Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Writing a Resume

Last night I stayed up until midnight filling out an application and creating a resume. It has been several years since I've had to do a resume, so I pretty much had to start from scratch. I went through this whole process last night because I'm applying to be an Intern Support Provider through my school district. An Intern Support Provider is simply a teacher who gets paid a stipend to meet with a participating intern teacher once a week and offer them help and support. Although I love the idea of helping a new teacher, I wasn't going to apply for the position because I am technically still working under a preliminary credential (even though I'm tenured). But my principal insisted that I needed to apply anyway and wrote me a letter of recommendation (I just have to love her--she always thinks the best about me). Creating the resume last night was a lot of work, but I figure even if I don't get the position, it never hurts to have an updated resume. The resume came our really nice in the end and I am very happy with it. I still have serious doubts that I will get the position though, primarily because we have very few interns this year due to all the pink slips that were issued last year. So the few interns that we do have, I'm sure they would rather assign them to someone who has more teaching experience. But if I do get the position, I'm spending my stipend on nice stuff for the house--so here's hoping!

Now I have to figure out a way to get some energy before kickboxing tonight, because I'm just about running on fumes.