Teacher CV [Full Sample]

Here’s a full Teacher resume sample, which we wrote for a client recently.

About the Teacher Role

Teachers juggle many roles on a day-to-day basis. These include being an educator, mentor, nurturer, life coach, second parent, as well as a role model.

They follow a curriculum that meets state guidelines throughout the year in order to ensure that students are best prepared for the major year-end examinations. Oftentimes, teachers convey their knowledge in many ways – through lectures, tutorials, small group discussions, and even online learning activities.

Outside of lesson hours, teachers are also involved in lesson planning, attending department meetings, overseeing the smooth execution of co-curricular activities, organising school events and more.

It’s a busy job, but highly rewarding. Therefore, more and more teachers are looking to enter the education field. With so many teachers vying to teach similar subjects, it is important to reflect your expertise and ability well in your CV in order to stand out from the crowd. It is even better if your resume portrays a clear career narrative that reflects how you are the best fit to nurture the minds of the next generation.

What Hiring Managers Look For in Teacher Resumes

  • Your resume should provide a complete overview of your career experience, detailing in whatever length necessary your experience with teaching, guiding students, presentations, and committee and community involvement, as well as your own educational credentials and certifications.
  • If possible, try to quantify and demonstrate how your students benefitted from your teaching. Inserting metrics into your resume strengthen your application, as numbers give your Achievements a sense of scale. Examples of relevant metrics include the average grades of classes you had taught or participation rates for events you have chaired.
  • Important qualities for professional candidates include critical thinking and problem-solving skills, communication (both written and verbal), resourcefulness, the ability to work both independently and as part of a larger department and campus environment, and strong integrity. Make sure to showcase these skills and abilities in your resume.
  • A teacher’s resume can be rather lengthy due to one’s regular career progression over the years. As such, you should make sure that it is formatted well. Your resume needs to be easy for recruiters to read quickly and absorb the key points.
  • You may therefore wish to break your work experiences into two parts – your daily workscope, and your achievements. For the daily workscope, make sure that is it short and to the point – workscopes which are implied in your job title can be omitted. Remember, you want to keep your resume short and sharp for recruiters.

Tips on Resume Format

  • Neat and professional templates are key. Don’t use fancy pictures or layouts that are hard to read.
  • Proofread your CV! Spelling and grammatical errors are huge no-nos. Employers would be very reluctant to hire someone who makes simple spelling errors. It says a lot about that candidate’s professionalism and attention to detail. You can use apps like Grammarly, or ask a friend to proofread your CV for you.
  • Use a suitable, professional font. Keep the flowery and artistic fonts for an ad; there are fonts which help you stand out without making you look unprofessional.
  • Watch the fluff! When writing CVs, there is a natural tendency to ‘inflate’ our responsibilities and achievements a little. While this is acceptable in moderation, it looks really bad if overdone. Know when to stop!
  • Keep it short! Most CVs can easily fit within a page or two. If you’re going over that, chances are you’re including too many irrelevant points. Employers and hiring managers are busy people – they are unlikely to read all 5 or 6 pages of a long CV!

Teaching Job Opportunities

  • Join LinkedIn groups or follow companies you wish to work for to keep abreast with new job openings.
  • Alternatively, you can reach out to these headhunters in Singapore to learn about any vacancies they may be trying to fill out.

Job Hunting Tips from our Resident Headhunter

Before You Go… Common Questions about Teacher Resumes

What type of resume is best for teacher?

There are various different formats that you can use for your resume depending on your own preferences. We tend to recommend the Reverse Chronological format, which is amongst the most common used for resumes today.

What are the skills of a good teacher?

Teachers have a variety of different hard and soft skills that they need to use on a regular basis. Soft skills, like communication and patience, are equally as important as hard skills like mathematics or English.

What is teacher resume objective?

A resume objective is a statement that pinpoints key areas of expertise that are directly relevant to the role. This can be professional experience or educational experience.

Be sure to download this resume sample, which uses our tested-and-proven resume writing techniques, as a guide for your own CV. Best part is, this sample is available for free 🙂

And before you start sending out applications, send us your resume for a free CV feedback analysis from our team. We’ll review your CV in detail, share personalised feedback on its strengths and weaknesses, and show you how you can improve it.

Harry Suresh
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