A teaching resume contains some unique features specific to your field. For basic guidelines, refer to the general resume section.
In the interest of space, an objective is not necessary.
Objective: To Obtain an entry-level position in secondary education.
- If you are submitting an application for this kind of position, why have an objective in the first place?
- It's already understood.
1 Page: In a competitive job market, your resume receives a 20-30 second glance.
Employers do not have time to read more than 1 page.
Describing Your Experience
Reverse Chronological Order.List your most recent experience first. From there, work your way backwards.
- Present vs. Past
- When describing a job or internship's responsibilities, and it is still occurring, use present tense.
- If you completed the position, use past tense.
Action Verbs, Not Complete Sentences or Paragraphs.
- Omit personal pronouns (I, you, me, my, their, they're) and, "a", "an", and "the" to achieve a concise style that will be easier--and faster--for employers to read.
- Although it takes up more space, it's quicker for the employer to read.
- Emphasize skills learned and tasks completed.
Know When It's Appropriate to Edit
- For less relevant experience, list it towards the end of your resume.
- In some cases, you can condense or even omit it.
- Consult a career counselor for more direction
Action Research Paper Assessment Tools Audiovisual Learning Techniques Balanced Literacy Child-Centered Classroom Management Community Participation Cooperative Learning Counseled Curriculum Development Differentiated Instruction Different Learning Styles Diverse Learning Styles English as a Second Language (ESL) English Language Learners (ELL) Gifted and Talented Guided Reading Hands-on Learning/Experiences Individualized Education Program (IEP) Instructed Interactive Learning International Baccalaureate Program (IBP) Lesson Planning Modified Instruction Multi-Cultural Instruction Multiple Intelligences Multi-Sensory Instruction Parental Involvement Parent-Teacher Conference Small and Large Group Instruction Special Needs Standardized Testing Students with Disabilities Teaching Portfolio Teaching Styles/Methods Team Teaching Thematic Unit