Crafting Your Resume

July 22nd, 2013 2 Min read Crafting Your Resume Blog
Assembling a professional resume is key to highlight your skills, education and training, and achievements. As a healthcare provider, it is critically important that your resume be complete, accurate and current, as it will be the basis from which your job applications are completed and your credentials are verified. According to Chandlee Bryan, subject matter authority, when you present your skills and experience in a clear, concise way that aligns with your intended job target, you increase your chances of getting hired. Make your resume meet the need To successfully promote yourself as a top candidate for the job you must:
  • Know the position you’re applying for
  • Understand how your skills fit the position
  • Position your skills to meet the needs of your potential employer and the job function
Information you should include in your resume There are several parts to a resume that a potential employer will look for. Knowing the standard pieces of information will help you begin.
  • Personal information—name, contact information
  • Education and training
  • Work history
  • Certifications
  • Licenses and DEA registration
  • Professional memberships
Information you should not include in your resume
  • Personal information about your spouse, partner or children
  • Sensitive information including Social Security, license and DEA numbers
  • Photographs
After you have laid it out, proofread and then proofread your resume again. In a recent survey of 150 senior executives, 40% said one typo was enough to rule out a job candidate. In fact, it is often helpful to have someone else proofread it for you. Cover letter pointers A cover letter is a valuable tool to compliment your resume and articulate why you are the right person for the job. It gives you the opportunity to demonstrate how your skills can benefit the organization. Use a professional tone in your writing and provide only relevant information related to your healthcare career. And as always, proofread your cover letter. If you have questions about crafting your resume, contact a CompHealth representative who can advise you about what to include and how to present the best features of your career.