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Your resume is your ticket to getting that new job you have had your eye on for a while, so make sure yours is free of errors and has everything an employer wants to see. If you are not sure what to put on your resume, then listen to some of the advice our experts have to offer. They read a junior high mathematics teacher resume sample and have found numerous aspects of it that can be improved upon.
Remove first person pronouns from summary
This sample resume currently has the following summary: I am a dedicated educator committed to providing students with a quality education and creating a positive learning environment that is both encouraging and supportive while maintaining high expectations for every student. I have demonstrated skill in individualizing instruction based on students’ needs and interests and adapt to new technologies with ease. It is a good idea to start your resume off this way, so a hiring manager has a good sense of what else is going to come. A summary is your opportunity to make a good first impression, and you should follow standard resume guidelines, which state that first person pronouns are not essential within the summary. The word I should be removed, so it goes like this: Dedicated educator committed to providing students with a quality education and creating a positive learning environment that is both encouraging and supportive while maintaining high expectations for every student. Demonstrated skill in individualizing instruction based on students’ needs and interests and adapt to new technologies with ease.
Job experiences should be discussed using bullet points
Although a solid paragraph is recommended for your resumes summary, you want to avoid paragraphs once you get down into your Experience section. Again, complete sentences are not needed, so we could change the format in that portion to look like this:
This is information for her time working as a junior high mathematics teacher at School District 170, but there is still something else that should be done with this list.
Write using proper tenses
The above list is for a job she currently works at, yet many of the points are written in the past tense. That would be acceptable if she already quit this position, but since she is still performing these duties, they need to be talked about correctly. The right way to write that list would be:
Remove dates from education if you would like
This does not have to be done, but it is something you can choose to do. In order to not have an emphasis placed on their age, some job applicants will remove dates from their education. This is often done if a degree was earned a while ago. Although dates are optional for education, they should absolutely be present under Experience. For a better resume, give QuintCareer’s Resume Builder a try. You will likely find that it is an excellent tool to get better at crafting professional resumes.