Resume

  1. Identification
    • Home address
    • College address (include zip code and phone number)
    • Email address
    • Personal & Academic website
  2. Professional Objective
    • Non-specific approach - use the word "prefer", it leaves you open, i.e. "prefer to work in an educational setting". Be careful not to be too broad.
    • Specific approach - type of classroom or specific grade
  3. Education
    • Name of institutions attended
    • Location (town, state)
    • Degrees and when received
    • Areas of concentration (if you took courses which highlight your abilities, add them); or certification area
    • Other high points (dean's list, scholarships, excellence awards)
    • Cumulative average (optional, if consistent over the years)
  4. Credentials
    • Credentials and dates received or expected
  5. Student Teaching Experience
    • School System (start with most recent heading); location
    • Dates
    • Describe what each placement is all about.
    • Describe basic responsibilities (highlight 2 or 3) and duties performed.
    • What did you gain from each experience? What skills did you use?
  6. Career-Related Work Experience
    • Name of employer
    • Location
    • Dates
    • Duties and Responsibilities (use action verbs that highlight skills)
  7. Non-Career Related Work Experience (optional)
    • Same as above if you choose to separately describe each position.
    • Lump experience together as well as dates if you want to condense: e.g. 1982-85 - Performed various waitressing and cashiering jobs.
    • Be sure to highlight it if you have financed education by working part-time, i.e. work study, odd jobs, etc.
  8. Extra-Curricular Activities
    • University related activities and organizations
      • Name of organization
      • Your role (President, Treasurer, etc.)
      • Responsibilities (optional if they show skills you used)
    • Highlight your leadership experience and skills. They do not have to be solely university related.
    • Non-university activities and organizations
  9. Interests (indicates well-rounded individual)
    • Emphasize your education and experience in areas of particular interest to school districts. For example: coaching, clubs, etc.
    • Emphasize special skills or abilities
  10. Technology Skills (optional)
    • website developlment
    • probeware, etc.
  11. References
    • List names of master teachers, university supervisors, professors, employers, etc.  List name, institution, contact information.
  12. Summary of Qualifications (may be included here or right after job objective. Suggest it be added after objective, but is optional)
    • Tie together what you feel that you have accomplished in the last four years
    • A personal touch
    • What are your assets?
    • Personal attributes are, i.e.:
      • interpersonal relations
      • dependability
      • communication skills
      • perseverance through student teaching experience
    • Do the job for the employer by highlighting abilities and qualifications in summary form.
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