Expert Resumes for Health Care Careers

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This collection of resumes is aimed at people seeking health care jobs at all levels—from allied health technicians to physicians. Health care is one of the very few fields that is still growing in these troubled economic times, so it is a hot topic with wide appeal. In addition to hundreds of pages of sample resumes, the authors present sound resume writing advice, including how to create and use an electronic resume and whether to use a resume or a CV. The appendix includes Internet resources for an effective ...

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Overview

This collection of resumes is aimed at people seeking health care jobs at all levels—from allied health technicians to physicians. Health care is one of the very few fields that is still growing in these troubled economic times, so it is a hot topic with wide appeal. In addition to hundreds of pages of sample resumes, the authors present sound resume writing advice, including how to create and use an electronic resume and whether to use a resume or a CV. The appendix includes Internet resources for an effective online job search. New for this edition are a chapter on writing cover letters plus cover letter samples, as well as updates to all resumes throughout.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593577827
  • Publisher: JIST Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 440,897
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Wendy S. Enelow is a lifelong entrepreneur who specializes in executive career coaching, executive resume writing, and executive job search. She has authored more than 30 books on career-related topics. She is a Credentialed Career Master, Master Resume Writer, and Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC) and speaks to audiences nationwide. In addition, she is frequently quoted in major media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, and scores of other print and online sources.

Louise M. Kursmark is the founder and president of Best Impression Career Services, Inc., a Certified Professional Resume Writer, Certified Job and Career Transition Coach, and Credentialed Career Master. She is a founding member of the Career Masters Institute. Louise is the author of Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads and Sales and Marketing Resumes for $100,000 Careers, and co-author of Cover Letter Magic, 15-Minute Cover Letter, Executive's Pocket Guide to ROI Resumes and Job Search, and nine books in the Expert Resumes series.

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Table of Contents

About This Book ix
Introduction xi
Part I Resume Writing, Strategy, and Formats 1
Chapter 1 Resume-Writing Strategies for Health Care Careers 3
Resume Strategies 4
Resume Strategy #1 Who Are You and How Do You Want to Be Perceived? 4
Resume Strategy #2 Sell It to Me...Don't Tell It to Me 5
Resume Strategy #3 Use Keywords 6
Resume Strategy #4 Use the "Big" and Save the "Little" 8
Resume Strategy #5 Make Your Resume "Interviewable" 9
Resume Strategy #6 Eliminate Confusion with Structure and Context 10
Resume Strategy #7 Use Function to Demonstrate Achievement 10
Resume Strategy #8 Remain in the Realm of Reality 10
Resume Strategy #9 Be Confident 11
There Are No Resume-Writing Rules 11
Content Standards 11
Presentation Standards 16
Accuracy and Perfection 20
Chapter 2 Writing Your Resume 21
Making the Right Choice: Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) 22
Step-by-Step: Writing the Perfect Resume and CV 25
Contact Information 25
Career Summary 26
Professional Experience 28
Education, Credentials, and Certifications 35
The "Extras" 38
Writing Tips, Techniques, and Important Lessons 43
Get It Down--Then Polish and Perfect It 43
Write Your Resume from the Bottom Up 43
Include Notable or Prominent "Extra" Stuff in Your Career Summary 44
Use Resume Samples to Get Ideas for Content, Format, and Organization 44
Should You Include Dates? 45
Always Send a Cover Letter When You Forward Your Resume 46
Never Include Salary History or Salary Requirements on Your Resume 47
Always Remember That You Are Selling 47
Chapter 3 Printed, Scannable, Electronic, and Web Resumes 49
The Four Types of Resumes 49
The Printed Resume 49
The Scannable Resume 50
The Electronic Resume 50
The Web Resume 52
The Four Resume Types Compared 56
Are You Ready to Write Your Resume? 58
Part II Sample Resumes for Health Care Careers 59
Chapter 4 Resumes for Physicians and Surgeons 61
Chapter 5 Resumes for Nursing Careers 85
Chapter 6 Resumes for Allied Health Practitioners 111
Chapter 7 Resumes for Allied Health Technicians and Technologists 139
Chapter 8 Resumes for Dental Careers 155
Chapter 9 Resumes for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians 165
Chapter 10 Resumes for Clinical Research Professionals 179
Chapter 11 Resumes for Health Care Administrators, Managers, Administrative Support Staff, and Consultants 195
Chapter 12 Resumes for Health Care Educators 237
Appendix Internet Career Resources 247
Job Search Sites 247
Health Care/Medical/Pharmaceutical Careers 247
General Sites for All Careers 249
Entry-Level Careers 250
Government and Military Careers 250
Company Information 251
Dictionaries and Glossaries 251
Interviewing Tips and Techniques 253
Salary and Compensation Information 253
Index of Contributors 255
Index 265
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