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If you are applying to be an orthopedic technologist, you want to make sure that your resume shows how professional you are. Don’t let small mistakes stand in the way of getting a fantastic job. Here is a sample resume that you can use as a reference along with some information about what you should change for your own resume.
Use bullet points and make lists
Other than your professional summary, your resume should use bullet lists in every section. Only using them in the skills or highlights section is a common mistake that people make. In this sample, the licenses and professional experience should both be used with bullet lists. Here is an example so you can see how much more professional it looks. Wrong Licenses Certified Orthopedic Technologist. Certified Emergency Medical Technician. Certified adult and child CPR and first aid for the professional rescuer. First Responder Certification. Professional Experience Lead Orthopedic Technologist and DME Coordinator, 08/2007 ? Current Seacoast Orthopedics and Sports Medicine ? Somersworth , NH Cast room and DME supervisor. Apply all casts, splints, DME items to patients in office and hospital setting. Assists surgeons with office procedures to include but not limited to injections, pin removal, and reduction of fractures. Triage patients in the cast room and perform wound and dressing care. Order and maintain all office medical supplies and DME products. Lead cast tech and supervisor for all new hires and student interns. Right Certifications
Professional Experience Lead Orthopedic Technologist and DME Coordinator, 08/2007 ? Current Seacoast Orthopedics and Sports Medicine ? Somersworth , NH
This way, your potential employers can scan your resume and find the information that they want easily.
List all of your education
This resume has a long list of certifications, but the only thing listed under the education section is the Bachelor of Arts degree. The education should also list the places where the certifications were received. This way, if your potential employers want to verify your certifications, they will be able to with the information off of your resume. It will also provide dates to give your potential employers a better timeline of the work that you have been doing.
Make sure your resume is uniform
You want to make sure that your sections and even the text within the sections is uniform with each other. For example, in this sample resume, the skill highlights section has a list of skills that all begin with a capital letter except one. If one bullet point begins with a capital letter, they all need to. Same goes for periods; you can either emit periods or make each line have one.
Keep skills and certifications separate
When you put your certifications on your resume, you’ll do it in their own section. You don’t need repeat information on your resume, so don’t list certifications in your skills section. In the sample, CPR is listed in the skills and in the certifications. Another issue is that the BSL certification is listed in the skills section but not the certifications section. That would need to be moved to its proper location. When you make your own orthopedic technologist resume, use this sample as a building block so you know what to say. Don’t forget to incorporate these changes so your resume is the best in the bunch. You can create yours with the LiveCareer Resume Builder.