About This Sample Combination Resume for a High School English Teacher:
Here's a resume sample for a Secondary English Teacher at the high school level. This resume was first written in a functional format (see Functional Resume for a High School English Teacher) back in the 1990s. At that time, the functional resume was more widely accepted by employers and it was a good format for someone making a career change. Today employers no longer like the functional resume, so I converted this sample resume into the combination resume (below) — a format employers do like. As you can see, the career change issue is addressed with the use of transferable skill headings, a trademark of the combination resume format.
There are a few things you should note about this resume example:
- A Job Objective statement is very helpful because this is a resume for a career change into teaching. Without a Job Objective statement, the employer would assume from her work history that Juanita (not her real name) wants to stay in either hotel or retail work.
- Education and Affiliations sections are placed near the top because they are highly relevant to her teaching job objective.
- Relevant Experience is a good heading because she has left off some jobs that are not relevant to her objective. She was able to do this without having any gaps show up on her resume.
- Skill headings under the first two job titles help Juanita translate her past so it supports her objective.
- Volunteer work is relevant and makes a nice ending to this one-page resume.
From the Collection of Resume Examples
This and other resume examples on this website were written using a professional resume template from Susan Ireland's Ready-Made Resumes.
For advice on how to write an effective resume, go to 10 Steps: How to Write a Resume.