How to Prepare Your Resume for a Health Industry Job

Writing a Resume for any job is a challenge, people make lots of mistakes, and the health industry is no exception! This is how you fix these mistakes!

Preparing your resume is one of the most crucial things you need to do to get yourself a job. Different industries and positions require various skill sets, educational qualifications, and work experience. The health industry is no exception.

1. What Information Your CV Should Contain

stethoscope and clipboard

How can you get yourself a job in the medical world? What should you add to your resume for you to be considered for an interview? What should you leave out or omit from your curriculum vitae to make it perfect for your chosen field?

Your CV is expected to contain certain vital information about you, no matter what job you are aiming to get. The standard info that should never be forgotten when writing your resume includes your name, contact information, work experience, and educational background. You should also include your achievements, awards, special training, and the organizations you are a part of.

2. How to Arrange the Information

doctor using tablet computer

How you arrange the information and what you omit are just as important as what you put in. For starters, you should always begin your resume with your name and contact details. Your home address and phone number, mobile number, and if you are currently employed, your office address. If you can be contacted at your place of work, then you can also add in your work phone number.

The next thing that is included on your resume is dependent on a number of things. If you have never been employed before, then your educational background should be what your prospective employer sees next. But, if you have been employed in the past, then your work experience should be the next thing on your CV. What follows will be the list of skills that make you ideal for the post, your achievements, and other details that are pertinent to the position you are applying for.

3. Accuracy

male doctor with tablet computer

Of course, aside from the arrangement and content of your resume, you also need to make sure that what you write is accurate. Some people think that padding your resume is a good idea since it makes you seem more desirable. What they fail to realize is that honesty about what you can do and have done is going to be valued more than additional brownie points for things that you can't really do and never did.

4. Continuous Education

nurse student education

Aside from accuracy, you also need to show that you are the right person for the job by highlighting your contributions to your field. You should also mention any special skills and training that you have, which you feel would greatly help with your job. Information on continuing education is also appreciated since this shows that you are dedicated to bettering yourself and becoming more skilled.

Adding information that shows you are more than capable of doing your job and are in fact improving on what you already know and can do shows that you want to be the best at what you do. This gives the impression that you are indeed looking to provide the kind of care that is backed by the latest developments in your field. This will also make you look like a healthcare professional worth having on their team since you are showing your commitment to giving more through continuous education.

What do you think a health industry resume should contain? Your thoughts and comments below please...




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