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EFL Resume, CV- What to put when done teaching.

 
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msmisse



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:21 pm    Post subject: EFL Resume, CV- What to put when done teaching. Reply with quote

Hi everybody,

I just got back from teaching at a small school in Honduras. I enjoyed my time immensely although I must say in the beginning it was very difficult.

Ok, so my question is, there is a lot of resources out there, resume-wise, if you need help preparing a resume to send abroad. However, I'm finding it difficult finding resources on how to write your resume after you've returned from teaching abroad. What exactly needs to be put down? Don't know much about resume jargon, I've heard it needs to be effective. I know every resume needs to be focused to whatever job you're applying for, but a general description is welcomed.

All help is appreciated!!

Thanks.
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unionjack
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:19 pm    Post subject: CV Reply with quote

Hello Msmisse

Check out the following::

http://www.esl-jobs-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=577&highlight=resume

and here

http://www.eslemployment.com/esl-articles/esl-resume-writing-tips.htm

and take a look at others

http://www.esl-jobs-forum.com/viewforum.php?f=31

UJ
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you staying in the teaching abroad biz or looking at another field?
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ches



Joined: 27 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:50 am    Post subject: A quick answer Reply with quote

I think what you're looking for is a resume builder like Pongo Resume or maybe a free alternative. http://www.topresumebuilders.com reviews resume builder programs, why don't you look at some of their reviews.
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nitinnimbalkar



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:06 pm    Post subject: online resume builder service Reply with quote

http://www.resume-builder.net
http://www.interactiveresumebuilder.com
http://www.smartresumebuilder.com
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canadianbacon



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are my personal resume guidelines:

>>>Keep it simple. Use ONE font throughout. Do not use boxes, shading, clip-art, or any other "window-dressing" tools. For headings, use bold or underlining instead.

>>>Stay on ONE page. Studies have shown that 80% of recruiters never look at the second page of a resume. If it isn't on the first page, it probably isn't important. enough to land you an interview. A resume with six pages says, "I cannot be concise."

>>>Never include your age/birthdate, nationality, gender (unless you have a name like "Leslie") or photograph. These extra items take up space and open the door for discriminatory screening.

>>>Do not provide more infomation than necessary. If you started a job on Christmas Eve and left it on Groundhog Day, do not say "24-12-2008 to 02-02-2009". Instead, say, "2008-2009" and let them conclude you were there for two years. You needn't give the exact address of past employers; the city where you worked is probably sufficient.

>>>Do not number a list unless the list is a logical, ordered sequence.

>>>Do not say, "I did this...." Your name is already at the top of the page. Do not assume that your reader is an idiot.

>>>Whenever possible, use the past tense of active verbs.

>>>If you have a "hobbies and interests" section (at the bottom), list at least two items which might be interesting to your prospective employer. "Reading" is not an interesting hobby; "Reading 17th century French poetry" is more interesting hobby.

>>>Do not include references. If your prospective employer wants these, they will ask for them at the interview. Plan ahead. Ask your references if you can give their names to potential employers.
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ICAL_Pete



Joined: 25 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: EFL Resume, CV- What to put when done teaching. Reply with quote

msmisse wrote:
However, I'm finding it difficult finding resources on how to write your resume after you've returned from teaching abroad. What exactly needs to be put down?


There's a sample TEFL resume here:

http://icalweb.com/wiki/index.php?title=Resume

There's no need to go into too much detail, just enough to whet the appetite of a future employer.
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StanD



Joined: 19 Jan 2017
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say that this resume guide is essential but it's not laconic, though. Updating your resume can be a daunting task but with the right approach or even resume help service you will be able to create your CV really quickly. Wish you all good Cool
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Johan96



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:16 pm    Post subject: Re: EFL Resume, CV- What to put when done teaching. Reply with quote

msmisse wrote:
Hi everybody,

I just got back from teaching at a small school in Honduras. I enjoyed my time immensely although I must say in the beginning it was very difficult.

Ok, so my question is, there is a lot of resources out there, resume writing services, if you need help preparing a resume to send abroad. However, I'm finding it difficult finding resources on how to write your resume after you've returned from teaching abroad. What exactly needs to be put down? Don't know much about resume jargon, I've heard it needs to be effective. I know every resume needs to be focused to whatever job you're applying for, but a general description is welcomed.

All help is appreciated!!

Thanks.


Resume should be the reflection of your work and personality. In that way a resume will be more appealing and also will look more trustworthy for the hiring organization. Therefore, it is advisable to add up your professional achievements, your experience and a bit part of your personal life too.
Good luck Very Happy
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