Overview - Resumes & Professional
Statement
Kerrie Petersen
Language and Learning Service
Beth Keane
Careers & Employment Service
Feedback: Commitment to reflective practice!
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Usefulness 4.81
Presenters Effectiveness 4.78
Quality Materials 4.25
Overall Helpfulness 4.78
• Comments:
– Handout of standard examples would have been good
– Would love more hands on material, like a resume template
– Maybe the STARL could be modelled on handout
• Actions
– Have included Resume and transferable skills handouts
– Have elaborated on STARL and will provide opportunity to practice
Build the bridge between you and the job
THE JOB
YOU
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Your Personal Preferences
Your Referees Reports
Field Experience Reports
Experiences – life
E-portfolio reflections
Points of differentiation
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Link to Professional Standards
School Mission Statements
Ed QLD Vision – Clever
Creative Skilled
How long does an employer take
to read a resume?
Alternative Headings
Possible Headings
• Contact details
• Education – usually reverse
chronological order
• Work History – usually
reverse chronological order
• Interests, extra curricular
activities
• Achievements
• Memberships
• Career goal
• Referees
• Selected Reference
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Academic background
Career achievements
Career objective
Community involvement
Teaching Related Experience
Educational background
Creative pursuits
Leisure activities
Professional highlights
Professional experience
Professional skills
Specialist knowledge & skills
Thumbs up - Thumbs Down
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Age – DOB
Health
Marital Status
Photo
Children
Religious Affiliation
Career Objective
Emoticons
What Are My Transferable Skills?
• Talk to the person next to you about a recent job that you
have held.
• What tasks did you perform while in that position?
• What skills did you utilise to complete those tasks? 
these are your transferable skills.
Transferable Skills
• Communication
– effective writing
– effective speaking
– listening
– languages
– Computing
• Managing & Organising
– organising
– can work
independently
– Achieve outcomes
• Teamwork
– Cooperation
– Motivating others
• Problem solving
– identifying/analysing
– applying knowledge
– research
– decision making
– follow through
– capacity to see the ‘big
picture’
– Appreciation of
values/ethics
Resources
• http://www.careers.qut.edu.au/student/resource/ResumeED
U.pdf
• http://blackboard.qut.edu.au/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?ta
b=community&url=/webapps/blackboard/execute/courseMai
n?course_id=_37761_1
• Resume Checking Service [email protected]
Professional Statement
Look for clues in the ED QLD website and your
Professional Standards
http://education.qld.gov.au/hr/recruitment/teaching/formsguides.html
QCT professional standards for teachers
Teaching & learning, building relationships,
professional reflection and renewal
Clever
Skilled
Creative
http://education.qld.gov.au/hr/recruitment/teaching/
forms-guides.html
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All applicants are required to include a curriculum vitae (CV)/resume of no more
than three (3) pages.
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The CV provides an opportunity for applicants to detail their work and life
experiences, community involvement and other skills and competencies that
they can offer as a teacher in a Queensland state school.
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The CV should also include details of membership of relevant professional
associations and networks and relevant professional development activities that
they have undertaken.
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Applicants who have had extensive and relevant non-teaching work experience
may also like to provide contact details for up to two (2) professional referees.
• The Department of Education and Training needs
high achieving and skilled professionals who are
dedicated, enthusiastic, flexible and team-orientated
to teach in our schools.
• All offers of employment as a teacher in a
Queensland state school are vacancy driven and aim
to match school needs with the expertise of
applicants.
• Opportunities for valuable experience and
advancement are available for teachers who are
willing to work in rural, remote and regional locations.
Give Applied Examples: STARL
• SITUATION
• TASK
• ACTION
• RESULTS
• LEARNING
• Describe the context – Uni
Prac Community
• Define the duties SKILLS
REQUIRED
• Describe your step by step
process HOW
• Outcomes – Good feedback
from prac, established rapport
• Outline what you would do
differently next time Demonstrate your commitment
to reflective practice -
Professional
Standards
Knowledge
Uni/Legislation/
Experience Prac/PT
Work
Work & Life
Community
Commitment
Policy
Standard 1
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Design and
implement
engaging and
flexible learning
experiences for
individuals and
groups
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Writing the Professional Statement
• Let’s Edit
YOUR TURN
Choose one of the standards and generate some STARL dot points
in the table provided.
Share this with the person sitting next to you
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