A strong resume tells a clear story about you. When looking at your resume, we should be able to easily follow the path of your career or education and quickly understand why your accomplishments and activities make you a good match for our program.
Tips for What to Emphasize:
- Any volunteer or work experience in underserved communities or with populations with special needs
- Specific, concrete accomplishments in each role you have held, using quantitative data where possible
- Leadership roles that you have held, even if they do not directly relate to education
- Any work with school-aged children, or other teaching and/or mentoring experience you have
- Your ability to problem solve, collaborate, and achieve results, no matter the industry or field
Before submitting your application, use the checklist below to ensure that your resume is ready:
- Is your resume an appropriate length? (one page; two pages for applicants with 10+ years’ work experience)
- Did you list the month and year for every position you have held and institution you have attended?
- Is your work history ordered chronologically, with the most recent position at the top? Is your resume organized into sections with clear headings? (Work History, Education, Skills, etc.)
- Is the formatting of your resume consistent? (font, date format, work information, etc.)
- Does this resume highlight what is important for NYC Teaching Collaborative to know about your accomplishments?
- Did you explain any gaps or periods of time when you were neither employed nor in school?