Writing your resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) can be a grueling process. We spend hours analyzing details, scrutinizing the format and triple checking the word count. As someone who has written and edited many CV's, I'd like to share some tried, tested and true tips for sprucing up your existing CV or creating a new one for your next teaching job!
5 Key Things to Remember:
1. Name & contact details
Double check the spelling of your email address and phone number, you’d be surprised how often there can be an error (I’m looking at you, auto-correct!) when you haven’t had a second glance.
2. Profile paragraph
Keep it professional; avoid humour as it may not translate across all cultures and languages. Use first person; it comes across as more genuine. Highlight the main facts about yourself: what are you qualified to teach? How many years of experience do you have? What are your teaching achievements?
List your teacher training and university education at the top, with everything else underneath. Include your teaching certification with the subject(s) and age ranges.
4. Work History
Put the most recent job first and work backwards in time. List both the month and the year you started and finished each job. List the main subjects/grades you taught, the school name(s) and the position(s) you held. List responsibilities, achievements and/or after school activities you ran. If you are a newly qualified teacher (NQT), list your teaching practices and previous non-teaching work experience.
At the end of your CV, list other less relevant education or work experience, interests, hobbies, papers or presentations you have given, etc.
I hope these tips have been helpful! If you have any others, please feel free to share or comment!
These 5 tips are fundamental elements of a good, professional CV. It is also important to pay attention to vocabulary and sentence structure, coherence and cohesion. CV isn't a stream of consciousness or a thoughtful essay, so it should be logical and grammatically written. By the way, don't use free samples from the Internet. A lot of companies use plagiarism detection software, such as Unplag https://unplag.com/plagiarism-software/ to cast away spammy CVs. Employers say this check-up aimed at limiting dishonesty among future employees.
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The Resume or CV is a description of your career goals, educational qualifications, key skills, and experience.Your Resume format does matter because it will be looked at visually by your interviewer. Some point:-
Associations or Affiliation