Resume ServicesDo you need help presenting yourself to a prospective employer in a professional manner?
Let our experienced placement coordinators produce a resume for your job search. Do not go to an interview without a resume. We can produce a professional resume for you or do one yourself. Below are some resume writing tips meant to assist you.
TOP TEN RESUME WRITING TIPS
List your technical knowledge first in an
itemized fashion. Use as many buzzwords
as you can conjure up which reflect
your work and school experience.
all the dental skills you know. List
all general or dental software that
you have thoroughly used. This will
satisfy the visual curiosities of
hiring managers conducting key word
List your qualifications in order of
relevance, from most to least. Only list your degree and educational qualifications first if they are truly relevant
to the job for which you are
applying. If you've already done
what you want to do in a new job, by
all means, list it first, even if it
wasn't your most recent job. Abandon
any strict adherence to a
chronological ordering of your
Quantify your experience whenever possible. Cite numerical figures/percentages such as reduction in accounts receivable, increase in treatment plan acceptance.
Anything which demonstrates progress
or accomplishments due directly to
Begin your sentences with action verbs. Portray yourself as someone who is active, uses their brain and gets things done.
Stick with the past tense, even for
descriptions of currently held
positions, to avoid confusion.
Don't sell yourself short. This is by far the biggest mistake of all resumes, technical and otherwise. Your experiences are worthy for review by hiring managers.
Treat your resume as an advertisement for you. Be sure to thoroughly
"sell" yourself by highlighting all of your strengths.
If you've got a valuable asset that
doesn't seem to fit into any
existing components of your resume,
list it anyway as its own resume
Be concise. As a rule of thumb, resumes reflecting five years or less of experience should fit on one page. More extensive experience can justify usage of a second page. Avoid lengthy descriptions.
Consolidate action verbs where one task or responsibility encompasses other tasks and duties.
Minimize usage of articles (the, an, a) and never use
"I" or other pronouns to identify
Omit needless items. Leave all these things off your resume: social security number, marital status, health, citizenship, age, scholarships, irrelevant awards, irrelevant associations and memberships, irrelevant publications, irrelevant recreational activities, a second mailing address ("permanent address" is confusing and never used),references, reference of references ("available upon request"), travel history, previous pay rates, previous supervisor names, reasons for leaving previous jobs, and components of your name which you really never use (i.e. middle names).
Have a trusted friend review your resume. Be sure to pick someone who is attentive to details, can effectively critique your writing and will give an honest and objective opinion. Seriously consider their advice. Get a third and forth opinion if you can.
Proofread, proofread, proofread.
Be sure to catch all
spelling errors, grammatical
weaknesses, unusual punctuation and
Proofread it numerous times over at
least two days to allow a fresh eye
to catch any hidden mistakes.
Laser print it on plain white paper.
Handwriting, typing, dot matrix printing and even jet printing look pretty cheesy. Stick with laser prints. Don't waste your money on special bond paper, matching envelopes or any color deviances away from plain white.
Your resume will be photocopied, faxed and scanned numerous times, defeating any special paper efforts, assuming your original resume doesn't first end up in the circular file.
RESUME FEE: Cost $45.00
Includes 10 professional copies on your choice of white or color paper. Your resume will be kept via electronic media and can be easily updated in the future. To contact one of our placement coordinators, call (727) 547-8233 or (813) 877-8233 or email us. You may also order online by completing the resume questionnaire.