Currently working on your travel pharmacy resume? As a healthcare professional, your resume will be entered into a queue against many others, so you’ll want it to shine brighter and stand out. To do this, craft a well-written resume that describes the skills a good travel pharmacist must possess: flexibility; adaptability to new people, surroundings and situations; and the ability to quickly learn new facility policies and procedures. Other than that, you’ll want to follow a few resume dos and don’ts.
Five rules to follow when writing your travel pharmacy resume:
- Research the position and tailor your resume to match. Each time you submit your resume (and cover letter), it should be tailored to the position to which you’re applying. Read about the company, job roles and requirements online, and let your qualifications and past experience mirror what the employer is looking for.
- Begin with a headline. This helps sum you up in one sentence, and also serves to capture the employer’s attention. An example could be: Licensed Travel Pharmacist with Extensive Retail Experience.
- Follow your headline with a qualifications summary. Based on the open travel pharmacy position, think about all the skills, job experiences, education and qualifications you possess that make you uniquely qualified for the job. Include all of that information in your qualifications summary.
- Include key words. Industry buzzwords can help your resume surpass certain software the employer may use to pre-scan a stack of resumes. Review job and industry websites and include key industry terms in your resume.
- List specific, quantifiable accomplishments in your employment history. Your employment history should follow your qualifications summary. If you can, list your accomplishments in quantifiable terms that truly illustrate your success, such as “Handled 150-client caseload,” “Resident pharmacist at 200-bed facility,” or “Improved generic usage by 15 percent.”
Five things to avoid in your resume:
- Don’t re-use the same resume again and again. There’s not much worse than a generic resume. Keep yours original with each use.
- Don’t forget to proofread. After you write your resume, set it aside until the next day. Then, review it carefully for spelling or grammar errors. Ask a friend or family member for help.
- Don’t be anything other than honest. Honesty is the best policy, so never oversell yourself or exaggerate accomplishments on your resume.
- Don’t include your reference list. This isn’t necessary. Simply include a statement such as, “References available upon request.”
- Don’t forget to be yourself. In the writing on your resume, let your personality shine through as much as possible. After all, your resume is marketing your unique skills and qualifications to your potential employer.
Give your resume the attention it deserves
You’ve worked hard to reach this point in your career, whether you’re freshly graduated or a seasoned professional. Take the time to write a winning resume and get one step closer to your next exciting travel pharmacy position.
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