Update and modernize your retro teacher or principal resume to be ready to act and land a job opportunity.
Be proactive and prepared to apply at a moments’ notice, whether you are currently teaching, ready for a career change, or thinking of transitioning into a school administrator role.
Don’t procrastinate – your resume needs to be updated and ready to pounce on a job posting.
You never know when an excellent position or an unadvertised job fair may spring up; you do not want to be caught off guard if an opportunity presents itself.
Rushing to put together your teacher resume or any other education-focused resume can easily result in the misrepresentation of information, failure to include vital information, or not including the popular, necessary keywords. This rush could easily result in not securing a job interview.
If you are currently employed and do not feel the need to update your resume, you may want to think again. Never forget that school districts make unexpected layoffs; there are school closures or many other downsizing instances in today’s economy.
Maybe the PERFECT position becomes available, and you need to have your resume and cover letter in by the end of the week. Would you be ready to communicate your VALUE and capture an interview?
If you are concerned about any of these possibilities, you have to be ready to bounce back on your feet immediately.
Review these 26 resume writing tips for teachers or any other educator to get the upper-hand on your competition.
To ensure this happens easily, keep track of recent accomplishments and new skills obtained at your current job. Whenever you receive a promotion, acquire new education, or develop a new skill, you need to update your resume with this information right away. There are techniques and tips to uncover your accomplishments to write a credible resume,
It is more efficient to keep a detailed account of your achievements as they happen. This way, you have less of a chance of forgetting. When you procrastinate and wait until crunch time to update your resume to apply for the perfect teaching job, you may forget or overlook valuable attributes you have.
You are the boss of your career – trust yourself and do what is right at the correct time. Please don’t leave it to chance that you will be ready when the time arrives to act. Take action now to avoid scrambling at the last minute.
If you are employed and afraid of losing your current job, an up-to-date resume will enable you to apply for openings while you are still employed. Or, if you get an unexpected layoff, you will be able to proceed quickly with your job search. Just in the last week, I had two job seekers that needed their resume and cover letter created “like yesterday” because they had teaching job fairs coming up in a day.
Don’t procrastinate on this important career management task; it should not be a rushed project.
Include recent formal and informal conferences, individual training sessions, or workshops you have attended – many people forget to include these. Other often-overlooked accomplishments are leadership and public speaking skills that you may have acquired at your old or existing job.
Do not forget to include awards or special recognition you have received for excellent project management or work performance. If you have been out of work, look around, you may have been doing creative and productive work without getting paid for it; if it is applicable, list volunteer experiences.
The other part of updating your resume is removing any non-relevant skills or accomplishments and any old experiences that do not bring value to your job search. Some job seekers include every skill they have ever obtained and every responsibility they had – this is a huge mistake. It’s a waste of space, and you could use the area for related skills and accomplishments that do show what you have to offer.
A unique and clearly written resume can make the difference between landing a job interview and letting one getaway. It is important you are honest when creating your resume and that you list and emphasize the relevant skills to the targeted position. A hiring representative does not have time to waste. They want to see what you, as an employee, can bring to the available teaching position.
Your updated teacher or school administrator resume needs to show what their return on investment will be – if you can’t show your value, you will not be asked to interview.
Ensure you update your resume every six months; this will make the job easier because you will need to add a few more new keywords, skills, and accomplishments. If you wait a few years, you will have to develop a completely new resume to get your marketing document up to snuff and ready for your job search campaign.
I can’t stress it enough: if you neglect to update your resume,
you may very well miss out on new career opportunities.
If you are looking to turn your dream job into reality, the first thing you should do is craft the perfect school teacher or principal resume and cover letter.
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