If you are looking for a job in the medical industry, you may not be thinking enough about your resume building skills.
Your resume is your first impression with a potential employer and it is the one document that can stand in the way of a job opportunity. While people talk about business resumes all the time, the medical resume sometimes gets ignored. At Fortus Healthcare Resources, our team of recruiters have seen it all, the good, the bad and the ugly. Let our expertise help you on your career journey.
4 Strategies for Writing a Good Resume
Know What Resume is Right for You
There are multiple types of resumes that you can choose from when designing your document. Some are more appropriate for medical jobs than others. If you are seeking a back office position within the medical industry a traditional chronological resume may be your best bet. If you are trying to transition into a medical office position from another industry you can choose a functional resume which focuses on your skills and accomplishments rather than your job history. For a clinical position you may wish you create a curriculum vitae which is more commonly used for these types of positions.
Focus on Your Accomplishments
Whatever type of resume you choose you want to highlight your past accomplishments in a way that allow the potential employer to see how you would be an asset to their practice. Share how you were specifically successful in past jobs and why you can contribute in the future. This is particularly useful as a way to address the pain points they are experiencing that prompted the need to hire someone in this role.
Quantify Information as Much as Possible
When describing what you have done in past jobs you need to provide as much verifiable information as possible. This means you need to quantify data. Show how successful you were in terms or money or hours saved. How you specifically contributed to the bottom line of the practice.
Write a Great Cover Letter that Provides More Information
Do not just rely writing a good resume to tell the whole story. Emails that arrive with an attachment but no message are generally discarded by hiring managers. You want to create an email introduction that will entice the reader to open the resume and pick up the phone. Use a strong opening paragraph. Describe what makes you a good choice for this job, and be sure to restate your contact information to make it easy to call you.
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