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Sample Resume and Action Verbs for Resumes


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NAME
Street Address                                                                                   Home Phone
City, State, Zip                                                                    Message/Work Phone

OBJECTIVE
Be specific. Tailor this to the position of interest.

EDUCATION
Credential(s) first, including type, institution and date received.
Degree, major, institution, date of graduation, and honors, if applicable.

SPECIAL SKILLS
Note particular areas of strength and any other skills, hobbies or interests that may increase your value and flexibility as a teacher. (This is an optional but helpful category.)

EXPERIENCE
List position, employing organization, a description of your duties and the dates. Include specifics about methods and materials used and any accomplishments. Also, you may include jobs other than teaching-related jobs. You might choose to separate your experience into "Teaching-Related Experience" and "Additional Work Experience."

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Hobbies

 

ACTION VERBS FOR RESUMES

People: Administered, Organized, Conducted, Stimulated, Motivated, Accomplished, Promoted, Adapted, Directed, Adjusted, Coordinated, Advertised, Supervised, Analyzed, Advised, Arranged, Explained, Assisted, Managed, Catalogued, Taught, Collaborated, Activated, Calculated

Things: Used, Expedited, Built, Drafted, Constructed, Edited, Compiled, Enlarged, Specified, Established, Designed, Evaluated, Changes, Examined, Improved, Expanded, Prepared, Facilitated, Completed, Formulated, Invented, Generated, Created, Governed, Programmed, Guided, Revised

Ideas: Established, Educated, Wrote, Synthesized, Proposed, Initiated, Coordinated, Integrated, Illustrated, Modified, Maintained, Analyzed, Adapted, Marketed, Investigated, Monitored, Negotiated, Defined, Devised, Persuaded, Innovated, Implemented, Presided, Created, Developed

Excerpted from NewsLinks, a publication of International Schools Services.



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