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Suggestions for Education Resume

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I went back and forth with my resume.  I was told one page and then two pages.  I finally decided on a two page resume.  I included:

Relevant education - BA, MA, etc   (I also added my CELTA certification)

Relevant work experience - jobs not related to teaching or management is not needed. Ex: I did not put my 2 years as a clothing store salesman or 1 year sweeping tennis courts. :)

Relevant publications - If any

Places Visited - I added this to my resume as I have visited 79 countries.  I thought good for international schools to see that I was well traveled.
 

I found this article really helpful in making the resume more colorful:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/jobstreetcom-malaysia/action-verbs-in-action-sample-resume-bullet-points-that-kick-off-with-powerful-v/10150432630327479

 

I found this site useful in providing samples of good resumes for education:

http://www.wwu.edu/careers/docs/resumehandout_foreducators.pdf

 

I also found this helpful:

http://career-advice.monster.com/resumes-cover-letters/resume-writing-tips/resume-tips-for-teachers/article.aspx

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On 1/23/2016 at 1:18 PM, michael said:

I was told one page and then two pages.  I finally decided on a two page resume. 

As someone who has has to read resumes to decide on who to employ, I agree keep it short, 1 page or 2 pages is ok. Longer, honestly, I skip sections or bin them. The most important thing is the resume must be clear, I do not want to spend time trying to figure out the important details, i.e. dates started, dates finished, schools worked at, qualifications obtained. Forget buzz words etc, unless you have evidence to back it up. 

 

On 1/23/2016 at 1:18 PM, michael said:

Relevant work experience - jobs not related to teaching or management is not needed. Ex: I did not put my 2 years as a clothing store salesman or 1 year sweeping tennis courts.

One million percent agree. And also please list your experiences and qualifications in reverse order. I want to see most recent first. 

 

Another tip, and this may sound obvious, but do not lie. I recently canceled the contract of a teacher who had included false information on her/his resume. This includes degrees started but not completed, if you did not finish then state that you did not finish it- or don't include it at all. I recently read a resume that someone had listed a Master's degree with a start date as 2017 and finish date as 2019... it took me a minute to process what that meant. 

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