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Title: Writing An A+ Resume For Teachers Word Count: 817 Summary: When you think of a teacher, you th ink of someone who is very well edu cated and knows how to pretty much do everything. They know how to rea d well, draw well, deal with kids w ell, and deal with parents of kids even better. Most importantly they know how to write well. The idea th at a teacher might have a problem w riting cover letter is unthinkable. Lo and behold, you’re a teacher an d you have no idea where to begin w ith your cover letter. First, try not to panic. Essential.. . Keywords: cover letter for teacher Article Body: When you think of a teacher, you th ink of someone who is very well edu cated and knows how to pretty much do everything. They know how to rea d well, draw well, deal with kids w ell, and deal with parents of kids even better. Most importantly they know how to write well. The idea th at a teacher might have a problem w riting cover letter is unthinkable. Lo and behold, you’re a teacher an d you have no idea where to begin w ith your cover letter. First, try not to panic. Essentiall y a cover letter for teachers serve s the same purpose as a cover lette r for someone applying to a job at American Express. It is there to ge t your foot in the door for that in terview. A teacher’s cover letter j ust needs to have a little more fla ir than your average cover letter. Having an A+ cover is the key to ge tting your resume read. The cover l etter won’t get you the job, but it gives your resume a chance to be r ead. Read on to get some points on writing an A+ cover letter. Writing an A+ cover letter for a te acher is a little more challenging than writing a cover letter for any other job. These cover letters nee d to stand out a little more than t he norm because of the stiff comple tion for teaching positions. Teachi ng positions are limited, so when o ne does open up it’s like the mall rush on black Friday. Most of the t ime a teaching position arises once a year like Christmas. Usually you will only get one shot at a job. T hese cover letters have to really p rove you are better than all the re st and have a real passion for what you do. So what makes up an A+ cover letter ? First and foremost it has to be g rammatically correct and have no sp elling errors. While it’s a good id ea for any cover letter to follow t his, it is essential for a teacher’ s cover letter to implement this. S econd, make sure you are accurate o n the name of the person whose atte ntion the letter goes to and make s ure you has the school’s name in th ere. Take it a step further and res earch that school. Include points a bout the school and say why you wan t to be employed there. This works wonders because it shows you have a real interest in the school. To write an A+ cover letter for a t eacher, another one of the biggest things that needs to come across in your cover letter is how skilled a nd capable you are at shaping young minds. This should be included bec ause let’s face it; this is going t o be your job. A teacher is one of the most important jobs out there. It’s also one of the toughest and y our cover letter needs to reflect t hat you are up for that challenge. Your cover letter should also inclu de how passionate you are about you r work and what impact you are havi ng on the future. An A+ resume can include your emotions. Especially h ow passionate you are about your ca reer and how much it means to you. Lastly, you have to have creativity . While with an everyday cover lett er, you shouldn’t pay too much atte ntion to fancy fonts, page styles e tc etc. When it comes to a teacher’ s cover letter these details can be the difference between your resume and the one after you. Your cover letter’s style should be adventurou s, bold and even a tiny bit daring. Take the initiative of being creat ive. You want to grab their attenti on from the beginning and show you how creative you are. When it comes to a teacher’s cover letter, you c an go that extra mile and be advent urous, be bold, but know where to d raw the line. You do not need to ha ve pictures of stars all over your cover letter to get noticed. Lastly, please don’t forget that th e whole point of the cover letter i t to get your foot in the door. So don’t forget to give them an easy w ay to reach out to you. How can the y bring you in for an interview if they have no way to get in touch wi th you? You can take it a step furt her and reach out to them. Offer to follow up with them in a few days and make sure you follow up. Again, you are taking the initiative and that is a key characteristic in tea chers. Being a teacher is such demanding y et fulfilling career. You can under stand why schools are so picky. If you have a great resume, and the de termination to be a great teacher, why risk having your resume passed over? Having an A+ cover letter is a surefire way to get your foot rig ht into that door.
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