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A good resume says a lot about your professionalism, but a bad resume can say just as much. In order to avoid commonly-made mistakes in your resume, we’ve asked our resume experts to find errors in this medical implementation project manager resume sample. Check out their solutions and apply these tips as you perfect your resume.
Formatting the professional summary
An applicant should always look at the professional summary section as a type of sales pitch, wherein the applicant takes the time to describe their best and most relevant attributes, experience and education to potential employers. David does a great job including all of these details, but he includes information that would be better suited elsewhere on the resume and that makes this section too long. The summary section should only be four to six lines of text, and all of it should be written in first person perspective. To fix this, he needs to remove some of his details, especially the ones he places in the expertise and accomplishments sections, and change his verb forms to suit I instead of he. WRONG: Proven and experienced Implementation project manager, with concentration in delivering EHR/EMR, PM and RCM software applications to small, medium and large medical groups in both the private practice and hospital setting. Communicates clear objectives and expectations in both team and solo settings. Stays focused on details while keeping the big picture in perspective and remaining flexible in a fast paced, constantly changing environment. A proactive, self-motivated and well organized coordinator uses a broad range of personal and professional experiences to make decisions based on scope, quality and urgency while remaining ethical, compliant and keeping the client and company’s needs and best interests at the forefront. Areas of Expertise: Healthcare Management Consulting EHR/EMR/PM Project Management, Implementation and Support EHR/EMR/PM Installation, Build and Configuration Revenue Cycle Management Clinical and Medical Billing Workflows Meaningful Use Integration and Attestation HIPPA compliance Systems and Product Analysis Financial Planning and Analysis RIGHT: Proven and experienced in implementation project managing with a concentration in delivering EHR/EMR, PM and RCM software applications to all sizes of medical groups in private practice and hospital settings. Communicate clear objectives and expectations in team and solo settings. Detail-oriented while keeping the big picture in perspective and remaining flexible in a fast paced, constantly changing environment. Proactive, self-motivated and organized while coordinating a broad range of personal and professional experiences to make decisions while remaining compliant. Dedicated to making the customer happy.
Use accurate tense and active verbs in employment history
A polished resume is a resume that focuses on the little details that may seem unimportant. Tense is one of those things; all past employment needs to begin with active (or lively) verbs that are written in the past tense verb form. Conversely, all current employment should be written with present tense verb forms. David is inconsistent with his tense and his use of active verbs. Each detail should begin with an active verb in the right tense.
Make sure the accomplishments matter
An accomplishments section should only include measurable and notable items. General work duties or irrelevant information does not fit here. David includes a couple things that are not noteworthy enough to include in this section, so he needs to remove them.
Not proofreading is a big mistake that can be costly. Typos, misspellings, capitalization and punctuation errors and spacing issues can have a big impact on how a potential employer sees an applicant. David has quite a few of these errors on his resume, so he would need to read it carefully to catch and correct these areas. Don’t let a bad resume stand in your way of the next step in your career. QuintCareer’s Resume Builder makes the resume-building process even easier with guidance along the way.