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    Five Critical Resume Strategies for Teachers

    Five Critical Resume Strategies for Teachers
    The thought of creating a resume makes most people cringe. One of the biggest challenges of writing a resume is being objective, and thinking critically about what you have to offer. Writing your resume is one time you need to "boast" about your accomplishments; for many, this is extremely difficult. The following strategies and hints will help you get started in ...
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    Three Tips to Jazz Up Your Teaching Resume

    Three Tips to Jazz Up Your Teaching Resume
    In most areas, teaching jobs can be very hard to come by. Oftentimes there are scores of applicants for each job opening. Put yourself in the shoes of the administrator who has to fill that job opening. You have sixty application packets on your desk-- each one contains a cover letter, resume, application, and certification information. And it's your job to ...
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    The Total Resume Makeover for Teachers

    The Total Resume Makeover for Teachers
    You have all the skills and experience in the world, but simply get no phone calls. The old adage goes, “If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’ll keep getting what you’ve been getting.” So change something. Let’s see if maybe your résumé needs a total makeover. Change something! I am amazed when I look at most résumés. They generally ...
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    Teacher Resumes for Career Changers

    Teacher Resumes for Career Changers
    Changing careers from the corporate world to teaching or administration can be one of the hardest things that a person does. You are going from what you know to something completely different, but switching careers can be extremely rewarding. Perhaps you have always wanted to be an educator, but continued on in business, receiving promotion after promotion, until you lost sight ...
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    How Educators Can Avoid Resume Blunders

    How Educators Can Avoid Resume Blunders
    Writing an effective resume can sometimes be a challenging and daunting task. It can be quite easy to inadvertently make mistakes and unknowingly sabotage your chances of securing a job. To prevent some of the most common mistakes, we have put together a listing of the most common errors and what you can do to avoid them. h4. Typing and grammar ...
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    Recruiter Roundtable: Objectives on Resumes

    Recruiter Roundtable: Objectives on Resumes
    The Recruiter Roundtable is a monthly feature that collects career and job-seeking advice from a group of recruiting experts throughout the US. The question we put before our panel this month is: How important is having an "objective" or "summary" section at the opening of a candidate's resume? Your 15-Second 'Elevator Pitch' If you want to convert your 15 seconds of ...
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    Ways to Submit Your Teacher Resume

    Ways to Submit Your Teacher Resume
    1. *Online Postings:* Posting your teacher resume online places it where thousands of potential employers and recruiters can see it. If you have good credentials, then your resume can get picked up fast and easily. Also, many schools have online application procedures for new teaching jobs. Thus, attaching your resume to an online teaching job application is another great way to ...
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    4 Grammar/Spelling Resume Pitfalls to Avoid

    4 Grammar/Spelling Resume Pitfalls to Avoid
    As an educator, you know the importance of coming up with the right words to sell yourself in a resume or cover letter - don't let English language trip you up. One little spelling or grammar mistake can ruin an entire resume or cover letter. It’s not easy to remember all the rules of the English language. So here’s a little ...
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    Decluttering Your Resume in 5 Steps

    Decluttering Your Resume in 5 Steps
    In preparation for a job search, you dust off your old resume and tack on your most recent job, new skills and training. But without editing or deleting old information, your resume becomes a hodgepodge of outdated accomplishments, awards and skills. It's time to declutter your resume. To clean up your act, follow these five steps: h4. Step 1: Narrow Your ...
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    Essential Resume, Cover Letter & Portfolio Tips for Teachers

    Five Critical Resume Strategies for Teachers The Total Resume Makeover for Teachers Three Tips to Jazz Up Your Teaching Resume Ways to Submit Your Teacher Resume 4 Tip’s For Being Respected Decluttering Your Resume in 5 Steps Writing Effective Cover Letters Creating a Teaching Portfolio Nail Your Next Cover Letter
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    Will Hand Delivering Resumes Get You a Teaching Job?

    Will Hand Delivering Resumes Get You a Teaching Job?
    I belong to many online teacher forums and find that many discussions, regarding how to apply for a job, suggest personally delivering cover letters and resumes to principals. Last summer, I tested this theory and spent 1 to 2 days a week visiting local schools and administration buildings in hopes of finding a job for the upcoming year. By the end ...
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    4 Tip’s For Being Respected

     4 Tip’s For Being Respected
    An Alarming Trend One of the things that I have come to realize is that, by and large, educators have a poor grasp of grammar and spelling. Maybe this is isolated to the United States, but part of me fears that is not the case. Since nearly all of my adult life has been spent in educational circles, I have no ...
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    Be Proactive Before and After You Send Your Resume

    Be Proactive Before and After You Send Your Resume
    You find a promising job listing online. Excited, you send a well-crafted cover letter and resume and wait for a response. Six weeks later, you're still waiting, your enthusiasm has waned, and you've concluded your resume has fallen into a black hole. A proactive approach to your job search can improve your chances of landing interviews. These six tips will help ...
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    Why You Shouldn't Lie on Your Resume

    Why You Shouldn't Lie on Your Resume
    Desperate times often call for desperate measures -- and in a brutal employment market, some job seekers may be tempted to falsify their work or education history in order to make themselves more attractive to potential employers. HireRight.com, a provider of on-demand employment background screening, recently found that 34 percent of job applicants lie on resumes. And when Yahoo! HotJobs recently ...
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    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume

    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume
    You're probably aware that hiring managers cannot ask discriminatory questions during interviews. But this legal protection isn't too useful in preventing discrimination before the interview. If your resume contains personal information unrelated to your job target -- your race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. -- you might fall victim to discrimination, even if you're qualified for the position. Your resume ...
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    Resumes for a Digital Age

    Resumes for a Digital Age
    When you're applying for a job, you work hard to make sure your resume will command the attention of the first person who reads it. But it's increasingly likely that the first reader of your resume won't be a person at all. Inundated with hundreds—or thousands—of resumes for some positions, many companies are using technology to streamline resume screening. "Any time ...
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    How to Keep Your Online Resume Secure

    How to Keep Your Online Resume Secure
    While you may hear about online fraud, it tends to be focused on companies that derive their business from online purchases. As Monster is primarily a free service, and the contact information found in a resume can just as easily be located elsewhere (e.g. telephone listings), you can be assured that posting your resume on Monster is a safe way to ...
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