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The ability to create a complete, compact, and easy to read resume is hard to get the hang of. One of the best ways to establish this skill is to check out previous resume and learn from their mistakes. We have consulted the experts and now present a California substitute teacher resume sample. Learn from the best to make sure your resume is top notch.
Organize your sections in the proper order
The order of your resume is especially important because there is no guarantee that an employer will read it all the way through. The standard resume format has developed a certain order so that readers will get the most important information first, and if that gets their attention, expanded information is available further down. This resume is organized like this: Contact, Summary, Education, Skills, Accomplishments, Experience Having the contacts and summary first is important, but there is no reason for the education information to be that high up on the page. It is just one more chunk of text that an employer is going to have to get through before they read what will actually make them want to call you for an interview. A better order would have been: Contact, Summary, Skills, Experience, Education
Consolidate and focus your accomplishments
Having an accomplishment or achievement section can be beneficial, but it is ultimately optional. It should only be included if you have several accomplishments that are very impressive and relevant to the position you are applying for. This accomplishments page is problematic for several reasons. Most obviously, most of these bullets are not actually accomplishments. Things like Multitasking, Reporting, and Research would better fit in the key skills section. To be accomplishments, they would need to be focused on the outcome. For example, if your research skills lead to profits increasing by 10%, you could include it as an achievement. In this case, the key skills section is already about as long as it can be. You do not want to exceed seven or eight bullets in each column, so simply combining these two lists into one is a bad idea. Instead, the skills section should be kept the same length, but the most important points from both sections should be chosen to keep. Additionally, several of the points are redundant and could be reduced to a single bullet.
Try to limit your resume to one page
Most of the time, your resume should fit on a single page. If you are trying to capture more than 10 years of experience, you can use a second page, but even then, be sure it is necessary. In this case, the experience section is not extensive enough to warrant two pages. It is important to keep your resume compact so employers can read it quickly and efficiently. In this resume, the summary, education, and skills are the proper length, but the accomplishments section is artificially lengthening it. Each bullet takes two different lines, which causes the section to dominate the page.
Manage your dates
This resume does not list the graduation date. This can be acceptable if you are covering up a gap or it was many years ago. However, on this resume, there is already a gap in the experience section, between 2004 and 2008, as well as from 2012 to current. Obviously, you cannot make something up to go in the gap, but you should seriously think about anything that you were doing in that time that you can mention. Anything from volunteer work to an internship to school will look significantly better than years of unaccounted time. To create a resume that captures the attention of employers, get help from the experts. QuintCareer’s Resume Builder is just the tool you need to make a succinct and successful California substitute teacher resume.