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If you are updating your resume, take advantage of our experts’ advice and avoid common mistakes that could cost you the interview. Look over the hospital clerk resume sample and consider our specialists’ critiques. Incorporate their advice into your own revision process.
Use Your Summary to Start Your Pitch
Your entire resume acts as a professional introduction and your summary is the first point of contact. You have just a few short phrases to gain and keep the hiring manager’s attention. If this section looks to amateur, the manager may move on to the next one in the stack, even if you are extremely qualified. To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, write a compelling summary in 4-6 lines. A compelling summary will inform the hiring manager about your most marketable qualities as we professional. Think about what the hiring manager is looking for in the ideal candidate and incorporate this into your summary. Common points include organization, dedication, experience and relevant skill sets. This sample’s summary has excellent information, but the phrases should read much like a complete sentence without the pronouns or subject. For instance: Experienced Hospital Clerk with excellent customer satisfaction and retention record and specialized focus in pre and post support. Flexible and driven professional who is familiar with the demands of deadline-driven environments and has education background in the legal and medical field. In the original sample, the applicant included internship information, but these details are better suited for the Professional Experience or Education section. In the summary, focus on broad topics and save the specific details for later in the resume.
Experience: Use Bullets and Plenty of Information
The applicant’s experience section lacks enough information about past positions and the phrasing leaves something to be desired. For instance, the phrase Sat in court proceedings and wrote down words I was not familiar with to later review, lacks strong action words and doesn’t show how the candidate performed integral and important responsibilities. Additionally, standard procedure dictates that each instance of past employment should include 5-8 descriptive bullet points. These bullets should make use of effective phrases and action words. This section shouldn’t read like a series of job descriptions. Instead, much like the resume as a whole, the experience section should feel like a compelling overview. The experience section should look more like the following: Experience Hospital Operator/Patient Registration Clerk 10/2012 to 02/2013 Delano Regional Medical Center Delano, CA
Keep Your Education Relevant
As you gain more experience in the work place, your education is no longer your most compelling professional qualification. However, your college degrees and various licenses are always relevant and should be included near the end of your resume. Although, if you have higher education of any kind, avoid using your high school educational details. Once you move on to higher education institutions, your hiring manager can safely assume that you’ve completed high school or gotten your G.E.D. As a result, your high school information isn’t relevant. Conversely, if you do not have any higher education, include your diploma details because this is your highest educational degree. Additionally, if the diploma or degree was completed over 10 years ago, it is not imperative to include the graduation date. If you really want to ensure your resume stands out from the rest of the stack, pay close attention to this expert advice and apply it to your editing process. For more help or if you want an easy to use sleek template, use QuintCareer’s Resume Builder.