Traditionally a resume includes all your main contact information: name, address, email, and phone number. As of late, resume norms have changed and it’s for your safety. It is now recommended to leave your physical address OFF your resume – especially if you plan to post your document online.
Consider this: you post your resume on your website or online portfolio, making your resume public. Including your contact information. When Googled this is one of the first things people will view and the information can lead them directly to your house! I don’t know about you, but I don’t want anyone to know where I live!
Here’s an example of a super simple (yet still effective) contact header for your resume:
Google yourself. Do you like what you see? If not make your information private or change what you are communicating. Keep yourself safe, people!
Don’t lose touch! Stay connected with the MSU College of Education.
I came across this infographic that accurately highlights the importance of non-verbals during an interview. We forget sometimes that yes, having industry knowledge is important (85%!), but also being sincerely excited about working for the school or organization and being able to carry on a conversation with the interviewers is also VERY important. Employers are looking for a good “fit” and they can’t always determine that just from your answers to their interview answers…be kind, be personable, and most importantly, be you!
Need help with the interview process? Former teaching interns have access to their College Career Consultant for up to 2 years after finishing the program. To make an appointment, log in to Handshake. Appointments can be made in person, over the phone, or via Skype. Indicate your medium preference in the advising notes.
Thank you to Sarah P., 2014-15 Secondary Social Studies Intern, for her wonderful guide for creating and appropriately utilizing a teaching portfolio.
Do you have a unique or effective portfolio that you’d like to share? Email your career consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org to show off your work and maybe even win a prize for the best intern portfolio of the academic year!
Congrats! You are an MSU alumnus once again! Don’t forget, you are part of a VERY strong network of Spartans…not to mention Spartan Teachers. Be proud.
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