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Your resume is a hiring manager’s first impression of you, so you want to make sure that you write a high-quality one. Following the advice of expert resume builders is a great way to make sure that you don’t make some common mistakes. These experts evaluated this medical transcriptionist resume sample and made notes on how to fix the mistakes so that you can easily design a great resume from the start.
Clean Up Summary
While this summary contains much of the right information, it can be written in a cleaner and more professional way. This is the first place to sell yourself, and it should cover basics such as work experience, major skill sets, and some soft skills or personality traits. The paragraph should be written in first person, without including I’, and can contain sentence fragments. Original summary: Health care professional with medical transcription background as well as medical assistant degree. I have hospital experience as well as clinical experience. Recognized for ability to work independently on my own or with others. Improved summary: Health care professional with 15 years of experience as a medical transcriptionist. Have medical assistant degree to enhance professional duties and contribution. Experience in both clinic and hospital settings. Self-motivated individual who works well independently and in a team environment.
Break Up Highlights Section
The highlights section should have no more than seven to eight bullet points per column. Because the professional experience section is light on content, the typing specialties could be kept out of the skills section and incorporated into the experience one. Here is an example of what the skill section could look like: Skill Highlights
Expand Professional Experience
While this section shows where she worked and in what position, it doesn’t give too many details about her specific responsibilities. Ideally, each job should list five to eight bullet points that include a mixture of responsibilities/duties and specific contributions, specific achievements, and accomplishments. If responsibilities remained the same from one job to another, they can be listed once and then any specific accomplishments can be highlighted in each position. Because the first listing as a medical transcriptionist just has one date, it is assumed that it is still being held currently. If so, it should be listed as 03/2007 to current. In all past positions, the responsibilities should be listed in past tense. All points should have a separate bullet and each line should end with a period. This example gives hiring managers a better idea of her work experience: Medical Transcriptionist 08/2011 to 10/2012 Landmark Transcription Reno, NV
Leave Out Education in Experience Section
Because there is a separate education section, there is no need to write that she went back to school for Medical Assistant from 2006 to 2007 under Professional Experience. It is unnecessary to be listed in both sections and it is a waste of space. You can easily apply what you learned from reading this medical transcriptionist resume sample to your own professional resume. It only takes a few minutes to create a noticeable resume when you use QuintCareer’s Resume Builder.