How Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) Screen Education Candidates Using Keywords

Updated :: 2016/08

by Candace Alstad - Davies on August 26, 2016

How Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) Screen Education Candidates Using KeywordsIf you are submitting your education resume online, it will most likely pass through one of the applicant tracking systems. An applicant tracking system (ATS) does most of the work that a human resources specialist used to do. It scans job application documents looking for select information and particular words. Therefore, it is essential you utilize keywords throughout your resume and cover letter to make sure it passes the electronic test and makes it to human eyes.

You may have the top credentials out of any of your peers; however, if the school district uses one of the applicant tracking systems and your job application documents aren’t full of keywords, chances are slim you will be offered a job interview.

In some ways, it is unfair that this is how potential job candidates selected for an education interview, but with the increased pressures and responsibilities that everyone faces in their jobs, technology has become the way to go. Screening applicants this way provides relief to the human resources department, while (hopefully) selecting the best candidates for the position. As well, since most applications are submitted online, it only makes sense that an ATS is used to streamline the recruiting process.

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Discover the Key to Writing an Early Childhood Teacher Resume

Updated :: 2016/08

by Candace Alstad - Davies on August 25, 2016

early childhood teacher resume

Are you faced with the challenge of developing an early childhood teacher resume? As an early childhood educator, you deal with special situations and issues that other educators don’t face. You are responsible for educating the youngest student populations, helping to form the basis of their learning that they can carry with them throughout their education journey.

Your resume should reflect the importance of your role as an early childhood teacher. This means that it should properly convey your skills and credentials as an early childhood educator. Therefore, a keyword-rich, accomplishment-based resume is one of the most powerful tools you have for taking advantage of career opportunities. A well-written and visually appealing resume…

How to Uncover Education Accomplishments to Write a Credible Resume

Updated :: 2016/08

by Candace Alstad - Davies on August 21, 2016

uncovering education accomplishmentsUncovering and including education accomplishments in your resume is one of the best ways to land an education job interview. By including teaching or administrative leadership -related achievements, you can concretely demonstrate in your resume why you would be an asset to any school district. You may not think you have many accomplishments that stand out, but if you dig deep enough, you will find several!

The most effective way to uncover education accomplishments is to use the CAR acronym – Challenge, Action, and Result.

Think of a time when you faced a particular challenge at school or in the classroom. What was the action you took? What were the results of your action? When developing these achievements for your teacher resume, try to think of the relevant skill set you exhibited and incorporate it in your job application document. As well, use as many facts as possible – numbers and facts help portray a more vivid picture for the reader.

Below are three examples of how you can turn CAR accomplishments into concrete classroom achievements to proudly display in your educational resume or in your application letter. [click to continue…]

12 Excerpts from Sample Application Letters for Teacher Positions

Updated :: 2016/08

Your teacher application letter or teacher cover letter must convince the reader to move on to your educator resume, with an ultimate goal of landing a job interview. To help you, I’ve assembled hard-hitting excerpts from sample application letters for teaching positions. Your cover letter should introduce you as a professional educator, highlight your hands-on […]

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5 Ways an Application Letter for a Teacher Can Communicate Passion

Updated :: 2016/08

Your application letter for a teacher must convey passion if you are ever going to land your desired teaching position. Hiring administrators are looking for passion, enthusiasm, energy, and commitment in their teachers. These qualities help ensure students’ academic experience will be well-rounded and meaningful to optimize learning. These traits are also indicative of an […]

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4 Tips to Make a Career Transition to Higher Education Confidently

Updated :: 2016/08

Are you interested in making a career transition to higher education? If so, there are many things you need to consider before making the big move to ensure it’s successful. These days, it is very common to make a significant career change at some point in your working life. After working in one area for […]

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How to Tailor Your Teaching Cover Letter to Meet the School District’s Needs

Updated :: 2016/07

Submitting a generic teaching cover letter doesn’t work. It is imperative to take the time to tailor your letter of intent to meet the school district’s needs. Start with writing a top-notch teaching cover letter that is unique to you and what you have to offer a school community and modify it to each application. […]

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How to Write an Education Consultant Resume and Market Yourself

Updated :: 2016/06

The role of Education Consultant is becoming increasingly popular in the field of education. You need to ensure your education consultant resume meets the needs of the applicant tracking systems and the reader. This post should help you with your job search as a consultant in education. First: What is an Education Consultant? As new […]

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Are You Unhappy with Your Job? 6 Steps to Take Action Now

Updated :: 2016/08

Many situations may lead to being unhappy with your job. It is vital to research and recognize job dissatisfaction to ensure you have a fulfilling life. These events could include: bullying, poor management, redundant duties, physically exhausting, lack of challenge, poor wage or benefits, and the list goes on. If you find yourself hitting the […]

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How to Write an Education Literacy Coach Resume

Updated :: 2016/08

An education literacy coach resume is one of the most influential factors in securing a new reading or literacy coach position. To successfully land an interview, you will need a targeted resume and cover letter focused on the value you will bring to a school as a literacy or reading specialist position. For most employers, […]

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