resume tips for healthcare positions

Cover Letter + Resume Tips

Healthcare

 
Welcome   Cover Letter
+ Resume Tips
  Job Search
Books + Guides
  Job Search
Sites + Services
  Job Search
Software
 
















































































































Menu


 Cover Letter + Resume Tips

 Cover Letters:
 What is a Cover Letter?
 Addressing Your Cover Letter
 Common Mistakes

 Resume Basics:
 What is a Resume?
 Formatting
 Writing Your Career Objective
 Writing Your Profile
 Gaps in Your Work History
 References
 Common Mistakes

 Resume Tips:
 Make Your Resume Unique
 Make Your Resume Scannable
 Power Words
 Quantifying
 Emailing Your Resume

 Resumes by Position:
 Healthcare
 Internships
 Teachers

 Resume Writing Services
 

WorkTree.com

Click Here for a New Career
   
Job Pixie   >   Cover Letter + Resume Tips   >   Resumes by Position   >   Healthcare

Applying for a job in healthcare is a little different from typical corporate job. One of the reasons for this is that healthcare has its own unique culture and ethos. Therefore, if applying for a position in the healthcare industry, you need to take this into account when preparing your resume and cover letter.

Here are some tips for creating a winning healthcare resume:
  1. Having a good clear Career Objective is particularly important in the healthcare field. You should aim to demonstrate your knowledge of the healthcare industry and that you have a particular career path in mind. You must aim to show that you are qualified for the position that you are seeking - even if you are new to healthcare - for example by pointing to your education and, as applicable, any practical work or previous experience.

  2. Certifications and licenses are crucial in the healthcare field. Be sure to list all that you have, including any continuing education courses that you have, and any government regulations which you are compliant with. As far as licenses are concerned you should list any city, state or federal licenses that you have, including their valid dates.

  3. Technical skills are also very important in the healthcare field. This of course includes not only things that are directly related to patient care, but also supporting technologies, including computers and software. Don't be shying about listing all your technical qualifications and skills, including computer skills.

  4. You should also mention any training that you have done, or any courses that you have taken. As with technical skills, you need limit it those that are directly related to patient care. For example, if you have done any training in management, ethics, communication, etc., you should list it on your resume.

  5. Where possible you should try to quantify your previous experience. For example, you could mention the number of patients or clients that you took care of at previous job, or if you were in a senior position, the number of people in your team, etc.

  6. There is a lot of terminology and jargon that is specific to the healthcare industry. Where necessary you should use the propre medical terms, rather than trying to substitute common phrases which don't really fit. That said, you don't want to use jargon excessively or unnecessarily - it is quite likely that your first contact will be a recruiter, who though perhaps broadly familiar with healthcare industry terminology, doesn't have a detailed knowledge of every last medical term.
Related Web Sites & Pages

Here are some other websites that may be of interest:
  • CareerAssist
    We offer affordable, easy-to-use cover letter and resume builder software and resume and cover letter critique services
    (Advertisement)

  • Post Your Resume for FREE at HotResumes.com
    (Advertisement)

  • Resume and Cover Letter Secrets Revealed
    "This do-it-yourself manual makes writing your own resume and cover letter a breeze... even for someone who's never written them before!"
    (Advertisement)

  • Resume Rabbit
    This site INSTANTLY submits a customers resume and job requirements on up to 75 top job sites including Monster, Job.com, CareerBuilder, Net-Temps, Dice and more! Once finished our customers can be seen by over 1.5 million employers and recruiters daily. It takes customers ONLY 5 minutes & saves them over 60 hours of research and data entry. Best of all, its easy to use and produces REAL results! Since January 2001 ResumeRabbit has performed 1,000,000's of resume submissions for loads of happy customers. And the site has great testimonials to prove it!
    (Advertisement)

  • Sample Resumes
    Resume and Cover Letter Samples Package.
    (Advertisement)
Here are some other pages on this website that may be of interest:
Instantly post your resume on 75 career sites!


 
 
Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Contact Us     Privacy     Terms Of Use     Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Copyright © 2000-2015, Answers 2000 Limited In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.

Some graphics on our web sites are Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Hemera Technologies Inc., and used under license. All such pictures are provided for viewing purposes only and are not to be saved or downloaded. All such pictures of recognizable individuals are models and used for illustrative purposes only, and not meant to imply any association or endorsement of said individual with any product or service.