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A dental office manager is a coveted position that receives a lot of resumes. Make sure that your resume proves that you are the best one for the job. Use this sample resume to figure out what to write on your resume and this advice to know what to change to make yours even better.
Dont write your resume in first person
You should never use first person pronouns on your resume, or any kind of pronouns for that matter. Writing it in first person weakens the resume. The hiring manager knows who the resume is about and it isnt necessary. Instead, the sentences should start with action verbs. Or, as many in the business call them, job seeking verbs. Here is an example. This sample resume has a professional summary written in first person. Here is how it should be: Wrong PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY I am a mature, community-minded medical professional with 16+ years of certified dental assisting and dental office management skills. I am organized and can multi-task and have experience working in Windows-based computer programs. My strengths lie in my ability to connect with people from all walks of life and to treat everyone with equal importance and respect. I am a kind and generous person with a positive/can-do attitude and a good sense of humor. Right PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY Community-minded medical professional with 16+ years of certified dental assisting and dental office management skills. Organized with the ability to multi-task. Able to connect with people from all walks of life and to treats everyone with equal importance and respect. Kind and generous person with a positive/can-do attitude and a good sense of humor. Now, the professional summary is stronger and to the point.
Evenly format your information
The professional summary has about five or six spaces between it and the licenses section, and then the rest of the resume is evenly spaced. The licenses section should be moved up higher so there isnt so much white space after the summary. In the professional experience section, everything has bullet points except for one piece of previous employment. Resumes need to be formatting the same way throughout the entire thing. It looks sloppy and distracting if it isnt. The job needs to be written with a bullet list instead of complete sentences. Here is how it needs to look: Wrong HILLSBORO-DEERING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Hillsboro, NH Certified Paraprofessional II- 01/2011 to 11/2012 Implementing an emotionally and learning disabled program at the elementary school level. This incorporates intensive specialized instruction in reading, comprehension, writing, spelling and mathematics, while utilizing positive behavior modifications within the students individualized behavior plans. This program also gives intensive instruction in social and emotional skills and the direct student support needed to insure each child achieves many of those goals. Pro-Act Certification. Right HILLSBORO-DEERING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Hillsboro, NH Certified Paraprofessional II- 01/2011 to 11/2012
Now it is even with the rest of the resume.
Put all information in the right place
As you can see, a Pro-Act Certification is listed under the elementary school job. The licenses section should be a licenses and certifications section. All licenses and certifications should be listed under it. This sample resume is fantastic. The applicant clearly has a lot of experience and a lot of community involvement. The small changes are the only things that couple improve it. Keep these changes in mind when you make your own fantastic resume with the LiveCareer Resume Builder.