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Professional resumes for teachers

Furthermore, it is optimized for today's complex Applicant Tracking Systems that parse resume content to create a searchable profile.

  • ASCII: An ASCII format is plain text and optimized for electronic submission; it can be pasted into the body of an e-mail or into online forms that do not accept Microsoft Word. Additionally, it can be used for sites that have memory or file size restrictions.
  • Social Media Profile: This format is your ideal solution for building and improving your profile on social media channels so that your online presence fully leverages the strength of your personal brand as well as the power of your professional network.
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    Distribution formats

    The right format for each application

    • Presentation: A presentation format is delivered in Microsoft Word (the business standard). While visually appealing, it is also the most versatile and can be uploaded to job sites, attached to e-mails, printed, mailed, faxed, or hand delivered. Furthermore, it is optimized for today's complex Applicant Tracking Systems that parse resume content to create a searchable profile.

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    professional resumes for teachers Professional Resumes | Teachers


    If you are a classroom teacher searching for a new job, or if you are thinking about a career in education, perfecting your resume should be at the top of your to-do list. Just like in any other skilled profession, an educator's resume should incorporate elements specifically designed to appeal to administrators or other hiring managers. Incorporating both traditional elements and some added pizzazz can be just the ticket to landing your dream teaching position!

    Remember, your resume is a professional reflection of you. What is included and how it is presented truly depends on your education, experiences, achievements and the position itself. Administrators are looking for passionate teachers who are professional, collaborative, exhibit teacher leadership potential, know their content, and understand serving a diverse demographic.

    First, start with the correct order of resume elements:

    • Personal Contact Information
    • Career Objective (Optional)
    • Education Information
    • Certifications/Professional Licenses
    • Special Skills (Optional but may show other ways you can contribute to the organization)
    • Education Experience (paid and non-paid)
    • Other Work Experience
    • Thesis Title and short summary
    • Honors
    • Professional Affiliations
    • Presentations
    • Publications
    • References
    For an experienced educator, it is not uncommon to see a resume resemble a curriculum vita. The teaching profession has become much more sophisticated over the past 15-20 years and a resume that reflects this sophistication will stand out. It's not uncommon for teachers who have truly grown with the profession to have resumes that reflect extensive technology and data-driven decision making education, action research, presentations at professional conferences, and significant professional organization, committee and leadership experience.

    Just as the teaching profession has become more complex, so have teacher education programs. Increased field experience, internship requirements and high expectations for data use, action research and serving diverse students using a variety of instructional strategies and technology have required colleges of education to raise program expectations. A new teacher's resume should reflect all field experiences, internships, organization leadership roles and affiliations, action research project titles and any other significant experience that might show a good fit for the position. In addition, titles of major presentations completed for course requirements should be listed.

    Regardless of level of experience, there are certain elements all teachers should consider. Job seekers should do their research and incorporate the organization's language into their resumes. Nothing stands out more to a hiring manager than using the same language as the school's mission statement, for example. Never use a "one-size-fits-all" resume. Also, don't forget to keep professionalism in mind. Cute fonts, colors and clip art do not belong in a professional educator's resume.

    For additional resources and tips, check out your college's career services office. Education professors and school administrators are also great resources for resume feedback. Another great resource used by AAE staff is the K12 teacher resume booklet. Click here to download a copy.

    Dr. Michele Linch is the Executive Director of AAE's state partner, the Arkansas State Teachers Association.

    Do you have any thoughts to add about creating a modern and effective teacher resume?
    Comment below.



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    We will then create, based upon your objectives, a distinguishing document that enables you to stand out from your peers. [x]

    Military-to-Civilian Resumes

    Having completed a military career, you have a unique set of skills and capabilities to offer. Your skills are desirable to a civilian employer — if they clearly understand how your skills relate to their environment and requirements. Often, however, employers find it difficult to understand how your military skills relate to their needs. When an employer does not understand relevant aspects of your history, the employer will quickly move on to another resume to which they can easily relate.

    As an experienced professional, you need a carefully developed presentation demonstrating both the depth and breadth of your expertise. You need to be appropriately portrayed as having the skill set to meet new challenges in a civilian environment and the ability to be a team player in any type of organization.

    We will apply a specialized Military-to-Civilian Conversion™ treatment that converts your military history — such as job titles, skills, and experience — into civilian terminology for a compelling resume to which a civilian employer can positively relate.

  • Social Media Profile: This format is your ideal solution for building and improving your profile on social media channels so that your online presence fully leverages the strength of your personal brand as well as the power of your professional network.
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    Distribution formats

    The right format for each application

    • Presentation: A presentation format is delivered in Microsoft Word (the business standard). While visually appealing, it is also the most versatile and can be uploaded to job sites, attached to e-mails, printed, mailed, faxed, or hand delivered. Furthermore, it is optimized for today's complex Applicant Tracking Systems that parse resume content to create a searchable profile.
    • ASCII: An ASCII format is plain text and optimized for electronic submission; it can be pasted into the body of an e-mail or into online forms that do not accept Microsoft Word. Additionally, it can be used for sites that have memory or file size restrictions.
    • Social Media Profile: This format is your ideal solution for building and improving your profile on social media channels so that your online presence fully leverages the strength of your personal brand as well as the power of your professional network.
    While visually appealing, it is also the most versatile and can be uploaded to job sites, attached to e-mails, printed, mailed, faxed, or hand delivered. Furthermore, it is optimized for today's complex Applicant Tracking Systems that parse resume content to create a searchable profile.
  • ASCII: An ASCII format is plain text and optimized for electronic submission; it can be pasted into the body of an e-mail or into online forms that do not accept Microsoft Word. Additionally, it can be used for sites that have memory or file size restrictions.
  • Social Media Profile: This format is your ideal solution for building and improving your profile on social media channels so that your online presence fully leverages the strength of your personal brand as well as the power of your professional network.
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    Cover Letters

    A cover letter is a professional introduction and an essential component of your presentation.

    • For most online postings, you may paste your cover letter before your resume in the form.
    • For e-mail submissions, attach your cover letter as a Word doc or paste it into the body of the e-mail text.
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    Distribution formats

    Format options for your specific needs

    • Presentation: A presentation format is delivered in Microsoft Word (the business standard). While visually appealing, it is also the most versatile and can be uploaded to job sites, attached to e-mails, printed, mailed, faxed, or hand delivered. Furthermore, it is optimized for today's complex Applicant Tracking Systems that parse resume content to create a searchable profile.
    • ASCII: An ASCII format is plain text and optimized for electronic submission; it can be pasted into the body of an e-mail or into online forms that do not accept Microsoft Word. Additionally, it can be used for sites that have memory or file size restrictions.
    • Social Media Profile: This format is your ideal solution for building and improving your profile on social media channels so that your online presence fully leverages the strength of your personal brand as well as the power of your professional network.
    [x]

    Distribution formats

    Format options for your specific needs

    • Presentation: A presentation format is delivered in Microsoft Word (the business standard).
    [x]

    Distribution formats

    The right format for each application

    • Presentation: A presentation format is delivered in Microsoft Word (the business standard). While visually appealing, it is also the most versatile and can be uploaded to job sites, attached to e-mails, printed, mailed, faxed, or hand delivered. Furthermore, it is optimized for today's complex Applicant Tracking Systems that parse resume content to create a searchable profile.
    • ASCII: An ASCII format is plain text and optimized for electronic submission; it can be pasted into the body of an e-mail or into online forms that do not accept Microsoft Word. Additionally, it can be used for sites that have memory or file size restrictions.
    • Social Media Profile: This format is your ideal solution for building and improving your profile on social media channels so that your online presence fully leverages the strength of your personal brand as well as the power of your professional network.
    [x]

    Distribution formats

    Format options for your specific needs

    • Presentation: A presentation format is delivered in Microsoft Word (the business standard).
    [x]

    Distribution formats

    The right format for each application

    • Presentation: A presentation format is delivered in Microsoft Word (the business standard). While visually appealing, it is also the most versatile and can be uploaded to job sites, attached to e-mails, printed, mailed, faxed, or hand delivered. Furthermore, it is optimized for today's complex Applicant Tracking Systems that parse resume content to create a searchable profile.
    • ASCII: An ASCII format is plain text and optimized for electronic submission; it can be pasted into the body of an e-mail or into online forms that do not accept Microsoft Word. Additionally, it can be used for sites that have memory or file size restrictions.
    • Social Media Profile: This format is your ideal solution for building and improving your profile on social media channels so that your online presence fully leverages the strength of your personal brand as well as the power of your professional network.
    [x]

    Distribution formats

    The right format for each application

    • Presentation: A presentation format is delivered in Microsoft Word (the business standard).
    Furthermore, it is optimized for today's complex Applicant Tracking Systems that parse resume content to create a searchable profile.
  • ASCII: An ASCII format is plain text and optimized for electronic submission; it can be pasted into the body of an e-mail or into online forms that do not accept Microsoft Word. Additionally, it can be used for sites that have memory or file size restrictions.
  • Social Media Profile: (Military transition only) This format is your ideal solution for building and improving your profile on social media channels so that your online presence fully leverages the strength of your personal brand as well as the power of your professional network.
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    Federal distribution formats

    The right format for each application

    • Presentation: A presentation format is delivered in Microsoft Word (the business standard). While visually appealing, it is also the most versatile and can be uploaded to job sites, attached to e-mails, printed, mailed, faxed, or hand delivered. Furthermore, it is optimized for the type of Applicant Tracking System technology commonly used on USAJobs and other Federal application sites.
  • ASCII: An ASCII format is plain text and optimized for electronic submission; it can be pasted into the body of an e-mail or into online forms that do not accept Microsoft Word. Additionally, it can be used for sites that have memory or file size restrictions.
  • Social Media Profile: This format is your ideal solution for building and improving your profile on social media channels so that your online presence fully leverages the strength of your personal brand as well as the power of your professional network.
  • [x]

    Federal distribution formats

    The right format for each application

    • Presentation: A presentation format is delivered in Microsoft Word (the business standard). While visually appealing, it is also the most versatile and can be uploaded to job sites, attached to e-mails, printed, mailed, faxed, or hand delivered. Furthermore, it is optimized for the type of Applicant Tracking System technology commonly used on USAJobs and other Federal application sites.
    • ASCII: An ASCII format is plain text and optimized for electronic submission; it can be pasted into the body of an e-mail or into online forms that do not accept Microsoft Word.
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    Cover letters

    An important component of your presentation

    It is a professional introduction designed to work with and augment your resume. Plus, receive up to 40% off when purchased as part of a resume package.

    [x]

    Distribution formats

    The right format for each application

    • Presentation: A presentation format is delivered in Microsoft Word (the business standard). While visually appealing, it is also the most versatile and can be uploaded to job sites, attached to e-mails, printed, mailed, faxed, or hand delivered. Furthermore, it is optimized for today's complex Applicant Tracking Systems that parse resume content to create a searchable profile.
    • ASCII: An ASCII format is plain text and optimized for electronic submission; it can be pasted into the body of an e-mail or into online forms that do not accept Microsoft Word. Additionally, it can be used for sites that have memory or file size restrictions.
    • Social Media Profile: This format is your ideal solution for building and improving your profile on social media channels so that your online presence fully leverages the strength of your personal brand as well as the power of your professional network.

    This can be especially true when the skills are non-complementary, or when one option is a hands-on position and the other is a management position. Emphasizing skills other than those sought by an employer may raise questions about your interest level in a particular position.

    Rewriting your resume for appropriate emphasis on different skill sets will sell your abilities relative to the type of position you are pursuing.

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    Recent Graduate & Student Resumes

    A typical "student resume" will not do if you want to land interviews for the best jobs. Employers often prefer some past experience, as this reduces the risk associated with hiring new graduates — so the challenge every new graduate faces is getting that real world experience. Moreover, student resumes can all look the same, so it is essential to distinguish yourself from the others.

    We will use a special treatment called an Academic Skill Conversion™ that converts the skills and experience you've gained in school into an experiential presentation that is qualitative, not quantitative, and to which the employer can relate positively.

    We will then determine which elements to showcase to support your transition to a civilian career. [x]

    Distribution formats

    The right format for each application

    Choose one distribution format or all three to fully optimize your job search:

    • Presentation: A presentation format is delivered in Microsoft Word (the business standard). While visually appealing, it is also the most versatile and can be uploaded to job sites, attached to e-mails, printed, mailed, faxed, or hand delivered. Furthermore, it is optimized for today's complex Applicant Tracking Systems that parse resume content to create a searchable profile.
    • ASCII: An ASCII format is plain text and optimized for electronic submission; it can be pasted into the body of an e-mail or into online forms that do not accept Microsoft Word. Additionally, it can be used for sites that have memory or file size restrictions.
    • Social Media Profile: This format is your ideal solution for building and improving your profile on social media channels so that your online presence fully leverages the strength of your personal brand as well as the power of your professional network.
    Additionally, it can be used for sites that have memory or file size restrictions.
  • Social Media Profile: This format is your ideal solution for building and improving your profile on social media channels so that your online presence fully leverages the strength of your personal brand as well as the power of your professional network.
  • [x]

    Distribution formats

    The right format for each application

    • Presentation: A presentation format is delivered in Microsoft Word (the business standard). While visually appealing, it is also the most versatile and can be uploaded to job sites, attached to e-mails, printed, mailed, faxed, or hand delivered. Furthermore, it is optimized for today's complex Applicant Tracking Systems that parse resume content to create a searchable profile.
    • ASCII: An ASCII format is plain text and optimized for electronic submission; it can be pasted into the body of an e-mail or into online forms that do not accept Microsoft Word. Additionally, it can be used for sites that have memory or file size restrictions.
  • ASCII: An ASCII format is plain text and optimized for electronic submission; it can be pasted into the body of an e-mail or into online forms that do not accept Microsoft Word. Additionally, it can be used for sites that have memory or file size restrictions.
  • Social Media Profile: This format is your ideal solution for building and improving your profile on social media channels so that your online presence fully leverages the strength of your personal brand as well as the power of your professional network.
  • [x]

    Distribution formats

    Format options for your specific needs

    • Presentation: A presentation format is delivered in Microsoft Word (the business standard). While visually appealing, it is also the most versatile and can be uploaded to job sites, attached to e-mails, printed, mailed, faxed, or hand delivered. Furthermore, it is optimized for today's complex Applicant Tracking Systems that parse resume content to create a searchable profile.
    • ASCII: An ASCII format is plain text and optimized for electronic submission; it can be pasted into the body of an e-mail or into online forms that do not accept Microsoft Word.
    While visually appealing, it is also the most versatile and can be uploaded to job sites, attached to e-mails, printed, mailed, faxed, or hand delivered. Furthermore, it is optimized for today's complex Applicant Tracking Systems that parse resume content to create a searchable profile.
  • ASCII: An ASCII format is plain text and optimized for electronic submission; it can be pasted into the body of an e-mail or into online forms that do not accept Microsoft Word. Additionally, it can be used for sites that have memory or file size restrictions.
  • Social Media Profile: This format is your ideal solution for building and improving your profile on social media channels so that your online presence fully leverages the strength of your personal brand as well as the power of your professional network.
  • [x]

    Distribution formats

    The right format for each application

    • Presentation: A presentation format is delivered in Microsoft Word (the business standard). While visually appealing, it is also the most versatile and can be uploaded to job sites, attached to e-mails, printed, mailed, faxed, or hand delivered.
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    Professional Biography (Bio)

    A Bio is written in essay style and details the most fundamental moments, contributions, and style of your career. Generally one page (3-6 paragraphs), it focuses on your most current achievements and works backwards in reverse chronological order. A Bio is utilized for speaking engagements, company Websites, and portfolios used for marketing, job searches, and similar promotional activities.

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    Strategic Follow-up Letters

    A strategic follow-up letter is sent following an interview. More than an ordinary thank-you letter, a strategic follow-up letter strengthens the interviewer's perception of you while addressing any potential concerns that may have been raised during the interview. It also provides an opportunity to add related skills, abilities, and interests, or any other information you did not think of in the interview — which may have a bearing on your candidacy.

    Since there will typically be several top candidates competing for the position, each with various tradeoffs regarding strengths and liabilities, a strategic follow-up letter helps nudge that often difficult decision in your favor.


    If you are a classroom teacher searching for a new job, or if you are thinking about a career in education, perfecting your resume should be at the top of your to-do list. Just like in any other skilled profession, an educator's resume should incorporate elements specifically designed to appeal to administrators or other hiring managers. Incorporating both traditional elements and some added pizzazz can be just the ticket to landing your dream teaching position!

    Remember, your resume is a professional reflection of you. What is included and how it is presented truly depends on your education, experiences, achievements and the position itself. Administrators are looking for passionate teachers who are professional, collaborative, exhibit teacher leadership potential, know their content, and understand serving a diverse demographic.

    First, start with the correct order of resume elements:

    • Personal Contact Information
    • Career Objective (Optional)
    • Education Information
    • Certifications/Professional Licenses
    • Special Skills (Optional but may show other ways you can contribute to the organization)
    • Education Experience (paid and non-paid)
    • Other Work Experience
    • Thesis Title and short summary
    • Honors
    • Professional Affiliations
    • Presentations
    • Publications
    • References
    For an experienced educator, it is not uncommon to see a resume resemble a curriculum vita. The teaching profession has become much more sophisticated over the past 15-20 years and a resume that reflects this sophistication will stand out. It's not uncommon for teachers who have truly grown with the profession to have resumes that reflect extensive technology and data-driven decision making education, action research, presentations at professional conferences, and significant professional organization, committee and leadership experience.

    Just as the teaching profession has become more complex, so have teacher education programs. Increased field experience, internship requirements and high expectations for data use, action research and serving diverse students using a variety of instructional strategies and technology have required colleges of education to raise program expectations. A new teacher's resume should reflect all field experiences, internships, organization leadership roles and affiliations, action research project titles and any other significant experience that might show a good fit for the position. In addition, titles of major presentations completed for course requirements should be listed.

    Regardless of level of experience, there are certain elements all teachers should consider. Job seekers should do their research and incorporate the organization's language into their resumes. Nothing stands out more to a hiring manager than using the same language as the school's mission statement, for example. Never use a "one-size-fits-all" resume. Also, don't forget to keep professionalism in mind. Cute fonts, colors and clip art do not belong in a professional educator's resume.

    For additional resources and tips, check out your college's career services office. Education professors and school administrators are also great resources for resume feedback. Another great resource used by AAE staff is the K12 teacher resume booklet. Click here to download a copy.

    Dr. Michele Linch is the Executive Director of AAE's state partner, the Arkansas State Teachers Association.

    Do you have any thoughts to add about creating a modern and effective teacher resume?
    Comment below.



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  • ASCII: An ASCII format is plain text and optimized for electronic submission; it can be pasted into the body of an e-mail or into online forms that do not accept Microsoft Word. Additionally, it can be used for sites that have memory or file size restrictions.
  • Social Media Profile: This format is your ideal solution for building and improving your profile on social media channels so that your online presence fully leverages the strength of your personal brand as well as the power of your professional network.
  • [x]

    Distribution formats

    Format options for your specific needs

    • Presentation: A presentation format is delivered in Microsoft Word (the business standard). While visually appealing, it is also the most versatile and can be uploaded to job sites, attached to e-mails, printed, mailed, faxed, or hand delivered. Furthermore, it is optimized for today's complex Applicant Tracking Systems that parse resume content to create a searchable profile.
    • ASCII: An ASCII format is plain text and optimized for electronic submission; it can be pasted into the body of an e-mail or into online forms that do not accept Microsoft Word.
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