Are You Guilty of Doing This When Writing Your Teaching Cover Letter?

Updated :: 2016/09

by Candace Alstad - Davies on September 19, 2016

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So, you’ve finally finished your resume and you’re happy with the end product. Now it’s time you tackle that all important teaching cover letter. How do you normally approach writing your cover letter?

I know, it can be difficult to fit in all you want to say into one short letter. As your cover letter serves as a school district’s first impression of you, you want to make it great. Oftentimes, in an effort to impress, teachers tend to get long-winded when writing their cover letter. But longer doesn’t equal better.

If you are guilty of this – of writing cover letters that are too long – don’t worry! Lots of teachers make this same mistake and it’s nothing that can’t be fixed. Your teaching cover letter should be…

Critical Components of a Middle School Social Studies Teacher Resume

Updated :: 2016/09

by Candace Alstad - Davies on September 16, 2016

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When writing your middle school social studies teacher resume it’s important to make sure your resume is effectively targeted toward your specific teaching area. Most teachers think that if their resume is focused on teaching, that that is good enough. However, as you know, there are a lot of different teaching areas that have very different content and strategies.

For instance, a core elementary teacher has very different content demands than a high school math teacher, who has very different duties than a special education teacher, etc. So, when you create your middle school social studies teacher resume, you need to make sure you include all items that are important to your specific teaching area.

Keywords Are Important!

When writing a middle school social studies teacher resume…

6 Tips for Writing a Higher Education Curriculum Vitae

Updated :: 2016/09

by Candace Alstad - Davies on September 8, 2016

how to write a higher education curriculum vitaeThese CV or resume writing tips will help you to develop a solid higher education curriculum vitae to secure a position as a college instructor or university professor. A curriculum vitae, or CV, is a lot like a resume. It is a “bare bones” resume, which can be quite a bit longer.

Higher education instructors typically have amassed more publications, presentations, and potentially professional affiliations than the average classroom teacher. Therefore, choosing to use a CV provides the job candidate with a better format for showcasing their relevant credentials.

It gives you space and freedom to list things, without necessarily explaining or expanding upon them, i.e. jobs can in a list format, without including the responsibilities that went along with them. However, if you wish to highlight a few teaching accomplishments that went along with select jobs, you may do so. Furthermore, a CV allows the reader to easily skim through the document to find the information that is of interest.

Discover these six tips for creating an effective higher education curriculum vitae.

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Submitting the Correct Application Letter Format for Teachers is Paramount

Updated :: 2016/09

One of the key aspects of advancing your job application is using the right application letter format for teachers or other educators. An application letter, also known as a cover letter or letter of introduction, introduces the reader to you. It gives them either an excellent first impression or a mediocre or a bad one. If […]

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

Updated :: 2016/08

  If 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 […]

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Discover the Key to Writing an Early Childhood Teacher Resume

Updated :: 2016/08

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 […]

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How to Uncover Education Accomplishments to Write a Credible Resume

Updated :: 2016/08

Uncovering 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 […]

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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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