Most of you have a resume by now. So I'm going to touch on a few things to keep in mind.
- Resumes are unique documents. There's no real right or wrong way to create a resume. Though it is tempting to use a template document, you'll want to make sure the resume is as unique as you are.
- Sections typically found in a resume include: name and contact info, objective, education, honors/awards, licensure, teaching experience (your student teaching and practicum experiences), coaching/volunteer/related work experience.
- Say away from "I" in your resume. Start statements about your experiences with action verbs. Here are a couple links to some helpful lists of action verbs.
- Carefully consider the length of your resume. If you have extensive work experience, a resume can be longer than a page. But in that case, make sure the most important info is on the first side, as you run the risk that only the first page will be considered.
- Brief and concise
- Easy to read format and font
- No more than 3-5 headings
- Uniform margins, no smaller than an inch on all sides
- Power words and teaching-specific keywords
- Skills, talents, and abilities that are transferable to the classrom
- And of course, no typos or misspelled words. Proofread! And then proofread again! And then get some other kind folks to proofread!
- Augsburg's Strommen Career and Internship Center
- Bethel's Office of Career Services
- Concordia Career Services
- Hamline's Career Development Center
- St. Catherine University's Career Development Center
- University of St. Thomas's Career Development Center
How will you present your uniqueness in your resume?