It's Time to Find a New Teaching Gig
Before I was a resume writer, I was a teacher. I graduated in May 2000 with a Master’s of Education in Secondary English Instruction. Student teaching was rewarding, but challenging, but I had no concept of what challenging was until I began to look for my first teaching job. I was living in Massachusetts at the time and I’m not exaggerating when I say that I papered the state with my resume. Actually I papered Massachusetts with more than just my resume. Applying for a teaching position is a complicated process.
It took me 2 and half years to get my Master’s degree in Education, but no class prepared me to look for a teaching position and neither did my student teaching experiences. What no one tells you in school is that applying for a teaching job is vastly different than applying for a job in any other profession.
The Teacher Application Package
Teaching positions require potential candidates to submit more than a resume. The typical teacher application package must contain the following:
A Cover Letter
Official Undergraduate and Graduate University Transcripts
3 Letters of Recommendation
A Statement of your Teaching Philosophy
Security Clearances (Child Abuse Clearances, Criminal Background Checks, and FBI Fingerprinting
This list of requirements is the same if you’re applying for a position as a Kindergarten Teacher or a position as a University Professor. Putting together a teacher application package can seem overwhelming especially if you have never written a resume before. I can help you navigate this confusing and often frustrating process. During my teaching career I have taught middle school and at the college level and I have tutored K-12. I have tons of experience creating teacher application packages and I’m here to help you.
Please contact me for a free strategy session and to see if you would like to work together.
Happy Job Hunting!!!