Bullets
    • References
    Always place the most relevant information closest to the top!
  • Employers Biggest Pet Peeves
    • Spelling and Grammar Errors
    • Too vague and generic
    • Boastful
    • Not enough information
  • FINAL STEP PROOF IT!!
  • COVER LETTER
  • Purpose
    • Introduce yourself
    • Promote your candidacy for job
    • Tell what you can contribute
    • Communicate your value
  • Cover Letter Should Be…
    • Specific & Personal
    • Written in proper business form on same paper as resume
    • One page
    • Edited carefully for spelling, grammar and punctuation
    • School & Job-Centered
    • Tell what you can contribute
  • Cover Letter Should Be…
    • Tailored for specific job - research
    • Express an interest in learning more about school & job
    • Addressed to specific individual with correct title and address
    • Single spaced, double between paragraphs, same font as resume
  • Cover Letter Should Not Be…
    • A Generic Form Letter
    • Over-confident or braggy
    • Cute or Humorous
    • Self-Centered
    • Tell what YOU want
    • A rehash of your resume
  • Paragraph #1
    • Brief: Two to three sentences
    • State position for which you are applying, where you saw the posting
    • Any personal contacts you have in or with the school or school system
    • Your general qualifications for the job
  • Paragraph #2
    • Body of the letter
    • State why you are the person for the job: Sell yourself
    • Expand upon qualifications: pick out your most relevant qualifications
    • Demonstrate how your background and experience qualify you for the job
  • Paragraph #3
    • Conclusion/Closing
    • Keep it simple
    • State where and when you can be reached
    • Express willingness to come to an interview or supply further information
    • Thank the reader for his/her time and consideration
  • Other Correspondence
    • Thank you/Follow-up
    • Letters of Recommendation
  • The End