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The resume that is going to have the best chance at getting you hired is the resume that is formatted correctly and written in the most engaging and professional way. Our experts have come to help you in this process by reviewing this Special Education Administrator resume sample and indicating all the places where improvements can be made. If you keep these helpful strategies in mind when writing your own resume, you can be sure you’re writing it in the best possible way.
All lists should be in bullet point format
Putting a bullet before each separate point in a list will help to draw the reader’s eye to each specific point while allowing the list to read more smoothly. This format provides the most crisp and professional experience while making it easy for a reader to refer back across the document. Make sure to start each point with a strong action verb and to end with a period. If describing a current job, write in present tense, and if describing previous employment, write in past tense. Think of statements in your resume as first-person sentences with the personal pronouns removed. WRONG: Professional Experience Memphis City Schools Memphis, TN Coordinator for Exceptional Children and Health Services Directs the day -to-day operations at Colonial Hearing, Speech and Vision Center Coordinates speech/language therapy, preschool special education, Hearing Impaired Program, assistive technology, audiological services, interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing and visually impaired services for the district Serves as liaison to TN School for the Deaf, West TN School for the Deaf, TN School for the Blind, Deaf Connect Interpreting Services and The University of Memphis Speech and Hearing Center Increased the transition from Part C of IDEA to Part B of IDEA by the third birthday from 89% to 99% and 100% with current annual focus on 100% consistently Conducted trainings with principals and staff in the Northwest Region in an effort yo reduce the suspension/expulsion rate RIGHT: Professional Experience Memphis City Schools Memphis, TN Coordinator for Exceptional Children and Health Services
If you use an abbreviation, make sure to spell it out unless it is very commonly known
You don’t want your reader to have to do research in order to understand your resume. Some very common terms like FBI or CPR are easily recognized. Others, like IDEA in the sample resume, are not immediately apparent to most readers, and should be explained. You only need to spell it out on the first occurrence of such a word in the document.
Always list dates of employment, and the name and location of the employer(s), and make sure to provide a list of duties performed
If you do not list dates, it is not clear to a potential employer just how long you spent at each occupation in your Experience section. If a job is important enough to include in this section, then it needs to have 5-8 bullet points describing the way you performed the various duties. The location of employers can also be useful information to consider when evaluating a candidate. Don’t forget these important elements of an experience section. They confirm that all the things you say you have done are genuine. All the strategies you’ve learned here can easily be applied to writing your own resume when you try out QuintCareer’s Resume Builder.