Create a section on your resume with a heading such as "Skills and Abilities," "Special Skills" or "Summary of Skills. List the skills you compiled in Step 1 in bullet form underneath the "Skills" heading. If you have an extensive list, you may want to choose your top four or five points to avoid an imbalance of information on your resume.
List your personal information and an objective. The skill headings will follow and create the bulk of this type of resume. Make a list of skill headings that will make you a good candidate for working with children, such as "Creative Thinking" or "Patience. Write a skill statement under each heading to explain how the skill relates to your experience. For instance, under "Creative Thinking," you can write, "Ability to plan interesting and age-appropriate activities for children within minutes.
A basic skills resume works best when you have no formal job experience, but you've had experiences that make you a favorable candidate for working with children. Based in Texas, Cynthia Measom has been writing various parenting, business and finance and education articles since Depending on your experience or career goals, your objective may focus on one specific position.
For example, if you plan to teach elementary education, you might have decided on a specific grade as well. In that case, your objective would be "to find a position as a fourth-grade teacher. Highlight any special interests or areas of skill you have in your objective, if you plan to put them to use in the new job.
If you are seeking a position as a middle school English teacher and you specialize in drama, note that in your objective. For example, you might want to "find a position teaching seventh-grade English that makes use of my ability to direct students in theater. Keep your objective brief. You do not need to fully flesh out all the aspects you desire in a position.
Aim for no more than three lines of text. Alter the content of the objective to match each position you apply for and aim to keep each objective sharply focused. For example, do not write that you want a position working with children at summer camp or in a daycare setting. Make two separate resumes, one that focuses on summer camp and another that focuses on working in day care.