question re. employment history on resume

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  1. Linguist92021

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    I have updated my resume a few months ago, but now I need to make a small change to it, and it actually gets a little confusing for me. I need to either consolidate some of my experiences or leave some off (although I really don't have too much experience) for them to fit on one page.

    right now it looks like this: (from newest to oldest)
    - long term sub at X district
    - sub at X district
    - sub at Y district (technically still employed)
    - student teacher at Y district
    - classroom assistant at Z district

    I think, for it to be absolutely accurate it should look like this:
    - sub at X district
    - long term sub at x district
    - sub at X district (which sounds redundant)
    - sub at Y district (I'll still be working there)
    - student teacher at Y district
    - I think at this point I can leave off the classroom assistant at Z district, it was for 6 months, but only 2 years ago. Or should I keep it? I am planning on applying at that very same district for a teaching position (they have openings), so for them I'll probably keep it on).

    I was thinking: should I just leave off that I am now just subbing at district X and explain it in my cover letter? I think it would look better if I had my long term job at the very top of the resume. But that could make it look like I didn't take the time to update my resume. My long term assignment ended on June 30th, just about 2 weeks ago, so I don't know what to do :(

    Please let me know, what would you do?
     
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  3. Jerseygirlteach

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    I have subbing at the bottom of my experience list. I list the dates as 9/1/09 - Present (not the actual date; just an example). I agree with you that your LTS experience should go on top as that is much more valuable IMO.

    Also, I don't think you need to separate out "subbed at x district" and "subbed at y district" You can just put that you were a substitute teacher for multiple districts - unless of course you are applying to one of them and want to specifically mention that on your resume.
     
  4. ayla

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    I would leave it how it is now but just update relevant dates to present. It should be listed in reverse chronological order by start date which is what you have anyways. so like this

    - long term sub at X district, 2011 - 2012 (or whatever dates just making up examples)
    - sub at X district, 2010 - present
    - sub at Y district, 2009 - present
    - student teacher at Y district, 2009
    - classroom assistant at Z district, 2008

    it doesn't matter if there are breaks with respect to the subbing jobs, subbing is not a full time job and so they understand the date ranges there. if it really makes you feel rotten, then do 2010 - 2011, 2012 - present but that looks weird and takes up more space.

    You could also do

    - long term sub at X district, 2011 - 2012
    - sub, 2009 - present
    -- X district
    -- Y district
    - student teacher at Y district, 2009
    - classroom assistant at Z district, 2008

    Interested to see if anyone thinks otherwise.
     
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    Was your job with incarcerated youth a sub position?
     
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    Thank you guys!
    Ok let me clarify, why I think it's important to separate district X and district Y.
    District X: juvenile lock up, the long term assignment was high school age, mostly 10-12 graders, serious offenders (as I later learned the most serious offenders juveniles can be, not 'only' robbery, and theft, but also gang-crimes, selling narcotics, gun possession, assault, rape and rarely even attempted or actual murder).
    Subbing at district X also includes the other lock up with less serious offenders, age 13 -18. And it includes a drug/alcohol rehab school for teens, with a lot of emotionally distrurbed youth, with addiction problems as well as offenses (not just using, but selling)

    District Y: K-12 public school.
    I feel that there are very different things I can say about these assignments, the K-12 subbing is just like at any other place, but the lock up says a lot: if I can handle those guys I can handle just about anything. so that's why I want to separate it.
     
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    I have worked with one district in a variety of roles and this is how I have it on my resume:

    District name full dates
    aide position date
    summer school teacher date
    reading tutor date
    sub date
     
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    I guess I could also separate my positions based on district
    Dist. X - long term assignment + dates / details
    - subbing + dates / details
    Dist. Y - subbing + dates
    - student teaching + dates / details
    Dist Z - Classroom asst


    I haven't thought of that, it seems logical
     
  9. smalltowngal

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    I want to say that a poster here gave me that idea!
     
  10. Linguist92021

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    well, kudos to him or her, and to you for passing it along :)
     
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    Thank you, Ling! Hope it works!
     
  12. chasisaac

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    IMHO - Set the long term sub as a job.

    Place all the sub working into one line. No one really cares that you sub or where you sub (my xp)

    Substitute Teacher, Various Schools, SD 2011-12, MN 2006-07 & IL 2001-03

    Granted I have two regular FT teaching positions above that.
     
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    Thank you for all the suggestions!
    I looked at my resume, and it was funny that I actually already updated it in April with
    long term job distrc X

    and then sub at distr X and sub at distr Y together.
    Now that I looked at it, I didn't like it.

    So I updated in a way so that the jobs with the incarcerated youth are more emphasized and separated from the K-12 school. It hardly even fit ! :)

    I applied to one job :) It took forever! I had to write a short essay.
     

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