Resume Layout?

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  1. gutterballjen

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    I am starting to tweak the resume that I submitted for student teaching so it's geared toward getting my first teaching job. I stumbled upon this resume template , and really liked it. It made me wonder, is it okay to have color and/or pictures (within reason, of course) on your resume? When I worked in marketing, I used both, but education is a whole different ballgame.

    Would a layout like that be seen as creative, or unprofessional?
     
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  3. emmakate218

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    It's really different (to me atleast) and I think it would stand out. I've always heard adding graphics and quotes are a no-no, but with the current job market, you need to stand out! I'm sure there are some principals that would be turned-off, but I'm sure not too many.
     
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    I have an altered version of this as my resume. I didn't use this one - but I created one from scratch with similar aspects. I have some amazing comments from my supervisors/employers that I wanted to include. It's not for everyone, but I'm a creative and technology savvy person. Most of the jobs I apply for are online, so the schools already have my black and white basic resume information. Attaching a resume is something extra.
     
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    Me too. I plan on making several different versions of it (black and white, a text document, and a PDF with color) but I am a pretty creative person and have never liked the idea of my resume looking like everyone else's.

    I would probably use this template as a springboard for my resume, so it's encouraging to see that you've gotten a positive response.
     
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    Well I had one interview last week, and I have another one this Friday. So it hasn't scared too many people away! :)
     
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    I know that some schools print the internet application (which is set up by the website in an almost resume like format: Education, Teaching Experience, etc.) Some just scan the internet application, I know that they can search for key terms or search by experience, education level and license. Some just stick with the resumes. I think it really depends on the school district. (I've picked up on some of this from the calls or emails I've received, also from the application website itself.)

    I friend from college who's job was to weed-out resumes for the higher-ups to look at. I might ask for her input on this type of resume. :D
     
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    If you would do that, I would be forever grateful!
     
  9. Cerek

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    That template is definitely an attention-grabber. I also like the comments from former supervisors and coworkers. My resume' is in need of an overhaul, I might give this format a try.
     
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    I think it does its job as an attention grabber.

    However, the first thing I noticed is how I completely ignored the comments on the left-hand side. I acknowledged that it was there and that it was part of the resume, but it wasn't short enough for me to commit to reading it.

    For whatever that's worth.
     
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    I felt the same way, and might not even put quotes in the side bar. I just liked that it grabbed my attention.
     

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