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R esume Building to Open Doors Healthcare Landscape 2012 South Texas Annual Joint Healthcare Conference San Antonio, Texas January 27, 2012. Richard J. Priore, MHA, CMPE, FACHE Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer Nix Health, San Antonio, Texas. What do employers want?.

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Resume Building to Open DoorsHealthcare Landscape 2012South Texas Annual Joint Healthcare ConferenceSan Antonio, TexasJanuary 27, 2012

Richard J. Priore, MHA, CMPE, FACHE

Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer

Nix Health, San Antonio, Texas


What do employers want
What do employers want?

  • Academic training

  • Previous work experience*

  • Communication skills

  • Adaptability/organizational fit

  • Dependability, judgment,

    and character

  • General management skills

  • *No experience/experience required catch-22


Powerful resumes
Powerful Resumes

“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression”

– Unknown


First things first the cover letter
First things first…the cover letter

  • One page standard business format

  • Email now more common and acceptable

  • Simple, focused, and personalized

  • Get addressee’s name and correct title

  • By-name referral known by addressee is better

  • Ask for an interview

  • Spellingand grammar count !


Resume key points
Resume key points

  • A resume is a facilitation tool

  • A great resume will not get you a job

  • A great resume may get you an interview

  • A bad resume could eliminate you as a candidate


Common faux paus
Common faux paus

  • Unprofessional (e.g., [email protected])

  • Employer or student email address or phone

  • Spellingand grammar (still) count !

  • Difficulty following chronology of jobs

  • Format errors with successive jobs at one place

  • Delineating responsibilities and accomplishments

  • Failure to qualify and quantify accomplishments


Other considerations
Other considerations

  • Distinguish between cell and home numbers

  • Mind voicemail and “live” message takers

  • Career objectives or summaries

    • Too vague to be meaningful

    • Too specific, which may eliminate a candidate

  • Suggest using this format for your education

    • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration University College, San Antonio, Texas (Graduation anticipated May 2012)


Other considerations cont
Other considerations (cont.)

  • List and describe organizations for which you’ve worked in a sentence or two

    • Example: ACME Insurance Company is “a national provider of home and automobile insurance with 500 employees, 32 locations, and $10 million in annual net revenue.”

    • Gives reviewer sense of the type and scope of company


Other considerations cont1
Other considerations (cont.)

  • Delineate responsibilities from accomplishments

    • Responsibilities – duties you perform or performed

    • Accomplishments – what you achieved (or will achieve) individually, part of a team, or larger organizational initiative

  • Include accomplishments and awards received (e.g., dean’s list) and professional affiliations last as a separate section


Other considerations cont2
Other considerations (cont.)

  • Name and page number on every page (if you go beyond one page)

  • References

    • No need to list or put “provided upon request”

    • Don’t blind-side your references

  • Never lie or ‘fudge’ on your resume – it will come back to haunt you…


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