As the author of Proven Resumes: Strategies That Have
Increased Salaries, which has been used and proven highly effective by
over 2 million job seekers, hundreds of employment security, workforce
and college programs
(click here to read dozens of client and career professional
testimonials), I've used all of the techniques presented in
that book to create Proven Resumes
& Cover Letters for Teachers ... That Double & Triple
A big mistake teachers make when writing their resumes, is not knowing
what skills, experience and achievements schools are seeking.
Most teachers just sit down, with little forethought, and begin
describing their work experience or copy sections of other teacher
resumes that sound good. Then they pass their resume around
having others, sometimes even professionals like HR Directors or
principals, look at their resumes and give it the seal of approval.
However, many teachers are very disappointed, after much feedback and
many revisions, that the resumes they mail for dozens and even hundreds
of teaching positions generate few if any calls for
interviews. In contrast, by learning how to follow these
simple steps in analyzing teacher job ads you can learn how to create a
powerful teaching resume that can increase your calls for interviews by
10%-100%! I have many client success stories that describe
sending out 10 resumes and getting 10 calls for interviews.
While that may sound fantastic .. the light bulb will go on when you
realize why your teacher resume is not working.
Proven Resumes & Cover Letters for Teachers ... That Double
& Triple Interview Rates!,
I gathered 50 ads for elementary teacher jobs and in doing that
identified 18 skill categories that were not only requested
repetitively in Elementary Teacher job ads but were also requested in
all teacher job ads. I found the base of skills requested in
those 50 job ads are transferable across all teaching categories
whether for elementary or adult classes or for specific coursework such
as High School Chemistry or Adult ESL Teachers. So, if you
searching for a way to improve your teaching resume, then I recommend
you consider buying Proven Resumes
& Cover Letters for Teachers ... and follow
the examples for analyzing job ads to compile your own highly
customized list of skills needed for the teaching jobs you want.
Now, let's review an
abbreviated version of an Coach job ad from Proven Resumes
& Cover Letters for Teachers ... That Double & Triple
Interview Rates. BEFORE YOU SCROLL DOWN,
read through the ad and on a piece of paper make a list of what you
feel would be the top 4-6 skills to address in a cover letter for this
job ad. REALLY,
YOU'LL LEARN MORE if you take the time to do
this before reading on.
BEGINNING OF JOB AD
Coaching young men and women in
the development of physical skills and positive attitudes for total
success in our program and in their lives.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Know the eligibility rules regarding your
- Ordering equipment or supplies and that appear on
the preseason budget.
- Schedule facilities for practice during vacation
periods with the Athletic Director, making sure that all building
permits are filed and facility use is set aside from regularly
scheduled games and practices.
- Confirm that all athletes have a Physical card,
insurance form or insurance waiver, and emergency medical form signed
by parent and physician.
- Oversee issue of equipment and certify that
equipment fits properly.
- Assign duties and responsibilities to assistant
coaches and evaluate their performance of these duties.
END OF JOB AD
that you've compiled your list, take a moment and compare it to the
skill headings I created below with abbreviated statements adapted from
the job ad above. Which list of teaching skills--meaning your
list or the list below--would land you more interviews for Coach job
ads similar to this one? Which list would create an image of
you as being more qualified? Which list could help you land a
higher pay grade or promotion? As you can see
with this simple example, effectively analyzing job ads can help you
create a much more powerful teacher resume.
- Coaching young men and women in the development of
physical skills and positive attitudes for total success in our program
and in their lives.
- Know the eligibility rules
regarding your sport.
- Confirm that all athletes have a Physical card, insurance form or
insurance waiver, and emergency medical form signed by parent and
- Ordering equipment or supplies and that appear on the preseason
- Oversee issue of equipment and certify that equipment fits properly.
FACILITIES ADMINISTRATION &
- Schedule facilities for practice during vacation periods with the
Athletic Director, making sure that all building permits are filed and
facility use is set aside from regularly scheduled games and practices.
-Assign duties and responsibilities to assistant coaches and evaluate
their performance of these duties.
WHY PEOPLE WRITE WEAK RESUMES &
I originally discovered why people write such weak resumes and cover
letters when teaching a resume class one day. Inadvertently, I asked a
class to read a job ad for a Delivery Driver (example provided in
Proven Resumes - Strategies That Have Increased Salaries). It was a
tiny ad only about 3 lines long. Being so short I was shocked when I
asked the class to tell me what skills and abilities they felt should
be addressed in cover letters for the driver ad. The ad actually asked
for these 5 skills:
Years Driving Experience
Delivering High Value Products
Knowledge of Puget Sound Area
Customer Service Experience
Corporate Accounts Experience
contrast to the list above, people in my classes very often came up
with lists of skills like the ones below, that make sense, but that
didn't address the 5 skills actually requested in the job ad.
Bondable, Trustworthy, Dependable, Self-Motivated
Possessing an Excellent Driving Record
Knows the Area
Likes to Deal with People
Being Detail Oriented
Possessing Accounting Skills & Time Management Skills
list of skills, used in a cover letter, would do a better job of
landing more interviews for the driver job ad? This example, even
though from a different industry, shows how important effectively
analyzing job ads is ... and illustrates why some resumes and cover
letters land far more interviews!!!
analyzed 50 teacher job ads and extracted all skills from them, I've
compiled 18 categories of skills and hundreds of skill statements, that
are highly transferable for all teacher jobs. I spent about 2 weeks
gathering the job ads and then another week analyzing them and creating
skill headings for use in teacher resumes and cover letters.
If you consider the time you'll save in
gathering and analyzing that many teacher job ads ... such time and
effort would cost you far more than what I charge for the $7.95 - Proven
Resumes for Teachers ... That Double & Triple Interview Rates!
... or the $9.95
- Proven Resumes Strategies That Have Increased Salaries.
Proven Resumes & Cover Letters for Teachers
will guide you through every step of creating a powerful teacher resume
and then the extensive resume and cover letter writing chapters in
Proven Resumes Strategies That Have Increased Salaries to
help you write powerful, transferable skill descriptions for any
non-teaching jobs that you've held.
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