If you are a medical assistant and are searching for employment, or looking to further your career in another position, you need to be able to put together a compelling resume to make sure you stand out from the crowd. Here are a few tips on how to do this.
- Adjust your resume to suit the employer. One size definitely does not fit all. You cannot simply type up one resume, make copies and send them out to different healthcare providers. You need to tailor your resume to fit the particular place you are applying to. For example, are you applying to a medical practice or a medical center? How large is the practice, and what does it specialize in? So, the first thing you need to do is research.
- Find out as much as you can about the medical practice you are looking to join. Look at its website. Talk to some staff members about the practice. Gather whatever literature you can. If you have a better idea of what kind of place it is, and the particular skills its hiring managers may be looking for, you can highlight those on your resume.
- Highlight your personal brand. This is the particular and unique set of skills, experience and motivation that sets you apart from other candidates. You want to showcase these skills, but do so in a way that shows how you used your skills to contribute to and improve the medical practices where you have worked. Hiring managers want to know how you are going to add value to their organization, so that is what you need to show on your resume. Think of specific examples that show the contributions you made at previous jobs. Did you improve any policies or procedures? Earn any special certifications, undergo any special training, or acquire any sought-after skills, such as expertise on various types of electronic health record systems?
- Use the job description/ad. Read the job description or ad carefully to see what the medical practice is looking for, and then show on your resume that you have those particular skills and knowledge. Incorporate the language from the job description into your resume.
- Watch spelling and grammar. Spelling and grammatical errors could sink you very quickly. First of all, it casts doubt on your training if you cannot write well. It also shows carelessness, and may lead the employer to wonder if you will be as careless on the job as you were in putting together your resume. Keep the format simple, clean and easy to read. Make sure the font is not too small. Stay away from any gimmicky ideas, such as colored paper or pictures.
- Show the resume to a friend, colleague or mentor. Get a second opinion from someone else. He or she may spot things you missed or may have some good advice on what to include.
During our two decades of service, Team1Medical Staffing has become one of the most well- established medical recruiting firms in the Greater Houston area. This is because our service and reliability are unmatched. We are passionate about what we do, and it shows in our work.
No matter what your healthcare background, Team1Medical can assist you in furthering your career in the medical field, allowing you to control your own schedule and working with you in finding the right opportunity. Call 713-590-2980 or apply online today, and find out why we have earned our reputation as one of the best.