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If you are applying to be a paramedic, you need to make sure that you have a fantastic resume to send to potential employers. If you aren’t sure exactly how to format your resume or what to add, using a sample resume can help you build your own. Here is what you should take from the sample, and what you should change for your own paramedic resume.
Strong Professional Summary
When you turn in your resume, you can expect it to be in the middle of a stack of hundreds (or even more) resumes. When an employer has this many resumes, you can’t even be sure that yours will be read. To give yourself a better chance, you need a strong professional summary. The summary is what will either pull in the employer or cause them to toss the resume aside. The professional summary in the sample resume is done very well. It begins by giving the applicant a title and goes on to summarize professional experience. The only thing that can be added to make it even better is to add the years of experience after the title. Here is an example. Wrong Summary Highly skilled Paramedic with extensive background in pre-hospital emergency care and services. Adept at calmly and quickly assessing patients and providing appropriate treatments and care. Capable of team leadership, working in high pressure environments, and effective communication. Right Summary Highly skilled Paramedic with 7 years of experience. Has an extensive background in pre-hospital emergency care and services. Adept at calmly and quickly assessing patients and providing appropriate treatments and care. Capable of team leadership, working in high pressure environments, and effective communication. This makes the professional summary stronger and draws more attention.
Always Make Bullet Lists
Bullet lists should be used in every section of your resume except for the professional summary.. The highlights section of the sample resume is done with bullets, but no other part of the resume is. The accomplishments, experience and education sections need to use them too. It will make the resume look much cleaner and easier to read. Here is a good example for how they should be used. Wrong Accomplishments Winner of the paramedic of the year award, promoted to Strike team leader, Field Training Officer, and promoted to Scheduling oversight. Experience Paramedic September 2008 to Current Swartz Ambulance ? Flint, Mi Paramedic- responsible for emergency patient care as well as hospital transports to hospice, wound care, MRI, other hospitals, as well as funeral home body transports. Education Associate of Science : Paramedicine, 2008Lansing Community College ? Lansing, Mi, United States Recipient of nursing Scholarship, EMT Certificate, Coursework in Health Science and Nursing, Paramedic Certificate Right Accomplishments
Experience Paramedic September 2008 to Current Swartz Ambulance ? Flint, Mi
Education Associate of Science : Paramedicine, 2008 Lansing Community College ? Lansing, Mi, United States
Something as simple as bullet points turn resume that is sloppy to read into a clean and crisp professional testament.
White space can clean up a resume as well as bullet points do. You need to make sure there is adequate white space between each section. The sections in this sample resume only have one small space between sections, which make them run together. However, 3-4 spaces between sections will make the resume much easier to read. This sample resume is done very well. It only needs these few tweaks to be perfect. Use this information along with your sample resume to make your own paramedic resume.