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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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R esume building to open doors healthcare landscape 2012 south texas annual joint healthcare conference san antonio texas january 27 2012

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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