Overview - Resumes & Professional Statement Kerrie Petersen Language and Learning Service Beth Keane Careers & Employment Service Feedback: Commitment to reflective practice! • • • • Usefulness 4.81 Presenters Effectiveness 4.78 Quality Materials 4.25 Overall Helpfulness 4.78 • Comments: – 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 The Process YOU supply information to the QCT QCT puts your information onto a publicly available register YOU complete your application for Education Queensland/Catholic Education and or approach independent school directly EDUCATION QUEENSLAND process your application after official results are released and contact you regarding an interview once a vacancy becomes available Build the bridge between you and the job YOU • • • • • • • Your personal preferences Your referees reports Field experience reports Life and work experiences E-portfolio reflections Points of differentiation How you add value THE JOB • Link to professional standards • Ed Qld vision – Clever Creative Skilled • School mission statements What to include? Common headings • Contact details • Career goal • Education – usually reverse chronological order • Employment experience – usually reverse chronological order • Interests, extracurricular activities • Achievements • Professional/other memberships • Referees • Selected reference Alternative headings • • • • • • • • • • • • 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 Resumes for non-EQ applications • Look for clues re information to include ie: – in advert for the position – in the school’s mission statement, philosophy, marketing documents – from information interviews, voluntary work, prac placements etc Thumbs up or thumbs down? • • • • • • • • • Age / date of birth Health Marital status Photo Children Religious affiliation Career objective Emoticons Other graphics EQ-specific resume requirements • All applicants are required to include a curriculum vitae (CV)/ resume of no more than three (3) pages. • 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. • The CV should also include details of membership of relevant professional associations and networks and relevant professional development activities that they have undertaken. • 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. • http://education.qld.gov.au/hr/recruitment/teaching/forms-guides.html p 20 Education • Expected completion date identified • Availability to commence employment – or include in letter • Highlights from course – skills developed, key subjects, assignments, team projects, high grades for units related to position being applied for • Less attention to secondary education. • Other qualifications/skills – Computer (competent, familiar with) – Foreign languages (studied, fluent, familiar) – First aid, music, sport…… Professional experience/ employment • Career related experience highlighted – job title – company/organisation name – approximate no. of hours per week if part-time – approximate no. of days/weeks/months • Highlight skills developed/ responsibilities of roles highlighted as well as achievements • Other employment/ voluntary work • Transferable skills highlighted • Awards & achievements in these roles From tasks to teaching-related skills Mandy’s candy bar assistant job: • Serve customers → Communication, interpersonal skills, dealing with conflict, problem-solving • Deal with busy periods → Organisational skills, managing pressures and stress • Act as manager → Supervisory, training, motivational skills, responsibility, positive work ethic, work autonomously • Share workload → Collaborative, work as effective team member 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 – ie they transfer from your non-teaching job to teaching • They are valuable - so make sure you tell • employers about these 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 Achievements and other (relevant!) information • Tell the employer about YOU the person • Memberships - student groups, student chapters, professional, sporting, social (appropriate!) • Achievements - community, sporting, etc • Voluntary/ community involvement – if education-related, this may sit better within professional experience section • Interests/ extracurricular activities • Use positive language – give value to experiences • Know why you are providing this information to an employer – know what this says about you Referees • Work related and/or academic rather than personal where possible • Name, position title, address, phone, fax/email details provided • One line explaining relationship to referee (ie Joe Bloggs was my supervising teacher on my most recent prac) Resources • Sample education resume – also available in employment preparation booklet http://www.careers.qut.edu.au/student/resour ce/ResumeEDU.pdf • Career development modules • http://blackboard.qut.edu.au/webapps/portal/f rameset.jsp?tab=community&url=/webapps/bl ackboard/execute/courseMain?course_id=_3 7761_1 • Resume Feedback Service email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org EQ’s personal statement Personal Statement (p 19 Guide to teaching in Qld state schools) The Personal Statement (Statement) provides applicants with an opportunity to emphasise their suitability for employment as a teacher in a state school. The personal nature of the statement enables applicants to highlight the skills, knowledge and attributes that they can offer as a potential employee. The statement should be no more than 500 words and can be provided in paragraph or dot point format. Some suggestions for the personal statement include: linking teaching capabilities and practice to relevant departmental reforms and initiatives; highlighting and providing examples of demonstration of the Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers; linking previous work and life experiences and community involvement with the role of teachers in Queensland state schools; discussing the role of reflective practice in regards to teaching and learning; and outlining teaching career aspirations. It is not anticipated that applicants will try to address all of the above in their statement as these are provided as suggestions only. EQ’s Personal Statement Look for clues on the Ed Qld website http://education.qld.gov.au/hr/recruitment/teachi ng/forms-guides.html and in the QCT Professional Standards http://www.qct.edu.au/Standards/documents/PS QT_GradLevel_v3_Web.pdf EQ is looking for Clever Skilled employees Creative How do you demonstrate these? Clues from EQ • 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. • p 4 Guide to teaching in Qld state schools Professional Statement Look for clues in the ED QLD website and your Professional Standards Gather some evidence & examples: use STARL • SITUATION • Describe the context – Uni, prac, community • TASK • Define the duties and SKILLS REQUIRED • ACTION • Describe your step by step process - HOW • RESULTS • Outcomes, what happened – MEASURES (Good feedback from prac, established rapport) • LEARNING • Outline what you learned and will use/ would do differently next time - REFLECT Professional Standards- Standard 1 Know Students and how they learn Knowledge Related Experience Work & Life Voluntary Other experiences/ experience / hobbies/ sports/ EQ policy/ national prac/part-time/ fullextracurricular curriculum etc time work activities Community Commitment Uni/legislation/ Committees/ voluntary work/ other involvement S S S S T T T T A A A A R R R R L L L L 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 Writing your personal statement • Let’s have a look at some examples!