Build an excellent teacher
resume to get hired quickly.
Why Do You Need a
Strong Teacher Resume?
Without a good teacher
resume, you are unlikely
to be interviewed.
In fact, this is the most
overlooked yet most important
part of the interview process.
Download Teacher Resume Worksheets & Templates
Complete the form below to access our teacher resume worksheets and templates.
How to Get Started
Crafting Your Perfect Teacher Resume
Tips on Selecting a Resume Template
Use a chronological resume template.
It is the most common type and what HR specialists are familiar with reviewing.
Choose from our templates and use the teacher resume worksheet you completed to guide you.
Tips on Writing an Objective Statement
This is your introductory statement to the teacher resume. It is typically one sentence answering the question, “Why are you applying for this job?”
Provide a simple answer: “Obtain a position as a secondary Mathematics teacher where I can use my prior career experience to positively impact student learning.” It does not need to be complex; it needs to be clear.
Resources for Writing a Strong
Tips on Drafting the Experience Section
The experience section is truly the meat of your resume.
This is the first and singular chance you have to show an employer you have relevant experience to excel in the job you are desiring. Think about ways in which you have gained relevant, transferable skills.
Use the action verbs listed on the worksheet to begin one-sentence examples of work experience. The sentence should not be too long but long enough to accurately describe what you did.
See our resume templates for examples of the structure of these sentences.
List your work experience in reverse chronological order by the date employed. (You should not have any gap in these dates. If you do, be prepared to explain the gap in employment as you will be asked about it in the interview.)
Tips on Drafting the Education Section
This is the “just the facts” section. Stay away from selling yourself too much in this section. Keep it simple: School, Date, Degree, GPA (if high), and academic honors if any.
Limit extracurricular activities to those related to teaching.
Place the education section above the experience section if you are a recent college graduate and/or your work experience is limited.
Tips: Certification Section
Tips on Drafting the Certification Section
Do you have a certification needed for this job? Are you working towards a certification needed for this job? List it.
Even if you plan to attach or upload the actual documentation (certificate of eligibility letter), include it on your resume.
If you don’t have your certificate/license yet, write what you do have to show. That is, “Statement of Eligibility” or “Prescriptive Plan of Study for Probationary/ Practitioner’s License”.
Now that Your Resume is Complete,
Congrats on writing a great teacher resume and securing an interview. Now is the time to sell yourself. This is no easy task.
Here are some tips to help you prepare for your interview:
- Conduct a mock interview by practicing answering questions aloud.
- Follow the STAR Interview Method (Situation / Task / Action / Result).
- Wear professional attire.
- Bring a copy of your resume.
- Provide a printed list of references (to provide if asked).
- Share a copy of certification held (or demonstration of eligibility).