Have you started on your application materials? Boost your job search by creating a resume that will get you noticed! Hear what school districts have to say and learn the basics of writing a stellar resume.
Making the Grade in YOUR Job Search:A Teacher’s Guide to Career Success How to Create a Winning Resume Presented by: Bethany Bagley College of Education Career Consultant
The Resume Highlights: Education YOUR Marketing Certifications Document Experience Skills Accomplishments Accent the positive: Most important info first Focus on achievements and successes Emphasize any computer/technical skills
The Resume Formatting One full page/two full pages Limit white space (margins~ .5) 10-12 point font Use bullets, not paragraphs Action Words No Pronouns
Making a Good Resume GREAT Think before you write… Be relevant What is the purpose of a résumé? Be concise Who is the intended reader? What message do I want to send? Be consistent Consider the Employer’s Perspective What skills, abilities, experiences, and characteristics do you have that will meet the employer’s needs ?
The Employer’s PerspectiveSchool Districts Speak Out!How can a candidate make him or herself stand out in their resume? “…when applying for a specific job, tailor the resume to that position. That means researching the position and emphasizing your attributes that make you the perfect candidate.” “High GPA, special endorsements (math, gifted, etc.).” “include volunteer opportunities in a school environment; make sure the information is free of errors, well-organized, and professional” “Keep it neat, concise and orderly with dates and location of student teaching and work history.” “On a resume, I look for their educational preparation, degrees and certification first in an attempt to make a match. Once you have this basic information, I like to see what else they can bring to the table as in extracurricular activities, fine arts, or class moderator positions. We have 100 teachers on staff, but everyone has to do something else to be hired and its nice to see that on the resume.” “Put "highlights" of their experience teaching/student teaching.” Know Your Strengths and Fit for THAT specific school!
General Resume Headings Heading/Contact Information Objective Education/Certifications Experience Optional: Skills (Technical, Computer, and/or Language) Honors & Memberships Research Campus & Community Involvement
Personal Information NAME ADDRESS Optional: Telephone Website, Number EMAIL Link to Profile Is your Email and Voicemail appropriate??
Objective A good objective statement answers the following: What type of positions you are seeking (internship or entry-level). What type of company/industry/job you are seeking (human resources, operational management, education). What qualities you bring to the job (your strengths).
Education & Certification Degree- Proper Name Minor, Concentration Date of graduation Area, Emphasis Institution and Location G.P.A. 3.0 or higher* Can include Study Abroad Can include endorsements (Reading, Gifted, ESOL) Additional trainings/certifications (Project Wild, CPR, FirstAID)
Experience Forget the fancy stuff – keep it Most important section of a simple and hard-hitting Resume Lead with your strengths (Most Important Info First) Include: Position Title (department) Relevant to Objective and Employer Focused Organization – Location Dates Use Action Words Reverse chronological order Bullet Statement: One to two line statement beginning with action verb Describes a skill, responsibility, or experience Quantify and place into perspective when possible
Experience Chairman of Advertising/Public Relations Athens, GA American Red Cross, Fundraising Committee March 2010 – Present • Coordinated and supervised committee • Marketed program to media • Wrote press release for event OR Chairman of Advertising/Public Relations Athens, GA American Red Cross, Fundraising Committee March 2010 – Present • Coordinated and supervised a 6 member committee, maximized committee potential by delegating to members’ strengths • Provided personal outreach to various media outlets, led to first coverage from 4 outlets • Wrote press release and secured media publicity through radio, paper, and internet sources Use #’s, $’s, %’s Results Focused Consistent No Pronouns Scanable
Experience Are you thinking of the reader? EXPERIENCE General ( Professional ) Interest Specific (Teaching Experience) Related Experiences Characteristic Specific (Leadership experience) RECOMMEND: Student Teaching Experience/Practicum Related Experiences Anything related to the educational field, paid or volunteer eg. Tutoring, day-care, camp counselor CAMPUS & COMMUINTY INVOLVEMENT Campus and Community Involvement Extracurricular Activities Philanthropic Endeavors
Special Sections Campus & Community Involvement Honors & Awards Skills (Language & Computer) Related Coursework Research Experience Professional Memberships & Conferences
Resume Example One page resumes are also acceptable. Don’t forget: MAKE ITYOUR OWN!
Resume Tips & Reminders Omit all personal pronouns Avoid wordiness Provide information that is relevant and positive Quantify & Qualify when possible Prioritize information Emphasize importance: Bold, italic - help to highlight items you want to bring to the reader’s attention - Do not overuse Don’t include personal information, salary requirements, or geographic preferences Proofread, Proofread!!
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