It’s important to tailor your resume to the particular position before sending it to an employer in any field, but medical resumes have some unique characteristics that set them apart from other resumes. Are you looking to find work in medicine? Here are some tips on tailoring your resume so that it will stand out to an employer in the medical field.
Include All Aspects of Education
Education in medicine is, of course, central to an individual’s qualifications for a healthcare position. Keep in mind here that your education is not necessarily limited to degrees earned in undergraduate years or at medical school. You should also be sure to include any concentrations and additional certifications.
Shy Away from Listing Typical Duties
Healthcare employers are well aware of the typical duties of a NICU nurse or medical technician. Instead of listing routine duties associated with the healthcare jobs you have had in the past, highlight the unique experiences that came along with those jobs—especially experiences that would apply specifically to the job you are applying for.
Don’t Forget Related Skills
It’s important to come to a healthcare position with the education and experience it calls for, but don’t forget to discuss other professional skills that would factor well into the position you are applying for. For example, qualities of timeliness, attention to detail, and being able to work well under pressure are excellent qualities to highlight in a medical resume. Don’t be afraid to include seemingly less related skills and qualities as well—an ability to negotiate or lead, for example, can come in extremely handy in certain healthcare positions. Whatever you decide to include here, it’s a good idea to come up with an example or two of how you have embodied each skill or quality.
Watch for Accuracy
The field of medicine in particular is filled with terminology that features complicated spellings and highly specific usages. When creating your resume, use the proper terminology as needed, but be sure that as you do so you are also using proper spelling, punctuation, and usage.
We at Fusion HealthCare Staffing specialize in helping job seekers in the medical field find the jobs they are looking for. If you’ve drafted a resume and aren’t sure where to go next, Fusion is here to help. We’ve looked at thousands of resumes and CVs and are well equipped to help you stand out from the rest to your ideal employer. Contact us today at 855-537-8353 to get your job search started on the right foot.