Medical Resume Tips

Careers in the medical field can be both exciting and challenging.  Getting employment in the medical field requires that you make a great impression on the hiring staff at the establishment that you are applying at.  Your first impression will come in the form of a resume.  It is imperative that your resume makes a good impression and lets the employer see that you are a great fit for their establishment.

Your resume for a medical position should look professional and be well written.  You should be sure to use good grammar and have no mistakes on it.  As the employer reads through your resume they should feel like they are reading a well written paper that provides them with only the necessary information to make a hiring decision.

Your resume should begin with personal information at the top.  This should include your name, address and contact phone numbers and email addresses.  If you do not have an email address to list, include a cellular phone number if you have one.  Providing more than one means of contacting you will ensure that you do not miss their message.

Below the personal information should be your goals and objectives for a position.  You should let them know if you are looking for part time or full time work and tell them what you can do for them if they select you for the position.  This section should vaguely describe your abilities and what you can bring to their establishment.

Next on your resume should be a detailed description of your education history.  You should include the names of the schools that you have attended and during which year you graduated.  If you carried a good grade point average you should include this as well to show the prospective employer that you studied hard and took your education seriously.

The next section of your medical resume should provide a bulleted list of your skills and abilities.  Be sure to include all training and abilities that apply to the job.  If you are applying for an office position they will not be interest in your training to drive a forklift or drive a flat bed truck.  They will, however, want to know what computer applications you are fluent in using and maybe even how fast you can type. If you do not have experience specific to a medical field, be sure to emphasize the areas that would be useful in any office position.

After you have listed your abilities, begin the next section with your previous employment history.  List them in chronological order beginning with your most recent employer.  You should always include at least a month and year that you began and ended your employment.  Giving just the year is not sufficient and can lead to you getting passed up for an interview.  They need to know that you have a good employment history and can hold a job.

The last section on the resume should include any activities that you perform that will shine a light on you as a person.  This can be especially helpful if you are a participant in functions that surround the medical community.  If you volunteer your time to do community service or help at a local soup kitchen it will tell them that you are compassionate towards others.  Be sure that what you tell them can be backed up and you will do fine.


Gail Esparan


2/10/2010 10:18:43 PM #


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