1. Know thyself.
Know what it is you’d like to be doing. Do some research first. Understand what job/career you are searching for. Do you want to work in a pharmacy? Be a legal transcriptionist? Smelt iron ore? Discern what exactly it is you want to do.
2. Are you qualified? Check your experience.
Once you’ve established that you want to be a pharmacist, make sure that you qualify for the position. What have you done in the past, directly or indirectly, that gives you the actual experience or transferable skills?
3. Your resume: It’s all about the keywords.
If you want your resume to deliver the goods, make sure that it’s keyword-centric. In this way both recruiters and the search technology they use to scan banks of resumes will notice your resume before the others. If you are applying for a travel nursing position, your resume should definitely state that fact! Try “Position Desired: Traveling Nurse” right near the top. Be specific! Narrow your focus and only apply for those jobs that directly apply to you. This will help you to sell yourself more effectively and will increase your chances of being noticed.
4. Dot your “i’s” and cross your “t’s.
Fill in every category that is requested of you. The more information that you provide, the better your chances are.
Proofread your resume before you post. Resumes with glaring errors–spEEling, punctuation. grammar–will oftentimes be cast aside faster than your computer’s cable modem can connect to this page. Have at least one other person look it over, too.
5. Take a shortcut.
“Ctrl + c” and “Ctrl + v” are your best friends. If the site you are posting your
resume to has the ability for you to copy and paste a pre-written resume – DO IT! By submitting a pre-written resume, it ensures that you’ve taken the time to proofread and make sure that it is perfect; that is, of course, assuming you did it the first time. Don’t forget to update the old resume to reflect any new facts about your qualifications or experience.
6. Be professional.
Just because you’re posting your resume on the internet doesn’t make it any less professional. Use common sense! Imagine that you are creating a picture-perfect resume to be printed and hand-delivered to an employer who will first judge you simply based on its appearance.
One of the main forms of communication these days is email. We at HealthcareRecruitment utilize this powerful communication tool to its full potential. When submitting a resume to our site, use a professional-sounding email! Recruiters and employers will quickly disregard job seekers with profane emails. And unless you’re applying for a job at a comedy club, drop the name “incredible_goatman” for some version of your real name.
If you need help writing your resume before submitting it, by all means take your time! We offer help in this department.
7. Take advantage – Use our website.
To make the most effective use of the tools that we provide, we recommend searching for the specific jobs that you are interested in. Then submitting your resume to our site will allow you to directly apply to those jobs. By doing so, you will be making your information readily available to the employers/recruiters who work with us and will greatly increase your chances of being contacted for jobs you didn’t even know were there!
Here’s the advantages we have over the big boys in the job-board industry. Unlike Monster.com or CareerBuilder.com – we only include jobs within the healthcare industry on our site. This allows us to truly concentrate on our niche in the job market and provide you with the best results possible!
Happy Job Hunting! Now you have some extra knowledge to spring ahead and make the process of finding your next job as painless as possible.