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Creating a Valuable Resume. Stephanie H. Drake, MBA Executive Director, ASHHRA. Objectives. How to create an well-organized resume Writing an professional cover letter Figuring out what you what next. The Resume. Is a snap shot of your career

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Creating a valuable resume

Creating a Valuable Resume

Stephanie H. Drake, MBA

Executive Director, ASHHRA


Objectives

Objectives

  • How to create an well-organized resume

  • Writing an professional cover letter

  • Figuring out what you what next


The resume

The Resume

  • Is a snap shot of your career

  • One or two page summary of your education, skills, accomplishments, and experience


Writing your resume

Writing YOUR Resume

  • 5 parts:

    • Objective

    • Executive Summary or Selected Achievements

    • Work Experience

    • Education

    • Skills and Accomplishments


The objective or summary

The Objective or Summary

  • An objective tells potential employers the sort of work you're hoping to do


Executive summary

Executive Summary

  • Or sometimes called Selected Achievements

  • This is a opportunity to put together 4-6 bullets that taut your greatest accomplishments


Be specific

Be Specific

  • In today’s market many healthcare organizations have applicant tracking systems that scan resumes looking for key words related to the position you are applying to


Work experience

Work Experience

  • Briefly give an overview of work that has taught you skills

  • Include your work experience in reverse chronological

  • Include:

    • Title of position,

    • Name of organization

    • Location of work (town, state)

    • Dates of employment


Action words

Action Words

achieved

acquired

administered

analyzed

coordinated

created

cultivated

designed

devised

edited

enforced

established

forecasted

founded

launched

negotiated

originated

oversaw

performed

produced

reorganized

trained


Education

Education

  • Your most recent educational information is listed first

  • Include your degree (A.S., B.S., M.A., MBA, etc.), major, institution attended, minor/concentration

  • Mention academic honors


Memberships certifications and awards

Memberships, Certifications and Awards

You may want to add:

  • Key or special skills or competencies

  • Experience in volunteer organizations

  • Certifications or awards received


Resume checkup

Resume Checkup

  • Run a spell check on your computer before anyone sees your resume

  • Get a friend to do a grammar review

  • Ask a mentor to proofread and review


Resume design

Resume Design

  • Use a font size of 10 to 12 points

  • Use non-decorative typefaces

  • Choose one typeface and stick to it

  • Do not use horizontal or vertical lines, graphics, or shading


Common mistakes

Common Mistakes

  • Mis-spelled words

  • Not touting accomplishments

  • Vague information about your role


References

References

  • Ask people if they are willing to serve as references before you give their names to a potential employer

  • Do not include your reference information on your resume


The cover letter

The Cover Letter

  • This is your opportunity for the employer to see your writing skills and see a snap shot of you


What s in a cover letter

What’s in a Cover Letter?

  • Purpose

  • Audience

  • Content

  • Format


Format of a cover letter

Format of a Cover Letter

  • 1st Paragraph (2 or 3 sentences)

    • job applying for

    • personal contacts with the company 

  • Body (2-3 paragraphs)

    • Qualifications relative to the position

  • Conclusion (1 paragraph)

    • State your earnest interest

    • Request an interview


Gatekeepers

Gatekeepers

  • Unexplained gaps in dates could indicate that the applicant is hiding something

  • Degrees listed from unfamiliar colleges or universities could mean no degree at all

  • Lack of preciseness or vagueness in past job responsibilities could indicate a false job listing


What to do next

What to do next?

  • Where should you look?

  • Should you post your resume externally

  • How to apply to the job?

  • Should you follow up?

  • Is networking important?


Your next career move

Your Next Career Move

  • Talk with individuals in roles that interest you

  • Really try to do some soul searching about what would make you excited


Key areas to post your resume

Key Areas to Post Your Resume

  • Linked In

  • Company Job Postings

  • Professional Society Job Boards


Top 10 qualities employers seek

Top 10 Qualities Employers Seek

  • Communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Technical Skills

  • Honesty/integrity

  • Teamwork skills (works well with others)

  • Interpersonal skills (relates well to others)

  • Motivation/initiative

  • Strong work ethic

  • Analytical skills

  • Flexibility/adaptability


Questions

QUESTIONS

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