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If you are applying to be EMT, you need to have an amazing resume that shows you are the best person for the job. This EMT-B resume sample shows what you should add to make your resume stand out. Make sure you know which mistakes people made when creating these samples so you dont make them yourself. Here are some great things about this resume and what you should change for your own.
Display Certifications and Awards
Any certifications and awards that you have should be listed proudly under their own categories. This sample resume lists some certifications under the Highlights section and a few awards under Accomplishments and it seems like theyre being overshadowed. While some people choose to use a highlights section instead of a skills section, it might be better in this case to do skills, certifications and awards. Here is an example: Wrong Highlights
Of course, you will want to list a few more skills. However, this allows the employer to glance at your resume and know what you are certified for and the awards you have won without looking for the information. At first glance of the resume sample, you wouldnt be able to tell how highly certified the applicant is.
List All Education and Training
With all of the certifications that the applicant has, its safe to assume that not all of the education is listed in the education section. You want to list where you received your certifications as well. You want the additional information listed in bullet points like the rest of the resume. For example, the applicant is CPR and AED certified by the American Red Cross. If you are too, this is how you would list it. Education American Red CrossBrighton, MIDate
Where the applicant listed the EMT-B and firefighter education, its difficult to tell them apart because of the way it is listed. It should be formatted the same way you were just shown for the Red Cross. Education Livingston County Fire AcademyBrighton, MI2011
Huron Valley AmbulanceAnn Arbor, MI2011
This makes it a lot easier for potential employers to see exactly what your education entails. This sample resume is off to a great start. It has a strong professional summary that will grab the interest of potential employers. The beginning of the summary is great, but it would be better to add one or two more sentences that sum up your professional career. 3-4 short sentences tend to work best. You can use this sample and this advice to help you create your own amazing EMT-B resume. Use the resume builder on LiveCareer to make yours today.