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This recent college graduate resume shows you how to highlight your education, which will probably be your biggest selling feature if you are a recent grad. You will also see how to make the most of a limited amount of work experience and how to put a focus on internships and relevant volunteer work.
Judy Jobseeker firstname.lastname@example.org 123 Fake Lane, City, State Home: (555) 000-0000 Cell: (000) 000-0000
Profile Registered early childhood education teacher with 5 years of experience working with children from age two to ten in childcare centers and summer camp.
Summary of Skills
Create and implement fun, educational and developmentally appropriate activities
Develop positive relationships with parents through clear and consistent verbal and written communication to ensure wellbeing of children
Resourceful and creative with a proven ability to work effectively in a constantly changing environment
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, with excellent online research skills and ability to quickly learn new software programs and technologies
Early Childhood Education Diploma, XYZ College, City, State
First Aid and CPR Certification, Red Cross, City, State
Anytown Childcare Center, City, State
Worked with children age 2-10
Introduced puppet theater play area to encourage creative play
Planned and implemented book-based units "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" and "Guess Again"
ABC Childcare Center, City, State
Observed and taught group lessons in two classrooms with children aged 4-5
Assistant Early Childhood Educator, XYZ Center, City, State
Taught one-on-one and in small groups; planned and implemented lessons for children age 2-5
Provided school-aged children with safe transportation to and from school
Developed and implemented thematic units on hibernation, autumn and deciduous and coniferous trees
Summer Camp Counselor, Anytown Center, City, State
2009 and 2010
Lead counselor in summer camp for children aged 8-12
Organized and implemented weekly field trips
Tutor, Anytown Community Center, City, State
Tutored at risk youth aged 7-12 in English, mathematics, science and reading
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