Incorporating technology skills and experience into your resume
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The job market for teachers:
Job opportunities for teachers over the next 10 years should be at least satisfactory. Employment of preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school teachers is expected to increase about as fast as the average.
Looking for a job?
No problem....... If you're prepared to move out of Johnstown :)
Sections in your resume where you can profile your technology experience:
Include the web address to your professional portfolio (take some time & update it now)
Technology experience should go up front
On the first page, after your Professional Objective statement, and include in either the Education or Skills Section
Hardware (PC--Windows, Mac, iPads, Android, Tablets, Graphing calculators, Scanners, Digital cameras, et al.
Operating Systems (Windows 98/2000/NT/XP, Windows 7/8, UNIX, LINUX, Mac OS-7.x/8.x/9.x/OS X?…)
Applications (any software you’ve learned how to use, and maybe categorized according to type)
Productivity software (Microsoft Office, Microsoft Works)
Presentation software (PowerPoint)
Database/File management (Access, FileMaker)
Graphics/Drawing/Painting tools (MS Word Drawing Tools, PhotoEditor, PhotoShop)
Communications tools (e-mail, listservs, social media--EDTECH, Instant Messaging/Chat)
Web Page development tools (Front Page, SharePoint Designer, Dream Weaver)
Is there other software you are accustomed to using…?
Other General Tips for your resume:
Buzz words catch the eye (unix, PowerPoint, Windows, etc.)
The “digital cut” saves time for employers--a scanner may be being used for the first pass at resume evaluation
Keep it simple (simple fonts--Ariel, Times New Roman--and minimal use of boldface, avoid underlining)
Create a PDF version of your final resume or CV. This is especially true if, as often happens today, you are able to send off your resume as an email attachment. PDF (Portable Document Format) ensures that the version your prospective employer receives will have the format/layout you want. Creating a PDF version of any document is easy enough in the latest versions of MS Office, but in case you need help, here's a website where you can download a free version of software called SmallPDF, which not only helps you create a PDF version, but also lets you compress the file, should you ever need to do that.
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