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A resume is a potential future employers first impression of you, so you want to make sure that you write a high-quality resume. To assist with writing a good resume, we have had experts take a look at this EMT paramedic resume sample to point out some of the mistakes and show how to fix them. Follow our tips to make sure that your resume is easy to read and includes the pertinent information that will impress any hiring manager.
Substitute Objective With Summary
An objective statement is no longer necessary (or recommended) in a resume, as the hiring manager already knows that you are looking to work for the company. Instead, use this as the place to make a summary statement about why you would be a good employee. Your summary should include four to six lines that explain your major skill sets, your experience overview, and some of your personality traits. You can use sentence fragments, but make sure you are writing it as a first person statement. Consider this example: Summary: Dedicated and loyal EMT paramedic with 10 year of experience, 6 of those being full-time field experience. Experience with life-saving medical treatment and first-aid in a variety of environments. Professional who maintains a safe work environment and works cooperatively with others.
Add Highlights/Skills Section
Adding a skills section helps to highlight general and specific skills that relate to the job you are looking for. This is the section to add key words and phrases that are relevant to the target industry. Short phrases are best, and you can include both specific tasks that you excel in as well as soft skills. A table format is the best approach for listing these. Here is an example: Skills
Use Bullet Points to List Experience
Under the work experience section, duties and accomplishments should be listed in bullet form in order to break up the information and make it easier to read quickly. They should be listed starting with the most important items so that if a hiring manager is just skimming the resume he or she will read the highlights. Also, leave out the statement about requesting a complete list, as this is a bit redundant.
Speak in Past Tense for Prior Jobs
The experience section contains a mixture of tenses. Because both jobs are no longer being held, the experiences should be listed in past tense. The following example contains both the proper tense and bulleted lists that should be seen in this section. EMT- Paramedic 02/2004 to 06/2010 San Diego Medical Services Enterprise/Rural Metro San Diego, CA
EMT-DC 01/2002 to 06/2002 Care Medical Transportation San Diego, CA
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