Teacher Resume StrategiesPosted Monday, September 19, 2011, at 2:13 AM
Teacher Resume Strategies
Teaching jobs can be very competitive as a school district wants to ensure they hire an individual who will be successful with the students. There are some areas that pay higher wages for teachers than others. In those areas, there are often many individuals applying for a single teaching position. If you are a teacher who is seeking employment, it is essential that you create an excellent teacher resume.
Your resume will need to be well organized and well written to catch the attention of those first viewing your resume. The resume should include details about your education and any special certifications that you hold. You should also list any professional memberships you hold on the resume. Detail all of your teaching experience. If you are fresh out of college, discuss your experience as a student teacher. You can include information about tutoring jobs you have had or other jobs related to teaching that you have held.
When creating a teacher resume, think about any volunteer work you have done where you have worked with children or teenagers. Provide information on this volunteer experience on your resume. You can find a couple good examples of sample teacher resumes that do this here. You can even include details about times you worked with younger children when you were a teenager. For instance, perhaps you spent time working as a camp counselor when you were younger.
Include several sold references on your resume. If you have previous experience as a teacher, it is a good idea to include the principal or another teacher as one of your references. You can also include references who can attribute to your positive qualities as a leader or as a socially conscious person. Perhaps you will want to list your minister at church or someone you worked with when doing volunteer work.
With some time and thought, you can certainly create an excellent resume to use when applying for a job as a teacher.
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