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7 Sections great teacher resume should include
You’ll sometimes hear (as we have) that Education is not as important on a resume as it once was. However, that advice generally refers to people working in fields like tech and startups where your experience and attitude is far more important than your education. For teachers, this simply doesn’t apply. Besides the necessity of teaching credentials in most cases, showing where you learned how to be a teacher (as well as what teaching philosophy you ascribe to) should be front and center.
If you have teaching certifications, they need to be on your teacher resume. On the other hand, if you don’t have any certifications yet, consider going for some as they’re a great way to improve your career.
3. Your favorite books
This is a great place to show more of your personality and, depending on the subjects you teach, what books you most enjoy exposing students to. These could be children’s books, classic novels, or books about teaching theory. Choosing the rights books here can also serve as a conversation starter between you and those interested in hiring you.
Awards is a great section to showcase your wins and achievements. It also shows you’re ambitious and a top player. Try to include awards that you’re most proud of and especially the ones that are connected to teaching.
This is one of the most common sections on teacher or academics professional’s resumes, especially teachers who’ve completed a PhD. Your publications section can include anything from written publications or presentations to conferences. Still, for everyone else, this could be short stories published (for English teachers) or a bit of historical research (for the history teachers out there).
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Not every resume needs to include references section, but it’s definitely a “nice to have.” The rule of a thumb is to include 2-3 points of contact, their name, role, and contact information. Make sure you ask them for a permission before you share their personal information on your resume. What we wouldn’t advise you to do is write “References upon request” on your resume. It’s not a valuable information and really wastes the reader’s time by telling them something obvious.
7. Teaching Philosophy
Lastly, if you strongly subscribe to a particular teaching philosophy or method, it should definitely feature prominently on your teacher resume. This will tell schools whether or not you’ll fit well with their culture and teaching style.
How to get a referral on LinkedIn for the teacher role you want
Applicants who rely solely on their resume to get an interview have less than a 2% chance of getting an interview. At the same time, the sales industry is downsizing (in the US). As you can see, it’s important to give yourself the best shot possible at getting hired. This includes leveraging personal connections to get referred to a job.
So before you start applying for a new sales role, check your 1st and 2nd degree contacts in both LinkedIn and in any other relevant groups you may belong to. If you don’t have strong connections in the industry you’re looking to establish yourself in, start making them now!
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