Creating An Effective Swimming Instructor Resume


The job of a swimming instructor is a significant job for people wanting to learn swimming. Some of the latest guidelines recommend teaching one-year-old children swimming. With the proper guidance, a swimming instructor can turn young children into some of the best swimmers.

For a swimming instructor to be able to help other people learn swimming, they need to have a job. To get a job at a place with a fabulous swimming pool, instructors need to craft an effective CV.

The Fundamentals to Start Writing a CV

A well-written CV can increase the chances of securing an interview. The CV needs to highlight some of your best career accomplishments.

Brainstorm at least seven of your most outstanding achievements, before beginning to write the CV. Think of how these achievements relate to the milestones in your career. Some of this information will be helpful in the interview, as well.

Font Selection

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Do not use a bizarre font in the hopes of getting the selection committee’s attention. The board members can see right through this flashy cry for help. You will not even be called anywhere near a swimming pool let alone an interview, if you select an outlandish font.

Dive right into your CV with any of the rudimentary fonts. Arial, Calibri, or a Times New Roman font with a 10 to 12 point size is the best swimming stroke. Use the bold, but sparsely, only to highlight specific job titles. Avoid using italics, as it makes readers think you are unnecessarily anxious.

Format Selection

Just like the lanes of a swimming pool, the margins and the tabs should all be similar on all of the pages, if your CV contains more than one page. The words you use are the most important part of the contents you create. Mention in the work experience, if you have had the pleasure of teaching or interacting with famous personalities.

When you list your work experience, use the same format for all of the jobs. Your achievements are the career milestones we talked about in the beginning. Connect the dots, from one job designation to the other, in coordination to those specific career accomplishments. In this fashion, the selection committee will be able to distinguish you as an achiever.

Mandatory Sections

Some of the most important sections are the contact details, work experience, and qualifications portion. If you have anything related to your hobbies, personal, or family life on the resume, it needs to be eliminated, just like over-rotating during swimming. You are looking for a job, not a life partner. The objectives section no longer serves any practicality.

The work experience segment should be before the academic qualifications portion. Make sure you meet the minimum qualifications for the swimming job, before applying. If you have a lengthy aquatics work history, keep it short. Include only seven to 10 years of experience. Include all the details, if you saved someone’s life while at work. Include all the natation trainings and certifications you have completed, and mention the institute names.

Should You Use a Functional or Chronological Resume?

A reverse chronological resume lists each one of your work experiences, in reverse order, starting from the most current to the oldest. A functional resume puts the emphasis on the applicants’ specific skills rather than their work experience. Employers do not get a chance to see all of the applicant’s practical capabilities on the functional CV.

Fresh swimming enthusiasts, just entering the market get a chance to highlight their competence and expertise in the functional resume. The reverse chronological resume is the practical choice for applicants with more recent and longer working history.

Do You Need to Include Pictures?

Appearance counts as a skill in some professions, such as an actor, model, air hostess, or bartender. Privacy is much more important for some designations, if for example, the job application is not accepted. It would not seem appropriate to share a picture in designations, where a specific name has been associated with a distinguished organization for a long time.

The conventional answer is that you do not need to include a picture. If you do not get a call for an interview, there is no way of anybody knowing what you look like. On the other hand, some organizations might not take you seriously if you do not include a picture. How can you be determined to work in an organization, if you are not ready to show your face?

Is it Necessary to Link Social Media Profiles?

LinkedIn was created with the specific purpose that we would never have to share our social media profiles. But the platform opens up a whole new can of worms. The company needs to have an option to be able to contact you according to their convenience. Your phone numbers and email should be sufficient for that purpose.

Including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube profiles should be avoided. Limit sharing any information until after the interview, if you want to share your professional achievements on YouTube or any of the other social media profiles. Sharing social media profiles too early on is equal to getting your feet in the pool before the competition.

There are several tools online to assess you through the process. Tools like Grammarly, Hemingway Editor, Writing Ocean can help you preparing you CV and adjusting language errors. You can also have your CV proofread by Academist Help or Crowd Writer.

Author Bio:

Stella Lincoln is the owner of the Educator House blog. She loves to interact with people from different walk of life. Stella also pursues a career with King Essay as their Fitness Trainer.

About Author

Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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