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The importance of a first impression has perhaps no larger effect upon your own personal growth than when it comes to applying for jobs. Since the resume is often the first thing a job recruiter sees related to you, it is to your benefit to look over sample resumes of other people in your field. We have given you a head start by collaborating with a group of experts to point out a few major issues in a patient care coordinator resume sample and adding some tips for you to make yours better.
Write a comprehensive summary
For many years, the commonly agreed upon practice for leading a resume has been to include a short and sweet objective statement about your employment goals, as can be seen in this sample resume. However, this concept has been cast aside in favor of a longer summary section that touches on more aspects of the document, since recruiters can gather for themselves that your objective is to get a job at their company. In your summary section, write about four to six lines including information about your prior work experience, some of your positive personality traits or soft skills as well as a few of your most relevant practical skillsets. The idea is to provide recruiters with a way to quickly reference your capabilities if they should decide to call you in for an interview.
Fill your skills/highlights section with practical abilities
When you examine the highlights section of this applicant’s resume, you’ll notice that nearly all of the items listed are things that would qualify as personality traits or soft skills. While you should certainly include a few of these in your own document, the majority of these items should be abilities that are a bit less subjective in their capacity to be demonstrated. Things like strong leadership qualities and enthusiastic team player are great qualities to have, but chances are that just about every other applicant for the position is going to include them as well, not to mention the fact that these statements are not unique to being a patient care coordinator. To find the right kind of practical skills to include, look through your experience section, extrapolating specific tasks you learned and list those so that recruiters can easily picture you be able to do the work. WRONG:
Combine accomplishments with other sections when necessary
Before you dedicate an entire section of your resume to awards and accomplishments, you need to be sure that you have at least three separate bulleted items that you can include. Otherwise, it is best that you look for another longer section of the document in which to put the information. Since it is highly possible, as is the case with this applicant, that you will be pressed for space, you should look for opportunities to condense material so that you can include as much information as possible. Additionally, take care that if you do create an accomplishments section, the things you write actually warrant that categorization. With this sample resume and with yours, things like aptitude with computer software are best left to either the skills or experience sections. With the tips from this patient care coordinator resume sample in your arsenal, you will have an edge on the competition when you send in your application. To have a great document ready to go in minutes, check out QuintCareer’s Resume Builder.