Friday, April 6, 2012

Fried Resumes: Because Everything is Better Fried

It's that time of year again when education people everywhere exchange jobs and fill holes left by retirees. Thankfully, in my part of the world, there seems to be an abundance of jobs in comparison to last year when we had all just undergone the biggest cuts to public education in Texas history. Yee haw! So how to use your awesome technology skills to promote your awesome teaching, technology, or administrator skills (or whatever else you do you non-education types)? Here are some ideas I hope will help:

1. Create a "Prezume" using Prezi like the sample at left. (If you're an educator with a school email address, you can get a free account that will let you share your Prezume with only those whom you desire to see it.) Here's a nice article with ideas on how to get the job done. Here is a video on my YouTube channel detailing the steps, and here's a Prezume template you can use.
2. Create a landing page like this one. There are hundreds of tools available, but my favorites are . . .
  • OR, if you want complete control over your landing page, try Wix.com, which now has some spiffy html 5 templates that will even show up on your future employer's iPad. My Wix landing page is nothing extraordinary, but I get lots of ideas for posts (like this one) via the contact form embedded there.
While you're building up your digital self, don't forget to take a look at your Facebook (and other social network) posts and pictures. You have a right to post and say anything you want, but that employer also has a right not to choose you for his/her coveted position.



5 comments:

Lisa Dabbs said...

Such great suggestions! Thanks so much for sharing.

Judy said...
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Judy said...

Wondering where you got the image in this post. Google's reverse image post pulled up your blog and Donor's Choice. Do you know the original source of the image? Thanks.

Amy J. Mayer said...

Judy, do you mean the teacher picture? I got the background picture from an online subscription service where you can purchase photos then I added the text and edited it myself. Hope that helps.

Judy said...

Yes, I meant the teacher picture. The reverse Google search did not pull up the subscription service. Which one is it? The quotation is also apropos and a good opening for a discussion with teachers to see if they agree or disagree and why. For now, I will just refer them to your post when I create a blog post. Many thanks for your reply.