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Soooooo sick….

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I got a headache and a body fever.  Too sick to think of anything else to post but don’t wanna lazy blogger…hope it’s just a cold and nothing to do with this.  It’s going to suck royally for everyone if they shut down schools on a large scale unless of course you get a free paid vacation…knowing these directors though not sure about that.

Apparently it will just be cold until tomorrow then back to the upper teens come Wednesday.  I’m going to hold off on the ondol for now.

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November 2, 2009 at 9:27 pm

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What Employers Look for on Resumes

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Here are some dos and don’ts of resume writing that I discovered over the past several years.  This may be especially helpful for newbies.

Dos:

1.  Write anything relevant to teaching, education, English, and children (even if it’s not in a professional setting).

2.  Be sure to mention any volunteer experience (boy scouts, peer mentoring programs, camps, church activities (lots of directors love this stuff)

3.  Stay focused on professional experience only.  If you’ve worked at a company/organization for a year or more it shows your commitment.  Doesn’t necessarily have to do anything with teaching/education.

4.  Mention any extracurricular activities that you were a part of in high school and/or university.

5.  Keep in short; write a sentence or two describing your experience in each section. 

Don’ts

1.  Don’t write an essay for your resume.  Employers don’t want to read long, drawn out explanations describing every minute detail (see #5 above).

2.  Exclude part-time work that is irrelevant to your future teaching job.  Examples of this include experience in the service industry such as fast-food, waitering, or bartending.  Employers could care less about this information.

3.  Don’t write how much you were earning from your past jobs.  This is somewhat crass and very unnecessary.  No one cares if you earned $9.50 an hour at the university bookstore.

4.  Keep it short and simple.  Whether you’re a fresh grad or experienced, try to keep it within 2 pages and only write what’s relevant.

5.  Always include references especially if you have teaching experience in Korea.  To be honest though, employers will rarely check overseas references unless it’s at a school/university.

I mentioned this before but make sure you include a great photo of yourself smiling and looking friendly.  Employers always look at the photo first and then the resume.  Regardless of how much great experience/education you have, a crummy photo will send that resume to the recycle bin.

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November 2, 2009 at 10:52 am

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