Dissecting a Professional Theatre Teacher Resume: 12 Do’s and Don’ts
I see a lot of resumes from editing and working with peers'. Here is a list of do's and don't's to keep in mind when creating or revising your resume!
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Don’t Put your address or age. You might pass out several copies of a your resume, What if it falls into the wrong hands? Don’t let someone find your physical space. Safety first.
Do- Put your email and phone number. Make sure that you have a way for a future employer contact you. The rest of your contact info is a secure application.
Do- Use big boy words. Find verbs that are active and commanding.
Don’t- fly passed this part of your resume. Really think about what your career goal is. Why should you be here over someone else? Why you?
Don’t- list the elementary, middle schools you went to.
Do- You only need the college that you graduated from. Include the years you went, degrees, honors and programs you were apart of.
Don’t give your entire employment history like that time you worked american eagle for two weeks during the holidays. Employers aren’t counting quantity, they’re looking for quality.
Do- List relevant jobs to the job you’re applying for.
Don’t- list jobs that happened over 7-10 years ago. We all different people then.
Do- describe your responsibilities, successes or skills gained from each position. This adds color to your resume and gives the interviewer something to ask you about.
Don’t put personal references. This resume is not a place for you to rank your BFF’s. Go out and network. Take the time in your career to build rich relationships with in your career.
Do- Describe your relationship with each of your references. How long have you known each other? How did they inspire you?
The LAST BIG DO is probably the most important. Bring copies of your resume to the interview. Print out five on nice paper- card stock or linen. If you are walking in to an interview, you have already won. Close the deal, by looking prepared.