Your teacher cover letter is a critical part of your job application as it represents the first impression a principal will have of you. In combination with your resume, your cover letter introduces you to schools and is the only way potential school districts can gauge your professionalism and abilities. As a result, it needs to be well-written and very strong!
Creating the perfect teacher cover letter doesn’t have to be that difficult. If you keep these main points in mind, you should be able to create an interview-winning cover letter. 1. Your cover letter should be …
Writing an attention-grabbing teacher cover letter to accompany your resume can be a frustrating and tricky business. The temptation to opt out completely is one that should be dismissed! Failing to include a cover letter can look as though you’re just not putting in the effort, but it can be difficult to decide exactly what to include and what to leave out. If you’re finding it hard to put your cover letter together, read on for some simple tips on how to structure a winning cover letter.
Like any letter, your cover letter can be divided into three discrete sections; the opening paragraph, the main body of the letter, and your closing paragraph. Here are some user-friendly tips on what to include in each section: Your Cover Letter’s Opening Paragraph…
An increasing number of people are changing careers from the business or corporate world and choosing to go into teaching. The change could be for various reasons… maybe now their children are in school and they are looking for a job that will allow time to spend the school holidays with the kids. Maybe they are looking for a new challenge or just fancy a change. Many want to teach because it has always been a passion for them, but they took a different route early in their career. Whatever the reason, getting into teaching can be quite a challenge if the career changer is not prepared. With more applicants than there are positions available, it’s important to make your application stand out – this includes your newly focused teacher resume and cover letter. If you’re considering changing careers to become a teacher, here are some hints and tips to help you achieve your goal: One of the most important things is
The format you use for your cover letter is important. You will want to choose one that is easy to read and fits you personally, since the cover letter is your way of introducing yourself. Prospective schools are looking for professionalism, but not imitation. If you use a standard form that is used by many people, they may take it as an indication that you are lazy, or look for short cuts to get things done.
The cover letter that you write should be specific to the position you are applying for. It should contain some details about you, and this information should be current and fresh. It’s highly unlikely that any of these criteria will be met by a second hand format that you downloaded from the internet. There are several different formats you can use
Writing an excellent cover letter is important in any profession. In teaching, because you are dealing with students, it can be even more important! When your profession concerns educating students, helping them to grow and learn, your cover letter can be of utmost importance. Here are some hints that can help you compose the perfect cover letter for a teaching position.
Presentation: The first thing someone will notice about your cover letter before they even read the content is how it looks. Your letter should be typed and use a standard font size and style. Although you may want to show your expertise with writing, getting overly extravagant is not professional. Print the letter off on resume bond paper that matches your resume. Make sure you have a matching envelope. Attention to detail is important. Keep a copy on your computer so you can adjust it to each position you apply for. [click to continue…]
There are many possible situations that may make writing a cover letter more difficult for some teachers or assistant principal, or any other educator. These situations can include lay-offs, demotions, long-term unemployment, short time at a position, and medical leave.
Although these may seem to be potential red flags to a hiring manager, a cover letter is deemed the perfect place to address these issues; however, you must remember one thing: keep the explanation brief and the tone of the letter of introduction upbeat and positive. After all, this is your marketing tool. This article will help you learn how to effectively overcome some of these obstacles in your cover letter.
- To explain a previous layoff, briefly explain the layoff and then try to show your excitement and enthusiasm about the opportunity to work immediately for the teaching, administration or other educational position available. How you explain it will be determined by the situation, were you a substitute teacher, paraprofessional, assistant principal, librarian, etc. and what led to the layoff.
- If you faced long-term unemployment, try to briefly state the education or other position you had and responsibilities you had in your previous employment. Do not lay emphasis on your duration of unemployment but instead focus on the new teaching or leadership skills attained…