Before your first interview, hiring managers have reviewed your resume and decided if you’re an appropriate candidate for their facility. It, therefore, makes perfect sense you’ll want to put your best foot forward by sending a polished and professional resume to your future employer. Contract staffing can be challenging, as you and a hiring manager are deciding if you are the best fit for their patient population and facility, usually without meeting.
Before You Get Started
It’s important to remember that you are unique, and your resume gives you the chance to stand out and shine. It can be helpful to focus your skills on a specific population or unusual methods you may have learned or used. Although you likely have diverse experiences, you want to include all
Easy to Scan
It’s important to organize your resume so those reading can easily find the information they’re seeking. Well-laid-out section titles that includes a professional summary, your licenses and certifications, skill highlights, soft skills and professional experiences make it simple for a hiring manager to target the information they need. Think about your resume as not only a communication of what you have done in the past, but also what you can accomplish in the future. Your resume should be clear, and easily understood, demonstrating your own ability to communicate necessary information quickly and clearly.
Tailor Fit Your Resume
As you read through the job requirements and speak with the recruiter, be sure you include soft skills and special skills that will be important to your future employer. Use action words in your summary and skill section demonstrating concrete steps you’ve taken to achieve success. Words like “achieved,” “developed” and “created” help paint a picture of you as an action-oriented professional, which is often a desired characteristic.
What Makes You Stand Out?
Your resume should speak to what makes you unique as a candidate. Remember where you’ve been, and how many lives you’ve touched. Whether it’s your academic achievements, your experience in a particular population or your ability to use innovative methods, these are characteristics and skills many hiring managers are seeking in order to bolster the overall skill level of the facility.
Remember, your resume is a reflection of who you are as a person as well as your professional life. Many times, hiring managers are interested in both your experience and how you’ll fit in the facility’s culture. It’s important to remember that proofreading cannot be overdone! In fact, get more than one person to review your resume and make suggestions, as many eyes will help hone your resume to a sharp professional document.
Work With Us!
At Prime HealthCare Staffing, we’ll guide you in the process of creating a resume unique to your professional skills and experiences. Contact us today, and let’s get started!