Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by tiffer, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. tiffer

    tiffer New Member

    Hi all,

    Now that I have my CPA, I would like to apply for some on-line adjunct teaching positions. I have a master's (with 18 accounting credits), several years of experience, and my CMA. However, I have no teaching experience. Would I just use my standard resume that I would use for any position since I do not have any teaching experience to highlight, or are there adjustments that I should make for academic positions?

    Thank you for your help!!
  2. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    When I submitted my resume for the first online teaching position, it was just a standard resume but I was sure to hightlight any teaching experience. If you have something like teaching new hires accounting software or mentoring new hires in accounting I would be sure to highlight that.
  3. tiffer

    tiffer New Member

    Thank you, I'll add some items like that to my resume and try to highlight the fact that I have a lot of experience as an on-line student at least. Thanks! :)
  4. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    One more thing - on your cover letter be specific in the first few sentences. I have something like, "Please review the enclosed resume for an online business adjunct teaching position. I have several years teaching experience as a corporate/field trainer and adjunct experience in a traditional academic setting and an online environment. My teaching experience includes field trainer for XYZ Company, substitute instructor for ABC Technical Campus DOS and Windows modules, and online adjunct for ZZZ University using the eCollege Platform. I have over 18 graduate credits in information technology as well as management and extensive real-world experience in both areas."

    Hope this helps and good luck.
  5. steve4template

    steve4template New Member

    Well the teaching abilities is skill that obtain thru 4 years of practice and study but I’m sure with your experience that you’ve obtain and that experience you will share, teaching skills will be develop later on so goodluck!
  6. tiffer

    tiffer New Member

    Randell1234, thank you for the cover letter advice; I will shamelessly steal a personalized version of it for mine. ;) Steve4template, thanks for the encouragement! :)

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