Note the shortness. I feel like it should be longer. My resume since graduating high-school has been longer. Maybe I should mention how much I love to read, or somehow insert how much of a good deal I am. (Hello, I'm already here and I already have a visa, and I already have an apartment! I just want a job nearby, during the day.) I thought about referencing this site, but then I remembered how truly unprofessional this site is. >.> (*cough* Engrish post *cough*)
Speaking of unprofessional, (does professionalism matter so much in applying for a job like this? It's not engineering or a corporate position after all) listing my Husband's cell as a way of contact... but you know, there's only so many ways to get a-hold of me in Korea.
This resume would probably be going to American/Canadian recruiting agencies, so other then the address (so they can locate our apartment more easily), everything should be in what an american would understand.
In summary, help! Any ideas you might have to enhance the resume or to emphasize skills that might be applicable to teaching English, would be more then welcome! Also if any expats are reading this, any suggestions on Recruiting Agencies, or tips and tricks you might know, would be awesome!
To end on.... could you eat this soup? I couldn't. (And didn't.)
In case you're wondering.... that's Hair Algae soup. I did try it, it tasted good. I just couldn't get over the fuzzy texture in my mouth!! Ewwwww!
I modified the resume a little, to explain what ERP was and to emphasize that Passport is a computer program, not a travel document. ;)
Then, I sent an e-mail to a particular posting from Dave's ESL Cafe for an elementary school position close to our apartment. This was my cover letter:
I am responding to your post regarding an English Teaching position near Gijang-gun... http://www.eslcafe.com/jobs/korea/index.cgi?read=46536
I currently live with my husband, who is working for KHNP, in near . I have an F3 visa and my ARC, so I don't know what, if any, of the documentation you still need.
I have my original diploma with me, but it has not been notarized. I have my Bachelor of Science(BS) in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla (otherwise known as Missouri University of Science and Technology).
I am very interested in this position because it is nearby, the hours are daytime, and teaching elementary students is my preference.
Attached is a picture of myself and my resume. I have never taught English before, but I'm looking forward to the experience. In my previous positions, I tutored adults in a computer program called Passport, I found that to be a very rewarding part of my job. I feel that this was a good experience for a future teaching English in Korea.
I look forward to hearing back from you soon.
Not bad, right? I feel like my cover letter is much better then my resume. Too bad recruiting agency's don't have space for cover letters..... This will only work when I apply to individual positions. ;)