Some of these are not educator-specific, but I’m going to just include all the tips I got from the Career Guidance Counselor this week at school.
- Remember to focus on the most recent and relevant experiences, education, accomplishments, etcetera (you don’t need to say much about your retail experience seven years ago)
- LIMIT IT TO ONE PAGE! (You can always elaborate in person. ALSO- if you have to go onto 2 pages, you must make it even (not just a paragraph on the second page)
- Put the most relevant category at the top (for Educators, this would be Education, followed by Field Experience/Work, etc)
- Bring letters of recommendation separately to interviews, and references.
- Do not use a boring Word template. Be creative, but uniform, and aesthetic.
- Be consistent in your verb and word choice (creating, designing or assisted, planned)
- Only include your GPA if it is 3.0 or above.
- Include any certification in its own section, and you may put “pending” or “anticipated May 2008” for example.
- You can break activities into two columns as long as it looks neat.
- Possible sections for Educators: Education, Certification, Teaching Experience, Relevant Skills, Memberships, Professional Experience, Service, Achievements, and more.
- Name and current address, email, and telephone number at the top, easy to see.
There are many more hints I have, but those are some of the best. Read more on this site about information on interviews and cover letters.