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Look over other résumé samples
to get ideas to help develop your own
and to make yours stand out!
A résumé is a document that contains a summary of relevant job experience and education. A cover letter sent to a prospective employer helps create interest in the applicant's résumé or CV. The cover letter and the résumé should be part of any employment packet that you send.
Your résumé highlights your accomplishments to show a potential employer that you are qualified for the work you are seeking. If you pad your résumé, even a rookie HR person will notice this. It is not a comprehensive list of your accomplishments. Make each word count.
You can include some details about any of your extracurricular and volunteer experiences, and try to relate them (skills acquired) to the job you are seeking. Also, include any part-time or temporary jobs that you have held, emphasizing what transferable skills you acquired on these jobs, e.g., ability to compromise, ability to communicate effectively.
Include experiences from high school if your list of activities is small, e.g., officer of Future ___ of America, member of golf team, volunteered at the local hospital, helped raise funds for the local library, tutored my neighbor's children.
Finally, look over other sample or real résumés to get more ideas. There are many acceptable styles and templates to follow. Find one that you feel confident using!
John Invernizzi, Ph.D.
This is a basic sample of a résumé for an elementary position. It can be modified for a middle or high school position. Also, this person has graduated recently and doesn't have a lot of experience.
She highlights her student teaching activities and preschool job to build up her résumé. The résumé will become larger as the person gains more experience and additional certifications/degrees.
Ms. Sally Teachem
123 North Street
Suburban City, XX 12345
To help provide a community friendly school designed to maximize each student's abilities
2012 B.S.Ed. Watchington University Elementary Education
2011-Present Daycare and Preschool Teacher, Little Bluebeards Daycare and Preschool
-Provide daycare and preschool activities to children; help develop
basic learning skills
2012 Student Teacher, Blooingdade Elementary School
-Prepared materials and classrooms for class activities
-Assigned and graded class work and homework
-Met with parents /guardians to discuss child's progress
-Add to this list with your personal duties
2011-2012 Student Tutor, Watchington University (substitute your experiences)
-Worked with students to provide them with additional resources to help
them maintain grade level skills, build confidence, and develop study skills
2011 -National Merit of Education Award, NEAT (insert your awards/honors)
-Top Fundraiser, Cancer Progress Fund
2012 -Dedication Award, Little Bluebeards Daycare and Preschool
2011-2012 -National Honor Society for College Seniors (insert your organizations)
-NEA, Student Teacher Member
-AFT, Student Teacher Member
2011 -ASCD, Student Member
-American Red Cross, Volunteer
APA Style: Invernizzi, J. (2010). "Résumé Sample for an Elementary Teaching Position." Retrieved May 12, 2012, from EducationDx, USA. Web site: http://www.educationdx.com/resume-samples.html. [Updated, May 12, 2012.]
see: Teacher Grooming for Job Interview
See the cover letter to go with this sample résumé.
Read the article "How to Get a Teaching Job in a School District" on this site.