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If you are making your own dance teacher resume, you should use this resume to get some great ideas for you own. It will help you understand what you should add to your resume. This critique will also help you understand what you should change. This sample resume is a great base for a resume with a lot of useful information. Here is what you should keep and what you should change to make sure your resume stands out.
Dont Compact Your Resume
This sample resume has a lot of information, but its only about a half of a page long. The length is mostly because of the formatting. First, you want to make sure that there is ample space between each section. The sample has no spaces between the sections, so everything looks jumbled together. It makes the resume difficult to read and will often frustrate employers. Put one or two spaces after each section before the next heading, and make sure that you the spacing is even throughout your resume.
Use Bullet Points
The next issue is the lack of bullet lists in the resume. The highlights section is comprised of a bullet list, but no other part of the resume is. Under experience, instead of listing all of your duties like this sample does, list them as bullet points. Here is an example. Wrong Dance Competition Coach and Teacher June 1998 to January 2013 Martinsville Academy ? Martinsville, IN I am responsible for organizing competitions, events and classes for thirty students ages ranging 3-17yr. I also teach competition classes one night a week. I work with parents, staff and coaches at Martinsville Academy to keep programs running successfully. Right Dance Competition Coach and Teacher June 1998 to January 2013 Martinsville Academy ? Martinsville, IN
This looks much cleaner and easier to follow.
Dont forget the dates
This sample resume has dates for each employer, which is something you need to do. Always list your most recent employer first and then go backwards. The only date forgotten on this sample resume is the college education. It says that the applicant has an Associate of Arts degree for business and dance from Purdue University. Unfortunately, there is no date listed. The employer is going to want to see the timeline of your professional life. The employer wont know if you just recently got your degree, or if it is something you have had for a long time.
Add Important Skills
After the summary, this sample resume has a highlights section that lists skills that the applicant possesses. A lot of people tend to list the same skills up at the top. Some common skills include, fast learner, attention to detail, and strong communication skills. While these skills are important, dont limit your skills to candid responses. Make sure you list skills that are important for your career as a dance teacher. Skills such as leadership mentoring and creative, just like on this sample resume, are important as a dance instructor. According to Forbes, there are also some top skills you need on your resume. These include:
These are skills that most employers look for in their employees. Your resume is what will make or break your invitation to interview, so make sure your potential employer knows which skills you possess. This sample resume has a lot of great information that will help you make your own resume. Use this sample and the LiveCareer resume builder to make a resume that works for you.