Career Change to Teacher Resume Sample by gtj16268

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 The mission of the Office of Career
 Services is to provide guidance,
 support and resources to students and
 alumni in making career decisions,
 developing job search strategies, and
 pursuing experiential opportunities
 and employment.
Presentation Agenda

   What are they looking for?
   Hiring Process
   Teaching Philosophy
   Resume and Cover Letter
   Job Searching
   Dress to Succeed
   Interviewing
   Follow up
What are they looking for?
   Professionalism – attitude and attire
   Enthusiasm
   Articulate
   Maturity and leadership potential
   Empathy for the child
   Knowledge of you subject area
   Knowledgeable about your credentials
   Realistic salary expectations
   Interest in the school district
Hiring Process
   Job Application
     If the school district has a job application, you must
      complete it.
     Follow directions.

     Be careful to enter the correct data in the correct field.

     Complete all fields—even those that aren't required.

     If possible, use spell check.
       If   not possible, type information in MS Word, correct
           grammar and spelling, then cut and paste it to the
Teaching Philosophy Statement
   This statement help you
      to demonstrate how you have been purposeful about
      your teaching
     to communicate your goals as a teacher

     illustrate how your teaching concepts can be
      transformed into real classroom activities.
Teaching Philosophy Statement
  Brainstorming
    Questions to ask yourself
    Teaching Philosophy Template

  Drafting
    Format
         2 pages or less
         Use the present tense
         Do not use too much technical jargon
Teaching Philosophy Statement
  Content
    Include   specific examples
         ―I enjoy lecturing, and I'm good at it. I always make an effort to
          engage and motivate my students when I lecture."
         Given the statement above, how would you describe what
          happens in your classroom? Is your description specific enough to
          bring the scene to life in a teaching philosophy?
  Assess
    Purpose   & Audience
    Voice
    Beliefs/Arguments/Claims       & Illustrative Support
    Conventions
   1st impression
   Gets you the interview
   List of accomplishments
   Most employers only look at a resume for about 30
    to 45 seconds
   1 page
     More   than 10 years experience – 2 pages
   Customized for every position
   Free from grammar and spelling errors
   Parts of the Resume
     Identification

     Education

     Certification

     Summary  of Qualification
     Teaching Related Experience

     Other Experience

     Campus/Community Involvement
   Identification
       Mame
       Address (both campus and permanent)
       Phone numbers
       Email address
   Education
       Your degree (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science)
       Name of school
       City and State
       Your major(s); and date of graduation.
       GPA (if it is a 3.0 or better);
       Areas of concentration (if you took courses which highlight your abilities, add them); or certification
       Other high points (dean's list, scholarships, excellence awards)

   Certification
       Describe what you are licensed to teach and in which states.
   Summary of Qualification
     2 or 3 words or sentences
     Summarize your qualifications, experiences, skills and
      strengths that you can offer.
       Specialize  technology skills
       What you learned from a particular class.
       Classroom management
       Interactive learning
       Student assessment
     Be prepared to discuss this section and provide
      examples in the interview.
   Teaching Related Experience
       List all teacher related work experiences with accomplishiments
           reverse chronological order
           job title
         name of school or employer
         Location
         dates of employment.
         accomplishments
       Other Experience and/or Campus or Community
           Show the recruiter that you were successful in the work
            environment and/or involved on campus.
       Sample
Cover Letters
   Opening paragraph:
       State why you are writing; how you learned of the organization or position, and basic
        information about yourself.
   2nd paragraph:
       Tell why you are interested in the employer or type of work the employer does
       Demonstrate that you know enough about the employer or position to relate your
        background to the employer or position.
       Mention specific qualifications which make you a good fit for the employer’s needs.
   3rd paragraph:
       Indicate that you would like the opportunity to interview for a position or to talk with the
        employer to learn more about their opportunities or hiring plans.
       Refer to the fact that your resume is enclosed andother enclosures if such are required to
        apply for a position.
       State what you will do to follow up, such as telephone the employer within two weeks. If
        you will be in the employer’s location and could offer to schedule a visit, indicate when.
       State that you would be glad to provide the employer with any additional information
       Thank the employer for her/his consideration.
Job Searching
   Career Fairs
   School District Website
   PatriotJobs by Career Services
     Strategy
       Identifywhere you want live
       Create a list of "must-haves," nice-to-haves," and "don't
        wants" with respect to work.
       Take action
Dress to Succeed
            Attire for Men
Dress to Succeed
           Attire for Women
Dress to Succeed
Make sure you have:
   clean and polished conservative dress shoes
   well-groomed hairstyle
   cleaned and trimmed fingernails
   minimal cologne or perfume
   no visible body piercing beyond conservative ear piercings
    for women
   well-brushed teeth and fresh breath
   no gum, candy, or other objects in your mouth
   minimal jewelry
   no body odor
Your resume got you the interview; your interview gets
  you the job!
 S.T.A.R. (Situation, Task, Action, Result) technique

     Question: How do you handle classroom discipline?
         State your philosophy
         Give an example:
               Situation or Task– define the situation or set the stage
               Action – Describe the action that you took. That action must demonstrate your
                specific skill
               Result – Summarize the outcome
   Questions asked by the interviewer
       If I were to talk with the people who know you the best, how might they describe
       What did you learn from your field experiences?
       If you had another chance to student teach, what would you do differently?
       What is your philosophy of education?
       What attributes do you possess that would qualify you as a teacher of young
       Let me give you a simulated case: Johnny has a continuing habit of running into
        the room after recess, bangs his desk, slams his books down on the desk top
        creating noise and is becoming an increasing nuisance to you and the class.
        What approaches would you take to change this behavior?
       How can you get students excited about your subject area?
       What strategies and/or materials would you use to aid students in developing
   Questions to ask the interviewer
       What is your philosophy of education and that of your school
       What are the challenges that you face in this particular
       What are the pupil enrollment trends?
       Does this community support its school system well financially?
       In the past few years, what has been the average faculty
        turnover rate?
       Are parents active in your Parent Teachers Organization?
       Does your district or nearest school cooperative offer faculty in-
        service training days during the school year?
       What reading series do you use? Curriculum materials?
       Tell me about supervision visits.
Follow Up
   At the end of the interview,
     ask for a business card or contact information
     ask what is the next step in the hiring process

     ask when is the best time to follow up

   Send Thank You note immediately after the
     Handwritten

     Buy   Thank You cards
   Follow Up on the date the interviewer suggests
Save the Date
  September    – Update your Resume Month
  September 24th –Personal Branding Workshop
  October 13th – Jobs Smile on People with Style
   Fashion Event
  October 30th – Patriots to Professionals Fall
   Career Fair: 10am to 2pm UC Ballroom
  November – Mock Interview Month

  April 8th - Education Career Fair: 10am to
   12pm UC Ballroom
    Patriots to Professionals
                (903) 565-5862

                  UT Tyler Career Services

See the Online Library for resources for Teachers
      Physical and Health Education Building
                  (PHE) Room 112
        next to the Bookstore and Subway

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