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Para Professional 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 6,349 Para Professional 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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Three Key Resume Tips For Landing A Para Professional 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 Classroom Management, be sure to list it as a skill.
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 A Para Professional 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 Para Professional 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
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand para professional skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a para professional : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Para Professional
IEP, 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
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Business Analysts

Example # 1

Helper Teacher

  • Progress monitor students' academic abilities using AIMSWEB Progress Monitoring System - Improve literacy by administering Reading Edge Learning Programs.
  • Help promote learning for each student to and for them to reach their IEP goals.
  • Attended parent conferences, faculty/team meetings, IEP meetings, and professional development sessions.
  • Instructed whole class of ESL students in science and math Gained insight about military connected students
  • Worked with Montessori materials to promote learning

Example # 2

Substitute Teacher's Assistant

  • Planned, organized, and implemented educational and social activities for children grades K-5
  • Helped organize and lead various special events such as field trips, holiday programs, and kindergarten graduation.
  • Founded Pre K- Grade 12 private tutoring academy focusing on Mathematics,Science,English,Art and sport.
  • Planned and implemented literacy and mathematics activities for daily afterschool program.
  • Spring 2017 * Volunteered as a co-teacher at an adult literacy center.

Example # 3

Kindergarten Teacher Assistant

  • Worked with infants, toddlers and preschool children Assisted with lesson plans and curriculums Updated documents on children's development
  • Supported literacy assessment and instruction.
  • Focused instruction on the integrated relationship between history, law, political science/government, social justice, and economics.
  • Instruct, guide, and motivate first grade students in benchmark reading, mathematics, and other various grade level curriculums.
  • Facilitate instruction in mathematics in sixth grade.

Example # 4

Para Professional

  • Inventoried, organized, prepared Scholastic books for the K-12 Parent Partnership Program.
  • Work one-on-one with a developmentally disabled First Grade student, expanding on lessons and working on Literacy and Mathematics.
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP) describes the educational process that has been designed to meet that child's unique needs.
  • Assisted kindergarten teachers with students needing additional academic support
  • Implemented Individual Education Programs (IEP) as outlined on the student's IEP.

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We compared 6,349 sample para professional resumes with job offers and found that the average years of experience required for a para professional job required by employers is 2.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average para professional job listing asks for 2.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average para professional candidate have?
The average para professional resume contains 5.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your para professional skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from para professional resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a para professional, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Para Professional roles often require a Some College Courses degree or higher, so the majority of para professional resumes that we looked at contained a some college courses degree.
Based on our analysis of para professional resumes, the most common major for para professional candidates is Business, but other majors made their way in as well. Psychology, Education and Criminal Justice were relatively common.
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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

Para Professional 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 Para Professionals. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Para Professionals to learn more.

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