It’s never too early (or too late) to practice your interviewing skills. The more prepared you are the better you will feel about the whole interview experience.
For many of you it’s that busy time of year when you’ve taken over lead teaching and responsibilities seem to be piling up. It may be stressful but one thing you should not be stressing over is preparing for upcoming career fairs. Here are some tips to make that process a bit more seamless so you can focus on your teaching.
It’s not uncommon that when the job search is in the horizon a small wave of panic comes over us as we realize: “oh crap, I need to work on my resume!” Relax, my friends. The resume is important, but it is only one of the many ways to impress a school district with your special skills and teaching abilities. Here are a couple additional resources to help you with your resume building.
- Resume Video – For your review, please see a special professional development seminar I did for secondary interns in December on how to write a professional teaching resume. The video may be on the longer side, but it’s full of great resources and tips for you as you begin to fine-tune your document.
PowerPoint Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1T4-2lcnJlVc9vBFqEuSaE3U03R2CnFPjzPqAlxIBLYs/edit?usp=sharing
- Peer Career Advising – Although I am personally not always available for resume reviews, there is now a peer career advisor available in the College of Education to assist you specifically with your resumes and cover letters. You do not need to meet in person (unless you want to), quick reviews via email are also an option (allow 1-2 business days for feedback).
Katie Morisette, COE Peer Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie offers walk-in advising on Fridays from 3:30-5:00PM (spring 2016 only, check here for current schedule) or by appointment (Log into MySpartanCareer for her schedule)
And don’t forget, guys, the “intern” resume isn’t going to cut it in the real world. Be sure to check out the video “how tos” for transforming your internship resume into a professional resume.
First impressions matter. How you present yourself is equally as important as how you act and how you speak.
Since last Spring when you turned in your intern resume on D2L, you have probably forgotten about your teaching resume. But now is a great time to take a second look at your document and start adapting it to a more professional teaching resume. Continue reading