It would be easy to include pages when you think about what goes into a CV. The CV should reflect your entire teaching career and must consist of your education, experience, research work, teaching expertise, credentials, publications, teacher training programs, and more. There's lots of information to work with. However, is it possible to include too much information? As a teacher, is there anything that you need not include on your CV?
Do not include personal information
It used to be common for people to include personal information on their CV’s. The interview panel would only be interested in evaluating your ability to teach. Hence, do not include the following:
Marital status Birthdate Age Height, weight, or other personal attributes Number of children Don't Include Irrelevant Information
Any information regarding hobbies and interests should not be included in your CV. It is vital to portray yourself as an expert in the field of teaching.
Be prudent about the information being included
This is a paradox. The CV presents comprehensive information about your career, but ensure not to go in-depth in describing the work content. Your CV should include a research statement which highlights your research, elucidates its development and your objectives. You could also include a statement of the teaching method, explaining your perspective on teaching. It would be appropriate to include only the facts: where, when, what, awards granted, etc.
Avoid Outdated Information
Avoid discussing anything from high school. Your CV should describe your qualifications for professional academic work. Hence, any experience from college would not be relevant. From college, include only your major, graduation year, scholarships, awards, and honors. Do not include any extracurricular functions from college.
Do Not List References
Your CV should reflect your achievements. Hence, do not include references. If you are a potential candidate, your employer would ask for references. You could provide the references then.
Do Not Lie
It is obvious but several applicants make the fundamental error of including information that is not correct. For instance, they might include a poster presentation that did not deliver. Falsifying could have a negative impact on your career.