Update – January 2017
There is a season for everything – and that includes updating one’s resume! I wanted to stick with a similar look as my March 2015 update (below). Yes, it is unconventional, and yes, it is not “typical” but I think that speaks to who I am as an educator. I want to find a way to convey information about me in a ‘standard’ format that also gives you insight into how I do things:
- I am reflective: I think about myself as a teacher and in preparing my resume I also think about things I would like to edit or add to my actual teaching practice.
- I am unique: I like to do things differently. I like to look for ways to prepare or present traditional ideas in an untraditional way. And I like to encourage the same in my students.
- I like design: A large part of this fun for me – to think visually about how I wish to be introduced and to think of ways to communicate most effectively is an enjoyable experience for me.
You will see that my resume is ‘fuller’ than before and I hope not too overwhelming. I took the time to compile a Google Doc of my professional development experiences for both my own reference and for the purpose of recruitment. I think this is a great way to think about where I am going to next with regard to PD and it is something I would encourage you to do if you have not done so already.
Here is my most recent resume:
Archive – Resume Development
Update – March 2015
Online resume – here
Archive – Resume Development
I recently was presented with the opportunity to present my resume. I had been doing a lot of reading – mostly the amazing work of Seth Godin and the equally fabulous work of Simon Sinek – and I was quickly coming to the conclusion that I was very passionate about the job that I do, very interested in empowering change and very focused on infusing my work with innovation and creativity. So, when I sat down to prepare my resume, I wanted something different.
What I have ended up with, isn’t (in my opinion) too different from “the norm” although it did get a wide-eyed reception when I handed it over with the comment “It’s bright!” (“So amI!” is the retort I wish I had come back with!). What I liked about the process of revamping my resume, was that I got the chance to really sit down and think about what I do, how I do it, and most importantly, why I do what I do. If you have not yet thought about Starting With Why, you should give it a go.
What are your thoughts on resumes? Do you share yours? I would really welcome your feedback on either of the resumes listed below – be honest! Will I like everything you say? Probably not! But I also believe that the very best comes about when we are open to hearing from others and when we are not afraid to speak our minds. Please add your voice to this conversation and feel free to post links to your own resumes if you are also seeking feedback.
View my online resume here.
Download the PDF: Resume Sonya terBorg
Download the PDF: Sonya terBorg – Resume