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A great way to check that your resume is in a good format is to compare it to other examples from the same field. This Health Insurance Utilization Management Consultant resume sample has been evaluated by our experts who have pointed out all the changes that need to be made to make it a really great resume. Take note of these pointers that will help you in writing your own resume.
A summary section should be 4-6 lines and should address an overview of your experience, two or three major skill sets, and some valuable personality traits/soft skills
Don’t sell yourself short in a summary. Highlight some skills that you have and talk up your most appealing points. The summary in the sample could be expanded to make the candidate sound even more appealing. WRONG: Professional Summary Registered Nurse with diverse nursing experience over the past 20+ years; detail oriented with excellent communication and teaching skills. RIGHT: Professional Summary Registered Nurse with diverse nursing experience over the past 20+ years. Detail oriented with excellent communication and teaching skills. Extensive experience as practitioner and educator. Capable in a management or directed position. Swift problem-solver and helps maintain a high workplace morale.
Make sure to start each bullet point in the Experience section with a strong action verb
If you simply list the duties performed in a job, you really aren’t providing any more information than a job description. Find ways to creatively describe the way you attended to your duties, and highlight any accomplishments or excellence. Make sure to use present tense for a current job and past tense for previous employment. WRONG: Utilization Management Consultant, 02/2006 to Current Schaller Anderson of AZ, an Aetna Company Phoenix, AZ
RIGHT: Utilization Management Consultant, 02/2006 to Current Schaller Anderson of AZ, an Aetna Company Phoenix, AZ
Make sure to spell out any abbreviations
You want whoever is reading your resume to know what you are talking about, so make sure that any abbreviations used are spelled out. In the sample resume, ICD-9, CPT, and HEDIS are some abbreviations that can be spelled out on their first occurrence in the document.
Separate you information into appropriate categories
Certifications can be placed in the Education section. There is no need to include an Additional Information section to describe a certification or licensure. This section can be deleted from the sample resume, and the item moved into Education. There are also some scholarships listed in the Education category. These can be highlighted in a separate Accomplishments section before the Experience section, and will not have to be repeated in Education. The Education section should include graduation information. An Accomplishments section placed above the Experience section would be a perfect place to move the scholarships and Dean’s recognition. EXAMPLE: Accomplishments
Typically, you will not list employment more than 15-20 years ago
You want your resume to be a maximum of two pages. To keep things relevant, as a rule don’t share job experience form more than 15 years ago, unless there is something really important and relevant from that experience that you want to highlight in your resume. If you want more great resume building strategies, try out QuintCareer’s Resume Builder.