Healthcare professionals are in high demand these days. Still, despite the increasing number of job opportunities, you want to seek out a job placement that’s just right for you. And when you find it, you want to be sure your resume stands out from any competition to help you win the job. You can do this by following seven important resume tips.
Seven surefire ways to build a killer travel healthcare resume
Whether you’re drafting a fresh, new resume or editing your current one, you can’t go wrong with these top resume tips:
- Open with a sales statement. How can you help a potential employer? The top of your resume should include one sentence that sums up what you’re all about, and it should sell your personal brand to a hiring manager. What are you uniquely qualified to offer? Do a little brainstorming and then draft a great single-sentence title for your resume.
- Include keywords. Many hiring managers use software programs to help them sift through stacks of resumes. These programs look specifically for keywords relevant to the job opportunity. To surpass this first level of review, be sure your resume includes important key words. You can find these by scanning the job description and other similar job descriptions for commonly used words or phrases.
- List your experiences with the latest first. Before you submit your resume to apply for a job, you should to update it with any new placements you’ve completed or skills you’ve learned. Lead with your most recent experiences, and then work backwards from that point.
- Include the length of your placements. This gives a potential employer an idea of how satisfied a facility was with your performance. Another important piece of information to include is whether your placement was extended, or whether you were invited to return.
- Place special focus on your references. You should always take the time to refresh the job references you list on your resume before you apply for a new job. Contact each of them, let them know you’re applying for a new placement and that they may be contacted in the near future. Provide each of your references with an updated copy of your resume, and let them know what you’ve been up to job-wise. This is not only a common courtesy; it will also help prepare your references for any questions they may receive.
- Don’t forget to add your mode of transportation. At the end of your resume, it can help to include a short section of “Other information.” In this section, you can include a sentence about your mode of transportation (car, subway, bus, etc.). This will let an employer know that you have the means to make it to work each day.
- Get a little fancy with your paper. You can help your resume to appear professional as well as memorable by purchasing high-quality resume paper in an off-white or ivory color—something that’s not stark white. This little added touch will help your resume stand out from the others.
Always proofread for grammar and spelling
It should go without saying that you can never be too thorough when reviewing your resume. Read it through forwards and backwards, and ask a friend or family member to take a look as well. A little extra time is worth it to catch any grammar or spelling errors that could reflect poorly on your attention to detail.
Looking for your next travel healthcare job?
Once your resume is polished and ready to go, you can call the experienced recruiters at MedPro Healthcare Staffing. We place nurses, therapists and other allied health professionals with travel placements nationwide. To learn more, contact MedPro Healthcare Staffing today.