Elementary Teacher Resume Sample
This elementary teacher resume sample is outstanding! It highlights the teaching skills that Donna-Marie can bring to the school and its students. It is visually appealing, concise, and to the point. These are all things that you want in an elementary teacher resume to land an interview and a new job. If you are looking for resume writing ideas to write a resume for Kindergarten-Grade 6 teaching position this sample will give you some assistance on what to include and what to leave out.
We create many elementary teaching resumes; whether you are a new, experienced, or veteran teacher connect with us if you need help! All the elementary education resumes we write are unique to the individual and end up as excellent as this one. It's important to keep enough white space in the document to make the resume easy to read and to contribute to making the important points stand out.
It's important to utilize a variety of different formatting, such as bullet points, tables, headers, and paragraphs. These elements help the recruiter, school principal, or hiring manager to navigate the resume quickly, as most employers scan a resume in under 30 seconds.
This example is unique and includes a section for areas of proficiency, professional profile, and strengths, which immediately tell the readers: "This teacher is qualified; you must read on!" Donna-Marie's education and credentials are critical, which is why we also listed them on the first page.
You will notice many relevant keywords critical to secure a teaching position, especially if the resume is scanned. It's important to include education keywords to your specific area of teaching because it will help your resume get scanned by the applicant tracking system or resume scanning software. This resume includes keywords such as: Individual Education Plans, Anecdotal Records, Character Education, and Guided Reading, among others.
The use of color makes this elementary instructor resume sample stand out! The appealing shade of green draws the eye to Donna-Marie's core teaching skills, while the graphics in the header and large font for her name will not let the reader forget her name. Graphics are good to use in certain professions, and elementary teaching is one of them. It shows that you are the right type of person to teach young students by including a fun, bright, and teaching-related icon.
This example resume is very easy to navigate and conveys all the skills and traits a hiring administrator is looking for.
On page two of this incredible elementary educator resume, we have continued with a diamond-shaped bullet point format. This may seem like a minimal feature, but it is one more element that makes Donna-Marie's job application document stand out from the competition.
The achievements listed next to each bullet point demonstrate her ability to promote reading, integrate technology, and actively engage students in the learning process. Achievements are the most important part of a resume, so make sure to include them in your elementary teacher resume. Instead of just listing your duties and skills, accomplishments show what you have done for a school in the past, letting a potential school know what you can do for them in the future.
Achievements should follow the C.A.R. method: challenge, action, result. What was a challenge you faced, what actions did you take to solve it, and what was the result? For instance, in Donna-Marie's resume, one of her accomplishments is as follows: conceptualized, developed, and supervised student-run publishing center, publishing students' independent work through a wide range of mediums.
You will also notice that the second page has included a page header that contains her name and the page number. This is important, as all pages of your application should contain your name, and by including the page number, this ensures that your resume will remain intact with all pages included.
The last quarter of Donna-Marie's elementary resume demonstrates her commitment to career and professional development, community involvement, and once more, technology integration.
If you have a lot of professional development courses that you've completed, only list the most recent courses you've completed or the most pertinent to the position. As well, you will notice that the community involvement listed in Donna-Marie's resume is related to teaching. You don't need to list community involvement that is not related to teaching – especially if you are trying to save space on your resume.
This is an unforgettable education resume, which will ensure the reader comes back to it and offers the candidate a job interview.
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