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Drafting your resume can be a daunting experience, given its importance in the application and interviewing process. However, you are sure to be successful with the help and guidance of resume experts. The following paramedical examiner resume sample has been deconstructed by these experts to demonstrate common mistakes that many resumes make.
Make your work experience accessible
Your work experience is probably the most important and relevant section for a potential employer perusing your resume. Therefore you need to make sure that the structuring of this particular section is correct and that you are communicating what you need to communicate appropriately. This includes using bullet points. WRONG: Professional Experience Paramedical Examiner May 2001 to Oct 2013 Examone ? Overland Park, KS Paramedical Exams for Life Insurance Companies Accurately record a clients health history. Obtain 3 blood pressures, pulse, height and weight Procure blood and urine for analysis. Perform and document EKG Centrifuge blood and prepare specimens for shipping for Health Insurance companies Paramedical Examiner Jan 1997 to May 2001 MRI Paramedical ? Overland Park, KS Paramedical exams for Life Insurance Companies Paramedical Examiner May 1999 to May 2002 Portamedic ? Overland Park, KS Paramedical exams for Life Insurance Companies Phlebotomist/Lead CRD Tech/Phlebotomy Instructor Sep 1987 to Jul 1997 St Joseph Health Center ? Overland Park, KS Preformed phlebotomy in all areas of the hospital. Organized the phlebotomy staff for the morning run of blood draws. Organized the daily work flow to assure prompt specimen collection. Collected, labeled and processed patient specimens for testing. Maintained computer records. Resolved and troubleshoot outstanding collections. Entered manual and computer records associated with testing. Wrote and maintained phlebotomy procedures according to OSHA regulations Trained Medical Technology students in the skills of phlebotomy. Monthly scheduling of all phlebotomy staff. RIGHT: Professional Experience Paramedical Examiner May 2001 to Oct 2013 Examone ? Overland Park, KS
Paramedical Examiner Jan 1997 to May 2001 MRI Paramedical ? Overland Park, KS
Paramedical Examiner May 1999 to May 2002 Portamedic ? Overland Park, KS
Phlebotomist/Lead CRD Tech/Phlebotomy Instructor Sep 1987 to Jul 1997 St Joseph Health Center ? Overland Park, KS
Flesh out the areas that don’t have very many bullet points, and try to stick to around five bullet points per work experience entry. Any more and it gets too confusing; with any less it becomes too vague.
Order your sections correctly
Make sure that your resume is ordered properly for greater accessibility by readers. Most resumes follow a certain order and when items are not structured in that standard format it is harder to quickly glean important information. WRONG: Professional Summary Licenses Skill Highlights Professional Experience Education and Training RIGHT: Professional Summary Skill Highlights Professional Experience Education and Training Licenses Licenses should come after educational background, and skills should always be directly after the professional summary. Sometimes skill sections will be followed by achievements, but this only when such an additional category is warranted.
Your licenses are different from your educational experience
You should not put college experience in your licenses section. Community college degrees, unless specifically stated to do so, do not translate into licenses or certifications. WRONG: Licenses 1992 ASCP – Phlebotomy Tech 1993 ASPT – Phlebotomy Tech 1993 ASPT – Phlebotomy Instructor 1993 Associates of Arts degree Longview Community College Kansas City Mo RIGHT: Licenses 1992 ASCP – Phlebotomy Tech 1993 ASPT – Phlebotomy Tech 1993 ASPT – Phlebotomy Instructor Keep your university and college experiences in the educational background section, where you can expand upon relevant coursework and internships as you deem fit. Find yourself a leap ahead of the competition with a beautifully-crafted resume. Using QuintCareer’s Resume Builder can help you get that resume in no time.