The Education Gap

Resume Tips For Early Childhood Educators

The Early Childhood Education and Care industry is competitive and you need every edge you can get to stand out from the competition. Here are some resume tips for early childhood educators to help you land that job.

1. Format Your Resume Wisely

There is just not enough hours in the day for anyone – and especially early learning centre Directors that are reading through multiple resumes – looking for the best candidate. No matter how well written it is, your resume won’t get a thorough reading the first time through, generally, a resume gets scanned for 25 seconds. Scanning is more difficult if it is hard to read, poorly organised or exceeds two pages. So you need to STAND OUT!

2. Identify Accomplishments, Not Just Job Descriptions

Use real-life examples of how you achieved tasks successfully!

3. Quantify Your Accomplishments

A resume is a marketing document designed to sell your skills and strengths rather than just portray a bio of the candidate. Don’t be afraid to honestly list your skill set!

4. Cater Your Resume for the Industry

You want to capture attention for yourself, but not be too “out there” in design!

5. Replace your Objective” with a “Career Summary”

A Career Summary is designed to give a brief overview of who you are and what you do. Be sure to tell someone why you should be hired!