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    Resumes and cover letters
    By Texas Teacher

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    I am a 40 something also. I was having trouble getting a job in teaching. So I did three things to my resume:
    1. I cut my job description to three jobs. They are the most relevant anyway.
    2. I put all my education at the top of my resume. This way they could see that I had over 100 hours in training for Language Arts.
    3. Last, I kept my cover letter short. No novel for me. I would say something like; 'Not noted on my resume are the 146 professional development hours. . .'
    These three things were simple to do and because of these changes, I have been hired to teach a Third Grade Class next year during a no-hiring freeze in my district. Hope this helps!

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