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Expert Resumes for Teachers and Educators , 3rd Edition

Book Description

Includes 180 pages of sample resumes, written by professional resume writers and targeted to teachers and educators.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. TABLE OF CONTENTS
  5. ABOUT THIS BOOK
  6. INTRODUCTION
    1. The What, How, Which, and Where of Resume Writing
    2. Job Search Questions and Answers
      1. HOW DO YOU ENTER THE EDUCATION PROFESSION?
      2. WHAT IS THE BEST RESUME STRATEGY IF YOU’RE ALREADY IN THE EDUCATION PROFESSION?
      3. WHERE ARE THE JOBS?
      4. HOW DO YOU GET THE JOBS?
      5. WHAT ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES IN EDUCATION CONSULTING AND CONTRACTING?
    3. Conclusion
  7. PART I: Resume Writing, Strategy, and Formats
    1. CHAPTER 1: Resume Writing Strategies for Education Professionals
      1. The Most Critical Question: Resume or CV?
      2. Resume Strategies
        1. RESUME STRATEGY #1: WHO ARE YOU AND HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE PERCEIVED?
        2. RESUME STRATEGY #2: SELL IT TO ME…DON’T TELL IT TO ME
        3. RESUME STRATEGY #3: USE KEYWORDS
        4. RESUME STRATEGY #4: USE THE “BIG” AND SAVE THE “LITTLE”
        5. RESUME STRATEGY #5: MAKE YOUR RESUME “INTERVIEWABLE”
        6. RESUME STRATEGY #6: ELIMINATE CONFUSION WITH STRUCTURE AND CONTEXT
        7. RESUME STRATEGY #7: USE FUNCTION TO DEMONSTRATE ACHIEVEMENT
        8. RESUME STRATEGY #8: REMAIN IN THE REALM OF REALITY
        9. RESUME STRATEGY #9: BE CONFIDENT
      3. There Are No Resume Writing Rules
        1. CONTENT STANDARDS
          1. Writing Style
            1. First Person (I):
            2. Third Person (He or She):
          2. Wording to Stay Away From
          3. Resume Style
          4. Resume Formats
            1. Paragraph Format
            2. Bulleted Format
            3. Combination Format
          5. E-mail Address and Web Portfolio
        2. PRESENTATION STANDARDS
          1. Typestyle (or Font)
          2. Type Size
            1. Very readable in 9-point Verdana:
            2. Difficult to read in too-small 9-point Gill Sans:
            3. Concise and readable in 12-point Times New Roman:
            4. A bit overwhelming in too-large 12-point Bookman Old Style:
          3. Type Enhancements
          4. Page Length
          5. Paper Color
          6. Graphics and Color
          7. White Space
        3. ACCURACY AND PERFECTION
    2. CHAPTER 2: Writing Your Resume
      1. Step-by-Step: Writing the Perfect Resume
        1. CONTACT INFORMATION
          1. Name
          2. Address
          3. Telephone Number(s)
          4. E-mail Address
        2. CAREER SUMMARY
          1. Headline Format
          2. Paragraph Format
          3. Core Competencies Summary Format
          4. Bulleted-List Format
          5. Category Format
        3. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
          1. Achievement Format
          2. Challenge, Action, and Results (CAR) Format
          3. Functional Format
          4. Career-Track Format
          5. Experience Summary Format
        4. EDUCATION, CREDENTIALS, AND CERTIFICATIONS
          1. Academic Credentials Format
          2. Executive Education Format
          3. Certifications Format
          4. Professional Training Format
          5. Non-degree Format
        5. THE “EXTRAS”
          1. Honors and Awards
          2. Publications
          3. Public Speaking
          4. Teaching Experience
          5. Committees and Task Forces
          6. Professional Affiliations
          7. Civic Affiliations
          8. Technology Skills & Qualifications
          9. Personal Information
          10. Consolidating the Extras
      2. Writing Tips, Techniques, and Important Lessons
        1. GET IT DOWN—THEN POLISH AND PERFECT IT
        2. WRITE YOUR RESUME FROM THE BOTTOM UP
        3. INCLUDE NOTABLE OR PROMINENT “EXTRA” STUFF IN YOUR CAREER SUMMARY
        4. USE RESUME SAMPLES TO GET IDEAS FOR CONTENT, FORMAT, AND ORGANIZATION
        5. INCLUDE DATES?
          1. An Individual Decision
          2. Include Dates in the Education Section?
        6. ALWAYS SEND A COVER LETTER WHEN YOU FORWARD YOUR RESUME
        7. NEVER INCLUDE SALARY HISTORY OR SALARY REQUIREMENTS ON YOUR RESUME
        8. ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE SELLING
    3. CHAPTER 3: Producing Your Resume for Online and Offline Distribution: Printed, Electronic, and Web Resumes
      1. The Three Basic Types of Resumes
        1. THE PRINTED RESUME
          1. E-mailing Word Files
          2. E-mailing PDF Files
        2. THE ELECTRONIC RESUME
          1. How to Use a Text/Electronic Resume
          2. Creating a Text File
        3. THE WEB RESUME
          1. The New Video Bio Phenomenon
      2. The Resume Types Compared
      3. Resume Checklist
  8. PART II: Sample Resumes for Teachers and Educators
    1. CHAPTER 4: Resumes for Early-Childhood Educators
    2. CHAPTER 5: Resumes for Elementary Educators
    3. CHAPTER 6: Resumes for Secondary School Educators
    4. CHAPTER 7: Resumes for Specialty Teaching Positions
    5. CHAPTER 8: Resumes for Educational Support Professionals
    6. CHAPTER 9: Resumes for University Educators
    7. CHAPTER 10: CVs (Curriculum Vitae)
    8. CHAPTER 11: Resumes for Educational Administrators
    9. CHAPTER 12: Resumes for Corporate Training and Development Professionals
  9. PART III: Cover Letters for Teachers and Educators
    1. CHAPTER 13: Writing a Winning Cover Letter
      1. Six Steps to Writing Better Cover Letters
        1. STEP 1: IDENTIFY YOUR KEY SELLING POINTS
          1. Know Your Objective
          2. Summarize Your Experience
          3. Sell Your Achievements
        2. STEP 2: PRE-PLAN
        3. STEP 3: WRITE THE OPENING PARAGRAPH
        4. STEP 4: WRITE THE BODY
        5. STEP 5: WRITE THE CLOSING
        6. STEP 6: POLISH, PROOFREAD, AND FINALIZE
      2. Authors’ Best Tips for Writing Winning Cover Letters
        1. DON’T REINVENT THE WHEEL
        2. SELL IT TO ME; DON’T TELL IT TO ME
        3. GET OVER WRITER’S BLOCK
        4. ANSWER THE EMPLOYER’S MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION: “WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR ME?”
      3. Cover Letter Checklist
    2. CHAPTER 14: Sample Cover Letters
  10. APPENDIX A: Resume Preparation Questionnaire
  11. APPENDIX B: Resume Verbs: Write with Power and Clarity
  12. INDEX OF CONTRIBUTORS
  13. INDEX