Ace Your Teacher Resume (and Cover Letter)

Ace Your Teacher Resume (and Cover Letter)

by Anthony D Fredericks
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It’s a question that’s asked thousands of times by thousands of potential teachers every year. In this captivating and highly practical book, (which builds on the success of the critically acclaimed Ace Your Teacher Interview) award-winning author and teacher, Anthony D. Fredericks offers real-world guidelines, fresh advice, and down-to-earth tips from numerous principals and superintendents around the country. Most important, he provides you with insider knowledge what types of vocabulary and key words/phrases that school administrators look for. Discover what’s often missing from teacher resumes and what things to exclude from your resume. Ace Your Teacher Resume (& Cover Letter) gives you proven strategies, winning guidelines, along with scores of sample resumes and cover letters. Also included are step-by-step writing instructions and that help you rise to the top of the applicant pool and give you a distinctive advantage over the competition—an advantage that can result in a permanent job offer and the career of your dreams. With this step-by-step guide, you can create a dynamic resume, with a catching objective, and an incredible cover letter, all rooted in your own unique experiences and philosophy, and sure to impress any potential interviewer. Revised to include new and updated information on getting past high-tech resume scanners and electronic databases, this book will show you how you can stand out as a teacher candidate truly at the top of your game!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681572000
Publisher: Blue River Press
Publication date: 02/01/2021
Series: Ace Your Teacher
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Anthony D. Fredericks, Ed.D. is a nationally recognized educator well known for his practical teacher materials and stimulating and engaging conference presentations. A professor of education at York College of Pennsylvania, he is an award-winning and best-selling author of more than 150 books, including teacher resource materials (Guided Reading in Grades 3-6), children’s books (Mountain Night, Mountain Day; The Tsunami Quilt), and adult non-fiction titles (The Secret Life of Clams). Ace Your Teacher Resume is the second in a series, it follows Ace Your Teachers Interview. His extensive background includes experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, professional storyteller, curriculum coordinator, educational consultant, and staff developer.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction ix

Creating an A+ Resume

What They Never Told You in College 3

You Only Have Six Seconds 15

Sell, Don't Tell! 21

Homework Assignment: Self-Inventory 29

Shaping a Blockbuster Resume 41

Framing Your Contact Data 51

Write a Better Objective 61

Are You Qualified? 67

Shine the Light on Your Experiences 75

Other Related Essentials 87

The Visual Impression 97

Titanic Mistakes That Will Sink You 117

Your Resume Checklist 133

Sample Resumes 137

Applicant Tracking Systems 143

Writing an A+ Cover Letter

What Nobody Told You About Cover Letters 161

Insider Secret: How to Stand Out Over the Competition 169

More Strategies for Success 175

Anatomy of a Sensational Cover Letter 187

Writing a Winner! 195

High-Caliber Blunders That Will Shoot You Down 207

Your Cover Letter Checklist 217

Sample Cover Letters 221

Interview with a Principal 227

Appendix A Your Other Resume 233

Appendix B Web Resources 239

Author Biography 241

Index 243

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