How to make your teacher resume stand out

Simi Rai

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Your resume represents you in your absence. It is the first thing your employers see and can ultimately land you the interview.

Your resume should predominately highlight your teaching skills and prove your competencies for the role you are applying to. You should also include success stories and achievements from previous teaching jobs to sell yourself.

Your resume is not your curriculum vitae. A resume is a brief summary of your skills and experiences over one or two pages, whereas a CV is more detailed and can stretch well beyond two pages. Your resume should be tailored to each teaching position you apply for, whilst your CV remains the same.

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Your resume does not need to be in chronological order and does not need to include a full record of your career history. It is a short, targeted list of your skills and achievements and informs the employer of what you can bring to the table.

Here are a few tips to make your teaching resume stand out:

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About our Community Expert


Simi Rai
Community Expert

Over 5 years of experience in educational settings throughout London, Madrid and Barcelona. Whilst studying English Literature and Language at King’s College London and the University of North Carolina, she fell in love with her subject - both the study of literature and craft of writing.

After graduating, she completed the Leadership Development Programme with Teach First, whose mission is to provide equality through education, and attained her PGCE in Secondary English at Canterbury Christ Church University. She was then appointed as Deputy Head of English at one of the highest performing schools in England in a London inner-city academy.

Following this, she completed her Leadership and Management MA at University College London (Institute of Education) and became the director of an English Language company based in Barcelona.

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