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Boosting Your Medical Career Opportunities: Perfecting Your Medical Resume

Career Guide: PERFECTING YOUR MEDICAL RESUME Your resume is the first place employers have a chance to see your experience and passion for the health care industry. Creating a strong first impression may be the best way to open doors to your dream career. Learn why strong resumes are important and how to create a persuasive one for health care careers. Why a Great Resume is Critical 5 UNDER 5 MINUTES: time it takes for most companies to decide to reject a RESUME candidate or move him or her forward 90% 93% of surveyed companies said said resume errors sometimes they sometimes or always or always negatively impact find inaccuracies on batches their decision to interview a of resumes candidate 22% >>>>> 33% > >>>> 34% said it looks like a of organizations of government mistake when with 1-499 organizations candidates don't employees include a cover letter What Resume Traits Give Candidates an Advantage? RESUME 66% Chronological organization 43% Bulleted formatting 43% Industry-specific How to Create a Successful Health Care Resume 87% of surveyed companies say it's important or very important to tailor your resume to each 1 job, so don't submit the same one for different positions Know whether to submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) – some jobs request both, so be sure to read 2 requirements carefully CV Comprehensive document listing all academic RESUME 1-2 page document typically summarizing work, research projects, presentations, teaching experience, education, and special skills experience, and more Usually required for... Usually required for.. Doctors Nursing Academia Research Clinical Management Administration Office staff education settings RESUME 5 Non-health-care work can be relevant; Be very specific when describing your industry experience – from grant applications to ER service, every Include relevant keywords (found in the job description) to get past include jobs like customer service to show keyword matching tools; your commitment to helping people and examples include duty counts your understanding of business •Grant Writing/Fundraising •Caseload •Research/Publications •Computer/Tech Skills •Regulatory/Government Agencies 6 7 8 Multilingual? That's a great asset in Don't skimp on your personal Include all recent classes, certifications, health care settings - show this near statement; it's your chance to explain licensure, and relevant events and the bottom of the page to hold your unique dedication to the field memberships to show your commitment interest throughout to continuing health care education Once your resume/CV is complete, honestly evaluate if you would hire yourself based on what you've got – if not, it's a sign to keep revising At the Interview, Come Prepared – and Always Follow Up DON'T WEAR SCRUBS! ...... Follow appearance guidelines for any interview: be clean and well-groomed Clean, wrinkle-free business suits and professional shoes in neutral colors are best 74% 60% agree you should bring your resume say it's important or very important for with you to an interview candidates to send a thank-you note following the interview 50% 37% Just 9% say both email and say email say snail is best mail is the for this snail mail are only way to appropriate go The work you put into your resume now is well worth the reward: A fulfilling career helping others in the health care industry Sources: CARRINGTON COLLEGE" • . . . 4-

Boosting Your Medical Career Opportunities: Perfecting Your Medical Resume

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A resume is your first opportunity to impress employers in the health care industry. Learn how to create a persuasive medical resume, highlighting your passion and experience, to open doors to your dr...


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