Tips on Creating a Resume
A resume speaks volumes, and it should speak loud and clear about whom? YOU!
Objectives for creating a resume: Creating a resume and submitting it to the recruiter is your first step to getting your name in front of the company. However, making your resume stand out is just as important. And finally, providing all of the necessary information needed by the recruiter is also essential.
The steps listed below will help assist you in creating a resume that covers the above objectives.
The resume should include the following:
- Cover letter - This is considered the brief "Hello. How do you do?" letter, which includes a statement for why you would like to work at Banner Health. Try to keep it to half a page and, if possible, address the letter to a specific individual (if you are able to obtain his or her name).
- Identifying Heading – This should include your name, address, telephone number(s) and email address. The company needs to be able to contact you.
- Career Objective (This is Optional) - Indicate the kind of work you wish to pursue. Be as specific as possible.
- Education - Begin with your most recent education. Include degree, name of college or university, (date degree to be conferred) major, minor, and if appropriate, your GPA.
- Related Experience (and/or Clinical Experience) - Begin with your most recent experience and work your way back through the years/months.
For each experience include:
- Job title
- Name of company/organization
- Start and end date.
List related experiences, cooperative educational placements which may include externships/internships, clinical work, student teaching, assistantships, volunteer work, research projects, and independent projects that are important to your field.
Include the skills used and/or acquired during each experience; the scope of responsibilities and a brief description of your accomplishments. Use past tense action words to describe your experience(s).
Whether you're a new grad or an experienced clinician searching for new opportunities, your resume should be one to two pages. Make sure to stress your accomplishments by using strong descriptive words. This will help your resume stand out.
- Use an easy-to-read format. Too fancy a font makes it harder to read.
- Avoid the use of personal pronouns and abbreviations.
- Use short statements (and/or bullet points) instead of complete sentences.
- Most important, always be truthful about your accomplishments and background.
- And finally, double check your resume for spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors.