Resume Guidelines

August 9, 2018

New Age Training

 

RESUME GUIDELINES:

RESUME CHECKLIST

 Pay close attention to Consistency in FORMAT and CONTENT:

  • Use the same Font Type and Font Size throughout the resume
  • Bold Employer, School and Externship/Internship Site names
  • Italicize Job Titles
  • Align Bullets
  • Use only appropriate fonts (Times, Arial, Verdana, Garamond, etc)
  • Keep font sizes 10, 11, or 12 pt. for text and 12, 14, or 16 pt. for headings and name
  • Do NOT include pictures and/or graphics
  • Do NOT include personal Information (Age, Weight, Children, etc.)
  • Page Setup: Set margins to approximately 1 inch on all sides.
  • Proofread your resume to make sure it is free of grammatical errors.
    Remember to run a Spell Check.
  • Dates must be in the same format: Use either one below, not both
    • September 2012 – October 2014 OR      09/2012 – 10/2014
  • Education, Externship/Internship and Experience must all be illustrated and formatted similarly

Examples:

  • Name of Site,City, State              9/2012 – 10/2012

Title of the position

OR

  • 9/2012 – 10/2012 ABC Medical, New York, NY

Receptionist

SECTION HEADINGS

 NAME/ADDRESS:

  • Put your full name on the top line of the resume and include your certifications or credentials
    • FULL NAME, CNA
  • Include complete mailing address
  • Include telephone number with area code (be sure it is a number where you can be reached)
  • Make sure your email address is professional. NO NICKNAMES!!!

OBJECTIVE:

Should be stated in a short sentence.

Do NOT use personal pronouns such as “I” or “me”

Examples: (Choose One ONLY)

  • Medical Assistant position utilizing my compassionate nature and personal-care expertise to achieve the highest level of patient satisfaction.
  • Highly enthusiastic Medical Assistant with contagious and positive work ethics seeking a position where my hands-on skills and knowledge can continue to develop.
  • Medical Assistant position utilizing my training and certification, and a high degree of enthusiasm towards the well-being of residents
  • Seeking a position as a Medical Assistant using well-honed skills in assisting residents to live a dignified life by helping them in all activities of daily living
  • Looking for a Medical Assistant position where experience in providing personal care to residents will be fully utilized to orchestrate exceptional patient care
  • Medical Assistant position providing assistance to residents with daily care using functional training and experience as a basis
  • Medical Assistant position with a reputed clinic where my personal care expertise and special skills pertaining to basic nursing activities can contribute to the total well-being of patients
  • Caring and responsible nursing professional seeking a Medical Assistant position offering my expertise in providing excellent bedside care to a diversity of patients to make a significant difference in the lives of residents

  PROFILE:

  • Ability to multitask and manage busy patient flow
  • Ability to proficiently manage front office responsibilities, including appointment setting, medical insurance and billing and medical records
  • Ability to operate autoclaving units and perform instrument sterilization
  • Working knowledge of universal precautions and infection control
  • Extensive experience in the healthcare sector ranging from clinical care to administrative responsibilities
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with superior accuracy in obtaining patient history, charting and other documents
  • Adept at managing multiple and diverse tasks simultaneously
  • Experienced healthcare personnel dedicated to providing excellence in patient care
  • Confident and poised in interactions with individuals at all levels
  • Self-motivated and focused; comfortable working independently with ability to balance priorities accurately while working under pressure
  • Reliable under pressure, self-motivated, efficient and resourceful
  • Solid administrative and referral experience including assessment, referral, treatment and healthcare education for patients
  • Possess the ability to function effectively as a team player as well as work independently to achieve objectives

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY / EXTERNSHIP/INTERSHIP EXPERIENCE:

  • List in chronological order
  • Remove everything that starts with “Responsibilities included …” and replace it with action verbs and on-the-job accomplishments
  • Indicate both month and year including seasonal jobs
    • example: “Spring 2014” OR “Summer 2014” OR “7/2009 – 9/2014”
  • Depending on experience, a new section can be created for the externship

 ACTION VERBS

·         Administered ·         Ensured ·         Maintained ·         Obtained ·         Provided
·         Answered ·         Fostered ·         Measured ·         Ordered ·         Recorded
·         Assisted ·         Handled ·         Monitored ·         Performed ·         Transported
·         Completed ·         Guided ·         Nurtured ·         Planned ·         Triaged
·         Directed ·         Instructed ·         Observed ·         Prepared ·         Welcomed

QUANTIFY YOUR EXPERIENCE:

  • Number of Patients that you assist
  • Number of phlebotomy sticks, EKGs and vital signs per day/week
  • Using numbers and quantifying creates vivid images.

SKILLS:

  • Bilingual: Fluent in English and (Spanish, Creole, French, Mandarin, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Bengali)
  • Vital Signs and Patient Monitoring
  • Total number of phlebotomy sticks or EKGS (Optional)
  • Typing: # WPM (Optional)
  • Medication Administration
  • Privacy / HIPAA Regulations
  • Patient Advocacy and Support

You can use different On-line Free Resume Preparation Services to help you with your resume preparation.

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2 Responses

  1. Great article. I followed your instructions rewriting my resume and now it looks very professional and clean. Thank you for your help

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