From English Teacher to Scrum Master - CV help
I just passed the PSM I and I'm now planning to change career from English Teacher to Scrum Master. I'm from the UK but I live in Colombia and work at a tech company here, teaching English to the software developers. I've asked my company for some kind of training or transition into a Scrum Master role but they said now's not a good time for them to train me due to a company restructure they're going through (they said maybe next year but no guarantees so I'm looking elsewhere).
I have no technical experience apart from a few months studying code last year.
I'm planning to promote my transferable skills in any upcoming SM interviews (fingers crossed I actually get an interview!) but I want to make sure that my CV is the best it can be to get my foot in the door.
I would be so grateful if any experienced Scrum Masters/Hiring managers etc. took a quick look at my CV to tell me if there's anything I can do to improve it.
Here's a link to it. - go ahead, be brutal!
Huge thanks in advance!
Thanks for sharing my post! I've actually just made a few changes to my CV. Please see the updated version here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t-2qDnTk5n8JTiK5e_twAKilsTOKJZ-Z/view?…
As an ex-teacher myself, I made this exact transition a fair few years ago. If you want to connect on LinkedIn, we can have a further chat if you’d like?
in general, I approached it much like I’d coach a PM about their skills and traits that could help a Scrum Team. There are skills you will want to emphasise (empathy, communication and facilitation)- I found the transition to be quite fluid as there are so many cross functional skills between teaching and Scrum Mastery.
Thanks Ryan! You have no idea how encouraging it is to hear that. I've just send you a message on LinkedIn
Good luck. If this works out for you, great. If not, also consider a career in Corporate Communications, HR, OCM, OD, Coaching (NOT "agile coaching") or Training. I've met both teachers and PhDs in all of these careers.
Looking for some helpful advice here. I am an English teacher looking to transition out of the classroom after 16 plus years. I know my first step is to get the certification. Any other advice to help me with this transition? Thank you in advance.
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Thank you in advance.