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Jennifer McDonald

7th Annual UTeach Conference

Austin, TX / May 21–23, 2013

Jennifer McDonald

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Jennifer McDonald

7th Annual UTeach Conference

Austin, TX / May 21–23, 2013

§ Personal and professional summary of

your education and experience

§ Normally the first contact you have with

a potential employer

§ The #1 way to give yourself an edge

over applicants competing for the same

job position

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Jennifer McDonald

7th Annual UTeach Conference

Austin, TX / May 21–23, 2013

§ Perform a self-assessment of your skills,

abilities, and experience

§ Include your work experience, volunteer

experience, and education

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Jennifer McDonald

7th Annual UTeach Conference

Austin, TX / May 21–23, 2013

CHRONOLOGICAL FUNCTIONAL/HYBRID

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Organizes information

by experience in reverse

chronological order

with the most recent

experience first

Best for person with

ample experience

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Organizes information

into groupings of skills

and/or

accomplishments

Best for person with

little employment

history

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Most common type of

resume

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Jennifer McDonald

7th Annual UTeach Conference

Austin, TX / May 21–23, 2013

Contact Information

§ Name, address, phone, e-mail

Objective

§ Brief and specific statement about your job goal

Education

§ Name of School, degree, major(s) and/or minor(s),

anticipated graduation date, gpa if 3.0 or higher,

teaching certification information

Experience

§ Paid and/or volunteer experience

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Jennifer McDonald

7th Annual UTeach Conference

Austin, TX / May 21–23, 2013

Optional Categories

§ Activities

§ Research/Publications

§ Projects

§ Skills

§ Community Involvement/Volunteer Service

§ Professional Associations

§ Honors and/or Awards

§ Languages

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Jennifer McDonald

7th Annual UTeach Conference

Austin, TX / May 21–23, 2013

The first stop a resume makes is the

school district’s Human Resource

Department. If your resume doesn’t

make it through the HR screening

process, it will never reach the hands

of the people that do the actual

hiring!

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Jennifer McDonald

7th Annual UTeach Conference

Austin, TX / May 21–23, 2013

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Use a readable font

Use a professional e-mail

address

Emphasize results

produced, significant

achievements, recognition

from others

Check spelling, grammar,

and punctuation

Have someone else

proofread your resume

Begin phrases with action

verbs

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Use the correct verb tense

for past and present

activities

Be truthful about your

accomplishments

Limit your resume to two

pages total

Use resume quality paper

for printed resumes

Check formatting on

printed copies

Use keywords pulled

directly from the job

posting

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Jennifer McDonald

7th Annual UTeach Conference

Austin, TX / May 21–23, 2013

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Use personal pronouns

such as “I”or “my”

Use complete sentences

Include personal

information such as

marital status, social

security number, or age

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List unrelated detailed

duties such as “opened

mail” or “filed

documents”

Exaggerate your

experience

Use abbreviations

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Use flashy graphics or

colored paper

Mention controversial

activities or associations

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Have a vague objective

Include high school

information

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Jennifer McDonald

7th Annual UTeach Conference

Austin, TX / May 21–23, 2013

§ Focus on what you have to offer your

potential employer

§ Consistency is key-be consistent with use of

fonts, margins, and especially bullet sizes

§ If providing relevant coursework, include the

course title; not the course number

§ You do not need periods in your resume, but

if you use them, be consistent

§ Create a separate reference page that can

be turned in during an interview

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