In the healthcare industry where jobs continue to rise, it’s important for job seekers to keep their resumes current and completed in way that will get them noticed. Whether you are connected to this industry, looking for better opportunities and job roles, or have newly joined the health care industry, the competition and high standards sought, require a greater set of skills and experience. Portraying your skills and experience in an effective way on your resume, leaves you with smart job options. Here are a few tips you can follow to help sell your skill set to potential employers and recruiters!
Use your full title and licenses with your name
Whether you are a DR, RN or PT, you must be specific in your name title when writing a resume to leave healthier impression on the recruiters. Always list your licenses along with the states you are eligible to work within. This will allow employers and recruiters immediately identify if your licenses are a fit for the current position.
Go for a profession Email address
Professional email address means that it should start with your first name and end at your last name when able. It definitely does not resonate well with a potential employer or recruiter when an email address has a weird name such as “coldbreeze@ yahoo.com”. These are the initial things to notice when presenting your resume, your email must be professional and simple.
Objective statements are outdated
It was a trend in previous decades to present an elaborated objective to will help you to impress the interviewer. It’s already understood when you present your resume that you are searching for better opportunities that will enhance your expertise and skill set. Therefore, an objective statement should only be added in your cover letter when you are switching to a different field or industry.
Use bullets to list your skills
Bullet points makes it much easier to go through entire resume and avoid distraction for those who review hundreds of resumes in a day. These points help to summarize your past experience. Try keeping your points to 10 or 15 lines. Use bold and italic point style only to differentiate between companies and job titles.
Identify each and every certification
Whether it is ACLS, D.A, D.C or any other certification it must be included in your resume to save time for everyone involved. If this is not done, the employer or recruiter might skip you while reviewing the resume simply thinking that you don’t have the required qualifications.
References mean a lot
It is not mandatory to add your current references in to your resume because the space should be used to describe your expertise and education history. Instead you should make it available to provide whenever it is asked for. References should not include friends or co-workers rather it should include your former supervisor and management staff.
Personalize / customize everything for each job
You must customize everything whether it is you resume or cover letter. By this – we mean that you should make sure your resume is customized for every position you are applying for. Using keywords from the job description you are applying for can be a great help!
Be descriptive with your employment dates
Always insert the month and year from where you started and ended each position you held, so that the interviewer can easily see your work history at a glance.
Your resume is the only thing which comes to a recruiter before you reach to them in person. So, make it as elaborated as you can whether you were a physician, worked as midwife, have intern / resident experience, it should specifically describe the departments where you worked such as ICU, PACU, and Surgical ward to further showcase your skills and experience.
Last but not the least, you should present your resume in a professional manner. When submitting resumes through email the .pdf formats work best when sending resumes along with the cover letter.
When your resume is completed – be sure to check out our national healthcare positions here: Healthcare Open Positions Nationally