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 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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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…
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 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…]