English Teaching Assistant Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 2,151 English Teaching Assistant resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Four Key Resume Tips For Landing an English Teaching Assistant Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Spanish Language, be sure to list it as a skill.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write an English Teaching Assistant Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every English Teaching Assistant CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
For English Teaching Assistants, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on english teaching assistant resumes is spanish language, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: american culture. Including these skills on your resume won't necessarily make you stand out from the crowd, but they can help reinforce your experience as an english teaching assistant.
Top Skills for an English Teaching Assistant
Source: Zippia.com
ESL, 4%
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Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your english teaching assistant skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from english teaching assistant resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
English Teaching Assistant

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an English Teaching Assistant
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Psychology
  • Educated students on the application and interpretation of common statistical tests used in biology.
  • Instructed a computer literacy course in biology designed for individuals pursuing a degree in biology.
  • Assisted students with elementary mathematics concepts.
  • Imparted language teaching and testing methodology via TEFL workshop for university professors.
  • Instituted professional team-building retreat in Paraty, RJ for Fulbright Brazil program.!
Marketing Department Internship

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an English Teaching Assistant
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Marketing
  • Deliver content via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, email, or direct mail.
  • Worked with Salesforce administrators to setup of email templates in Salesforce.com for email communication to target customers.
  • Generated over 200k in revenue within 18 months through design and development of e-commerce store and internet marketing campaigns.
  • Upgraded Regional Director LinkedIn database from 300 to 1,000+ contacts with direct impact on upcoming business development.
  • Explored several underdeveloped social media marketing possibilities through Facebook and Twitter.
Spanish Teacher

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an English Teaching Assistant
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Education
  • Modeled lessons, co-taught lessons and provided constructive feedback to teachers.
  • Planned and implemented all aspects of the English as Second Language (ESL) program.
  • Organized peer teaching in reading and mathematics.
  • Well versed in Common Core curriculum in Mathematics and ELA.
  • Instructed grades 9-12 in biology, honors biology, and Advanced Placement biology.
Volunteer Teacher (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an English Teaching Assistant
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Psychology
  • Followed the kindergarten standards to create and follow lesson plans.
  • Assist students with homework Provide reading and mathematics assistance
  • Implement multiple curricula including mathematics, science and literacy, incorporating the Florida State Standards into lesson planning.
  • Lead a pre-beginning ESL class of around 8-10 students once a week - Prepare and supplement curriculum as necessary
  • Licensed in CPR and First Aid until 2014.
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As an english teaching assistant, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. English Teaching Assistant roles often require a Some College Courses degree or higher, so the majority of english teaching assistant resumes that we looked at contained a some college courses degree.
Overwhelmingly, those applying to english teaching assistant positions majored in English. Some of the other common majors that appear on english teaching assistant resumes include Area Studies, Linguistics, and Political Science.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

English Teaching Assistant Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for English Teaching Assistants. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for English Teaching Assistants to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%