1. Your Resume: The purpose of a resume is to market your skills, knowledge, and accomplishments to an employer in a way that convinces the employer to interview you. Yourresume must blend the results of these efforts into one cohesive, persuasive, and attractive statement.
2. Types of Resumes: With the advent of the computer age, there are now two basic types of resumes that you should be familiar with and utilize, depending on the mode of submission: standard or electronic
- Standard Version - a paper version; word processed with bullets and other features; for mail, fax or in-person submission at the ICRs. Features: alignment, bullets, bolding, italics, underlining, capital letters, and wide choice of fonts.
- Electronic Version - a plain text document, which can be e-mailed to schools, sometimes following school specific guidelines. Features: No tabs, bullets, special formatting or underlying, maximum 65 characters per line (including spaces and punctuation), no choice of font on the receiving end.
3. Headings: Include each of the following headings on your resume if they apply to your situation. Remember, a resume is your calling card, and you must be comfortable with it.
- Contact Information (Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Country, Phone, E-mail Address)
- Special Skills (specialized training in technology or another field)
- Relevant Experience
- Extracurricular Activities/Sports/Community Involvement, etc.
- Honors and Awards
- Professional Organizations
- References - (add a separate sheet)
-Institutions and dates of employment
-Current position of referee
- Personal details (brief)
Excerpted from NewsLinks, a publication of International Schools Services.