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Being a Pre-K teacher is an exciting and rewarding career. You don’t want to lose out on a job like that because you didn’t have a resume that got the school’s attention. Use this sample resume to make a resume for yourself that will land you the career of your dreams.
The formatting of your resume is just as important as what you write on it. There are two major rules to writing a resume. One is that first person pronouns should never be used and another is that bullet lists should be used throughout. This sample resume does a great job of not using first person pronouns. Instead, most of the sentences begin with an action verb, which is how a resume should be. The main formatting issue is the lack of bullet lists. The one part of the resume that shouldn’t have bullets is the professional summary. The whole point is to list several important pieces of information in a clear and crisp way. The professional summary on this sample is one bullet point, which is unneeded. Write your professional summary as 3-4 sentences. Your first sentence should be your title and years of experience, and the other 2-3 should summarize you and what you can do. Here is an example. Wrong SUMMARY
Right SUMMARY Dedicated, resourceful, and goal-driven professional educator with 11 years of experience. Displays a solid commitment at providing quality instruction and fostering a positive learning environment for all students. Has a knack for developing lessons that allow children to socialize and have fun while learning. Bullets need to be used under experience. It helps organize the information and make it easy to read. Here is an example for how they should be used. Wrong EXPERIENCE 08/2009 to Current Lead Georgia Pre-K Teacher Riverside Day School ? Lawrenceville, GA Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration. Right EXPERIENCE 08/2009 to Current Lead Georgia Pre-K Teacher Riverside Day School ? Lawrenceville, GA
Next, you can add a few more bullet points about other duties you had such as creating lesson plans, tests, or any other pertinent information. The bullet points in the work experience will not only make the information more clear, it will help provide the clear borders between the different sections.
Separating Resume Sections
You don’t want to spend your time writing a resume and sending it to potential employers, just to have the employers become frustrated trying to read it. You need to make sure that where your sections begin and end is clear. This sample resume isn’t very confusing, but the sections could be better. The way it is formatted also makes it look like it’s lacking information. One thing that would help is to make the section headings a little larger. Borders also make resumes look nice and clean. You can put a border under each section heading or right under and above each heading. Here is an example of how it could look. SUMMARY Dedicated, resourceful, and goal-driven professional educator with 11 years of experience. Displays a solid commitment at providing quality instruction and fostering a positive learning environment for all students. Has a knack for developing lessons that allow children to socialize and have fun while learning. HIGHLIGHTS
This is a fantastic resume that would get great feedback from potential employers. With these few adjustments, it would be perfect. Use this and LiveCareer to make the best resume to send to employers that you want to work for.