Over the years, I saw many resumes and received many phone calls from people looking for teaching jobs. Some are more innovative than others. This one, got my attention…

No, it was not one sent to me. You can view this one, view some similar ones, and read about the project on Presentation Zen.

The video is entertaining, but it’s also food for thought. Whether it’s finding that first teaching job, or trying to break into administration, I ask those who come to me for advice one question, “What makes you different from all the rest?” It’s a question applicable not just within education. Every field is looking for those who stand out from the crowd, those who can look at the same problem as everyone else and see the opportunities nobody else see.

Maybe we can’t showcase our uniqueness in a video such as this, but identifying our own special qualities and communicating them is essential, regardless of the job we want.