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Leaving the Classroom Episode 13: How to Revise Your Teacher Resume

Leaving the Classroom: A Transitioning Teacher Podcast

How to Revise Your Teacher Resume

In this episode, I give you a list of the 10 instructional design technologies that are most used, as well as some more cost-effective alternatives!

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Hello, everyone. Welcome to leaving the classroom. I'm Kristi Oliva, I'm so glad you are here. Today I'm talking about how to revise your resume to pursue a career in instructional design. You need a resume, I need a resume. We all need to have a resume to apply for the roles we want. Now when I decided to leave the classroom, revising my resume was one of the things I put off for as long as I possibly could. It was difficult. It was tedious. It was just not fun. I hadn't even looked at my resume for several years, then I didn't know how to not make my resume scream teacher. Finally I dusted it off and got to work. And it was hard. It took me...

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Career Changers: Showcase Projects on Your Resume

As a career changer, it can be difficult to showcase your instructional design (ID) skills when you haven’t had a chance to use them full-time. Standard resume advice is to write accomplishment statements for your work history. There is value in including transferable skills alongside accomplishments when they relate to your desired role. If you have a strong employment section but are not getting traction in your job search, strengthen your resume by adding a project section.

 

As a career coach for technical boot camps, I became familiar with project sections. I encouraged my students to showcase their best projects near the top of their resumes, even though they included the same information in their portfolios and GitHub pages. Students who showcased two to three of their best projects throughout their materials would gain traction in their job search. When they made it to the first recruiter call, we knew their resume was working. 

 

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