7 Tips For Creating The Best Yoga Teacher Resume…

7 Tips For Creating The Best Yoga Teacher Resume

As yoga continues to become more and more popular worldwide, the demand for teachers increases. There are always newcomers to the practice who need help and guidance if they are to improve their yoga technique. That means there’s plenty of opportunities for you to get out there and get work as a teacher. You may be the perfect person for the job, but you’re going to be up against a huge amount of other people who want it too. Your resume needs to show the reader that you’re the person that’s worth bringing in. Here are some tips on how to craft that yoga teaching resume.

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1. Show Your Experience

First and foremost, you’ve got to show that you’ve got experience. Many enthusiasts think that just taking up yoga is enough to teach others, but in fact, you really do need those qualifications. It’s not all about how long you’ve been teaching, but how and where you’ve been teaching. If you don’t already, you’ll want to get certified with the Yoga Alliance. This group monitors yoga schools, and if you’re trained through an allied school, this will hold a lot of weight in your resume. Ensure that you include this to show that you have what it takes.

2. Include Social Media When Appropriate

“In most resumes, you’d steer clear of listing your social media page,” says resume writer Anna Johnson from Assignment Help. “However, as a yoga teacher, your social media feeds could be helpful to a recruiter.” If you curate your feeds correctly, you can show the reader how you approach your teaching, and what you’ve been up to in your career so far. The same goes for photos. Normally, you wouldn’t need to include photos, but here they can be quite helpful. Some schools actually need a shot of you to put on their website or in their marketing materials, so having one ready is very helpful. Ensure you’re using a shot that looks professional, rather than a glamour shot or a selfie.

3. Keep To The Point

It’s always tempting to throw in anything that you think makes you look good on your resume. This leads to them getting bloated, overly long as just plain irrelevant. You may well have been on the debate team at school, or volunteered with animals last year, but is this relevant to the role of a yoga teacher? A good rule of thumb is to keep the resume to one page. This forces you to be selective about what you include. Anything you write in your resume needs to be geared towards securing the job. If it’s not directly useful or relevant, delete it.

4. Include Your Experience

Even if you’re just starting out in your teaching career, you need to include experience in your resume. The recruiters need to be able to see that you can teach a class effectively. As a yoga teacher, there are lots of ways you can gain experience even if you’re just getting started,” says resume writer John Lasseter from Simple Grad. “For example, you can start holding free classes at a local community center. You’ve got to make your own opportunities.”

5. Use Online Tools To Help Create Your Resume

Writing a resume is a time consuming and daunting task. If you don’t write very often, you can feel as though you’re up against an impossible task. However, there’s plenty of tools online that can make the job a little bit easier. Here’s some that you can try out:

6. Make Sure To Include Your Contact Info

This sounds like a very obvious tip, but you’d be amazed at how many people leave theirs off, usually by accident. If you’re not including it, that means that no one will be able to get in touch with you if they like your resume. It’s usually best to place your details at the top of the resume, or in a column to the side. Either way, it needs to be clear and easy to find right away. The best things to include are your phone number, email, website, and of course your name. It’s not really useful to include your address, as no one will mail you anything and it can actually be a security risk.

7. Proofread And Edit Everything You Write

If you’ve finished your resume, that’s great! You just need to proofread and edit it before you send it off to the recruiter. This is why it’s essential you give yourself a good amount of time before you need to send that resume. It’s best to give yourself at least 24 hours between writing and editing so you can get some distance from your resume. These seven points will help you write a yoga teacher resume that’s bound to get you noticed. The best resumes show just how qualified you are, and how much you care about the fine details.

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