Whether you’re a recent graduate pursuing your first full-time teaching job or a veteran educator, you can benefit from polishing your resume to attract the best job opportunities. Even without experience, you can still write a good resume that will catch the interest of the hiring manager. Some important points to consider before you get started:
Don’t assume the reader knows all your acronyms are. Every city/ state/ country has different acronyms for different certifications, school boards, degrees, endorsements etc.
Tip-2 keeps it simple
Anyone hiring teacher knows what teacher do. There isn’t much need to detail all your tasks or responsibilities. Employers look for specific qualification and experience that may qualify you for position.
- Exact Title of your role.
- Subject & levels/ages that you taught
- List school name, state, city & country.
- Month and year of time worked.
That is where Teacher can learn from Business Resumes. Many teaching resumes look the same- many years of experience at the same school and it’s hard to differentiate between applicants. However what did you achieve at this job? Did you initiate any projects/club? Did you take an additional tutoring/mentoring? These things should be considered.
Use keywords that are relevant to your experience (and desired job) in your resume are important. Be sure to have the full spelling and the acronym in your resume. Taught Special Education? Don’t use “Sp. Ed.” List all subjects taught, certificates, endorsements etc…
PDFs are Ideal for this. No one will have issues viewing on other computer its formatting is not going to change or they’re mobile friendly too.