Career Tools

Job hunting is hard enough, but with Teachworthy you’ve got a critical advantage.

We put the odds in your favor with tools, resume templates, interview examples, and much more. You’ll be prepared and confident enough to walk onto any campus and secure the opportunity you desire. You’re not alone, Teachworthy is here to help.

As a Teachworthy Alumni, you’re part of the family. Our connections to over 1,000+ Texas districts and their leaders means open doors for you. The first step is to apply for free. We can’t wait to see you.

Once you apply and are enrolled with Teachworthy, your Program Advisor will coach you through all you need to know to get hired.

Resume Help

We strongly suggest completing a first draft of your resume prior to looking at these resources.

Resume Checklist
  • Professional email address.
  • No grammar or spelling errors.
  • Reviewed by one other person (friend or family).
  • Removed all abbreviations.
  • Remove duplicate action verbs.
  • Removed all ambiguous or industry specific language.
  • All bullet points end in a period (or not). Be consistent.
  • Is it easily read? Check font, font size, design clutter.
  • No gaps in experience section dates between jobs.
  • Avoid the word “I.”
  • Answer the question: “Why should someone hire you?”
What Employers Look for on a Resume
Additional Resume Templates

Interview Preparation

You have written a great teacher resume and secured an interview. Now is the time to demonstrate the impact you can make in the lives of children.

Using the STAR Interview Method

Situation / Task / Action / Result

This is a very powerful and popular technique for answering job interview questions.

The interviewer presents you a situation. You respond with the task needed in the situation. You also outline the action you took and the result from the action.

Learn more about this effective technique:

Possible Interview Questions

You need to prepare for some questions that might get asked so read over these questions and practice your answers. Remember, they want to know that when they hire you, you will be successful.

  • What is your educational background?
  • List five adjectives that describe yourself.
  • What is one of your weaknesses, and how are you working to improve it?
  • When did you decide to become a teacher, and why did you choose this field?
  • What personal strengths do you find especially helpful in your teaching?
  • What do you like most about teaching as a career?
  • What is your least favorite aspect of teaching?
  • What is your philosophy of education?
  • Describe your teaching style.
  • How do you structure your time to manage all of the duties associated with teaching?
  • What do you think is the greatest challenge facing students today?
  • What is the most difficult aspect of teaching today?
  • What are the qualities of an excellent teacher?
  • What is your approach to classroom management?
  • Describe your best professional development experience.
  • Describe your ideal lesson.
  • Describe your planning process for a major project or unit.
  • Describe your planning process for a major project or unit.
  • What plans do you have for the integration of technology in your own classroom?
  • How have and will you address your students’ different learning styles?
  • How do you modify your teaching to reach students who are struggling to perform at grade level?
  • How do you provide support for students with exceptional ability?
  • If most of the students in your class failed an assignment, test, or project, how would you respond?
  • What do you want students to remember about your class?
  • What steps would you follow to deal with a student who displays consistent behavioral problems in your classroom?
  • What could a visitor to your class expect to see?
  • Why should you be hired for this position?
Additional Interview Questions for Teachers
Pre-Interview Checklist
  1. Professional Attire: Clean, ironed clothes. Hair brushed. Men wear a tie.
  2. Brushed teeth.
  3. Copy of resume.
  4. Printed list of references (to provide if asked).
  5. Copy of Certification held (or demonstration of eligibility).