Underrating your skills when applying for a job isn’t going to get you the job. What will help is if you are unashamedly eloquent about how good you are. Employers do not want you to be bashful about showing off. On the contrary, they want you to show off as much as you can so that they can figure out how well-suited you are for the vacancy that they are trying to fill.
A resume is nothing if not an amalgamation of qualifications, experience and skills. The skills section is especially important as employers would rather that they hired someone who is already trained, than spending time and money on training employees and developing their skills. If they know that you have an advanced skills set, they will have no problems designing a short training session to make sure that your transition into the organization is smooth. Without already polished skills, they might have some reservations in hiring you.
Spelling out how good you are in a resume is all there is to filling out the skills section in a resume. The rest takes care of itself. Here is a list of skills that an after school program coordinator can use on his or her resume:
• First-hand experience in building a community of creative learning practices across the school for each after school program
• Track record of facilitating the long term development of creative teaching and learning at a structural level
• Well-versed in coordinating development and implementation of afterschool programs based on each student’s individual needs
• Deeply familiar with utilizing positive strategies to support the social and emotional development of all enrolled students
• Exceptionally talented in creating and implementing activities that promote physical and intellectual development of students
• Documented success in building and maintaining positive and genuine relationships with students and their families
• Qualified to develop procedures and policies for smooth operations of after school programs
• Ability to create and maintain records of students and correlating assessments
• Especially talented in recruiting, hiring and training staff members to carry out the logistics of after school programs
• Proficient in monitoring after school program environments to ensure that all health and safety policies are set in place
• Adept at overseeing program staff, operations and services associated with after school programs
• Competent in preparing a variety of documents and reports, including incident reports and daily program content
• Skilled in facilitating partnerships with appropriate public and private agencies that provide services to both students and their families