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Building the Perfect Resume
Transcript of Building the Perfect Resume
Include ALL your PD!
Flesh out your "ad" via your cover letter
deliver in person
- avoid fax/email
Hand it to the Principal if (s)he is available!
A Résumé Is An
should be the
Follow best practices regarding word processing and desktop publishing - i.e.
Robin Williams rules
Robin Williams Rules - Part 1
Make good use of
NEVER use the space bar to align things (Use
to accomplish this)
Only ONE space after punctuation
Be consistent with fonts and spacing
Serif fonts for paragraphs/sentences
Sans serif fonts for titles, lists, headings, etc.
on the ends of characters
Be creative with
Robin Williams Rules - Part 2
Watch out for
is a single word (or portion of a word) left hanging on the last line of a paragraph
is a final line of a paragraph which gets bumped to the next column or page
; reserve ' & " for feet & inches
Use 0 for zero and O for oh; same for 1 and l
Use special characters where appropriate
Ex: Hold left ALT, type 0233, release ALT to get the é symbol
Robin Williams Rules - Part 3
Avoid using ALL CAPS
Use italics, boldface, or alternate fonts
rather than dashes for lists
Use em dashes and en dashes where appropriate
Make use of different fonts - within reason!
Almost done ...
Your name should appear on every page; make use of a
(including phone #) of people who have observed you in the classroom
Consider a separate reference page
Print your resume on a
- and use
(nothing garish & NOT photo paper!)
Paper clips can slip and fall off;
Have another set of eyes look it over; there should be NO mistakes!
Computer geek since 1979
Résumé critic since 1984
WK Computer/Math teacher - 19 years
Horton Vice-Principal - 11 years
Internationally renowned for experience with résumés