April 27, 2005
My résumé advice to anyone preparing to interview for a teaching job is: be prepared, be early, and be memorable. To make myself memorable I did the following: When, last year, I decided to move across country and wanted to find a new school, I knew I had to make myself and my resume stand out. I created an e-folio by creating a PowerPoint presentation about my current school, my students, and myself. I then burned a copy of the presentation and a copy of my resume on a CD. (Various stores have some great programs to make custom labels and CD cases to use.) I sent the CD and a 'hard' copy of my cover letter and resume to each school I was most interested. (I found these schools, by the way, on the web by researching school districts and their schools.) Once I packed all of this in a manila envelope, I waited about a month and gave the school principals a follow up phone call. I received many replies for interviews. The principal of my new (current) school has recommended many to come talk to me for advice on how to prepare for interviews. I hope this helps and best of luck!