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The 4 Biggest Mistakes Seen on Resumes

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Your resume is the gateway to securing an interview with a school district.  Please avoid some of the mistakes that job seekers make when developing a resume. See the following mistakes that you should avoid:


  • No pictures on your resume
  • Do not put age or marital status on your resume

Stick to the basics, while still developing a tailored, job specific resume!!!



  • RELEVANT SKILLS make sure you are specific about your skills as it relates to teaching
  • VOLUNTEER & STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS are considered experience and are just as relevant as your paid experience LIST THESE  ON YOUR RESUME!!!



  • ONE PAGE resume is the norm, two pages is acceptable if it is relevant experience
  • RESUME FILLERS make sure your resume is filled with content and not additional spaces
  • TAILOR YOUR RESUME, avoid adding jobs that are not strongly relevant; depending on the length of the resume cutting, this information may take your resume from 2 pages to the 1 page recommended resume



  • PUNCTUATION & GRAMMAR are important but especially in applying for a teaching position
  • MISPELLED WORDS should be avoided at all costs, simply use "spell check" to avoid this simple mistake
  • CONSISTENCY make sure that your bullets, font style and size are consistent throughout your resume


Remember this is your one and only chance to make a good first impression!!!!


Rosalyn S. Smith, Career Advisor

University of North Texas Career Center

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