A good resume is not difficult to write; it just takes some planning. You need to think like the person hiring you and consider what it is they are looking for. The fact is your potential employer is likely to be shifting through a lot of resumes. Now how do we make yours stand out from everyone else?
At Cassidy Education we want only the very best for our teachers, and being able to write a good resume will surely provide more opportunities.
Before you get started, remember to:
- Keep it short and sweet – never more than 2 pages.
- Use bullet points – it is easier to read, remember to carefully chose your words, be clear and easy to understand.
- Layout – take your time, your resume needs to look professional.
- Spelling and grammar – don’t forget to proof read your resume and cover letter, ask a friend you trust to take a look too.
Items to Include:
A good resume should have clear points, be easy to read and follow. We recommend you include the following as a minimum:
- Your Name
- Your Address
- Contact Info
- Date of Birth
- Your Goals
- Any Relevant Certifications and Experience
Your Goals is the start of what’s interesting about you and you’ll want to make a good impression. Make sure they understand that you know what you want to do and you are sincere about teaching and want to become a great teacher.
Once you have established Your Goals you move on to the main body of the resume. Your resume needs to be organised clearly so potential employers aren’t searching too hard to find what they are looking for.
Our recommended layout:
- Name and details
- Your Goals (should be tailored for the role)
- Qualifications (include place and years attended)
- Experience (work and voluntary)
- Other Relevant Skills
Your cover letter is a concise account what you can offer and who you are, summarising achievements and demonstrating your personality through your choice of words. It can explain how experience in a prior role has given you valuable skills that apply to this role. It is not always obvious.
Find below a common layout for producing a cover letter:
Opening paragraph: Mention here the role you are applying for and why you are interested in the position.
Body: Describe your education, roles and experiences relevant to the job being applied for.
Closing Paragraph: Make sure they know you are excited to hear back from them.
Now to put that fantastic new resume to use! Submit your resume to Cassidy Education and let’s work together to find your dream job.