Your resume is an essential part of your marketing campaign. It’s the promotional piece that advertises your product – YOU. Your resume is a powerful selling tool that not only details your background and experience; it reflects your career accomplishments in a manner that will persuade the reader to contact you. An effectively written and thoughtfully composed resume will undoubtedly translate into interviews.
Keep it simple. At the top, put your name, address, email address, and all contact phone numbers where you can easily be reached. Note: make sure your voicemail message is professional. You don’t want a prospective employer to get the wrong impression from a silly message on the recording. You should never volunteer personal information such as age, ethnicity, religion, marital status and physical attributes on your resume. Finally, we recommend typing your resume on standard MS Word format.
Your objective should be clear and concise. It should convey to employers and search consultants the direction and responsibilities you want to perform and achieve.
Summary of Skills
Your summary should be brief. It should include your title and years experience, list pertinent skills, and discuss your character traits or work style.
List each position held in reverse chronological order, dating back at least ten years. If you held multiple positions within the same company, list them all to show advancement and growth. The body of each position description should describe your responsibilities and accomplishments. Listing each responsibility in bullet point form is easiest read.
List each of the colleges attended, degree earned, and the year graduated in reverse chronological order. This is the section where you can also include licenses, certifications, credentials, and languages spoken.
Accomplishments Employers Want To See
- Increased revenues
- Saved money
- Increased efficiencies
- Cut overhead
- Improved workplace safety
- Purchasing accomplishments
- New products/new lines
- Increased productivity
- Effective budgeting
- Patient outcomes
- Specific clinical duties
- Treatment Philosophies