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If you are applying to be a chiropractic assistant, you want to make sure that you have an amazing resume to send to potential employers. Dont take the chance of making a mediocre resume. Use this sample chiropractic assistant resume to know what is important to add to your own.
Know How to Gain Attention
Turning in your resume doesnt guarantee anything. It doesnt even guarantee that the hiring manager will read your entire resume. Your professional summary needs to entice the manager to keep reading. The professional summary can be a bit confusing. This sample resume doesnt have the proper information included in its summary. You dont want to write your summary in first person and recap your previous employers. The professional experience section will tell the hiring manager where you worked. That information isnt compelling enough to list in your summary; especially since in this example, a lot of the experience doesnt even pertain to the job. The professional summary consists of three different things: your job title, your years of experience, and key skills or accomplishments from your experience. Here is an example of how it could be changed. Wrong: Professional Summary I worked as a Chiropractic Assistant in Leominster, MA. I worked as a Correctional Officer at the Worcester County Sheriffs Department in MA. I completed a Patient Care Technician certification course at the North Florida Institute now known as Fortis Institute in Orange Park FL. Worked as a Patient Care Tech for the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.I have also worked as a bartender and server at various restaurants. Right: Professional Summary Top performing Chiropractic Assistant with eighteen years of experience. Has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment while still maintaining a high level of professionalism. Demonstrates excellent intrapersonal, organizational and time-management skills. A self-motivated team player who would be a great asset to your facility. With a professional summary like the second one, the hiring manager has a great idea about what type of person you are and what you will bring to the table.
Choose the Best Skills
When writing a resume, you need to choose the best skills to list. Dont waste space on your resume listing anything that is obvious or non-relevant. While most of the skills on the sample resume are great for the job, a couple of them could be omitted so something better could be used. For example, stating that you have a valid drivers license and reliable transportation isnt necessary on a resume. When you turn in a resume, employers assume that all of their applicants have a valid drivers license and reliable transportation.
List Experience Properly
When listing your previous employment, you need to start with your most recent employer. The first thing an employer wants to see is where you work now or where you worked last. The employer doesnt immediately care about your first job. This sample resume begins in 1997 instead of ending there. The resume also does not list a current employer. If you have a current employer, make sure that is listed as the most recent. While you dont need to list all employment, you need the list the most relevant, and even non-relevant work if it prevents employment gaps. Another issue with the experience in the sample is that it doesnt use bullet lists to list duties. It makes the experience more difficult to read. It should look like this: Wrong: Professional Experience Beckingham ChiropracticJanuary 1997 to September 1999Chiropractic Assistant Leominster, MA I would greet patients check them in. I would perform their therapy interferintial or ultrasound. Booked appointments, collected co pays, pulled and filled patient charts. I would develope x rays the Dr. took as well. Right: Professional Experience Benny’s Steak and Seafood March 2009 to October 2011 Hostess and Bartender Jacksonville, FL
This sample resume is a good start that can help you format your own chiropractic assistant resume. Use it to build your own on LiveCareer.