Resume and Interview Tips

Are You Changing Careers to Enter the World of Education? -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
If so, you are not alone. Some people have no experience in education and are entering through completing their degree or through an Alternative Certification Program. Others have been out of the ...

Five Critical Resume Strategies for Teachers -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
The thought of creating a resume makes most people cringe. One of the biggest challenges of writing a resume is being objective, and thinking critically about what you have to offer. Writing your ...

Overcome Tough Interview Questions -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
Don't kid yourself; all interviewers will try their best to detect problems or limitations in your skills, since they will affect how you can benefit their school district. For example, if you ...

How to Answer the Question "Why do you want to work for our school district?" -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
Your preparation and research is imperative to successfully answer this question. Provide a few reasons why you're interested in the school or district, and what in particular sparked your ...

How to Answer the Question "What are your thoughts on team-teaching?" -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
I am sure many of you have participated in team-teaching and realize the benefits of this strategy. The interviewer who asks this question wants to discover, if you are flexible, enjoy working in a ...

Do You Understand the Importance of Using Keywords in Your Resume? -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
There has been a great deal of discussion on the topic of incorporating keywords into your resume... what is the purpose and how do you know what words to use? Whether you email your resume to a ...

How to answer the Question "How do you handle classroom discipline?" -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
For obvious reasons everyone will have a different answer; it will depend on your teaching style, grade interviewing for, and past experiences. The interviewer will be looking to see if you have a ...

Foolproof Your Resume -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
To ensure a successful job search is having top-notch marketing documents. In various districts the competition for the best teaching positions is often fierce. This means that you must set yourself ...

How to answer the Question "What are your greatest strengths?" -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
This behavioral question will probably be asked. Now, if you researched the district/school and found out what they are looking for in a candidate, you will be able to focus your response on that ...

Does Your Philosophy of Education Statement Reflect Who You Are? -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
If you are seeking new job opportunities in the teaching profession, having a clear, concise, and effective Philosophy of Education statement, often referred to as a Teaching Philosophy, is critical. ...

How to Answer the Question "What are your biggest weaknesses?" -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
Your response could include something that may have been a challenge in the past, and you have taken steps to rectify the problem. It is also important to be honest, they will be testing your honesty ...

What Resume Format Are You Using? -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
A better question, is the format you are using the correct one? Will it market your relevant skills and career background in the best possible way? Below is a brief description of four different ...

How to Answer the Question "Describe your classroom's physical appearance." -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
Let's imagine an interview for a grade one teaching position wherein the interviewer asks: "Describe your classroom's physical appearance." Having prepared ahead of time, you understand the ...

Is Your Resume Visually Appealing? -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
I come across a number of resumes and cover letters that would benefit greatly from being revised and enhanced in order to attract the most attention. Why? Because in order to obtain a desirable ...

How to Answer the Question "How would you describe a successful principal?" -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
By asking this question, the hiring committee is attempting to assess the following: * Do you understand what traits contribute to the success of a principal. As a teacher, what traits do you value ...

Are You Using an Effective Thank You Letter? -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
Perfect, your cover letter and resume secured an interview - the interview went brilliantly. You're confident they are interested in you. Now, you just have to wait for the offer, right? WRONG. ...

How to Answer the Question "Do you have any questions for us?" -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
An interview isn't just about responding to the prospective employer's questions; it is an opportunity for you to impress the panel with examples of your foresight regarding the position they ...

Your Resume Should Get You Interviews -- But The Interviews Get Job Offers -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
The person who gets the job may not necessarily be the most qualified; he or she may simply be the one who knows HOW to get a job. You see successful interviewing is a skill or an art. Preparation is ...

Your Portfolio Represents You! -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
What is a portfolio and why do I need one? Your portfolio is a collection of documents that tells a story about you, illustrating your professional growth and teaching achievements. It is a way of ...

Job Fairs - A Valuable Tool for Your Job Search -- Candace Davies, A+ Resumes for Teachers
Whether you're a seasoned educator or a new teacher ready to break into the world of education, you will definitely benefit from attending job fairs. Most job fairs begin in February and run ...

The Resume (ESL teachers) -- Scott Sommers
I've seen a lot of resumes from people looking for work in Taiwan, and there's a big problem with most of them. They're well-written, but they fail to show how excellent a teacher the ...
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