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Getting the Perfect Job Part 1: Writing Your Resume

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Job hunting is particularly challenging for integrative practitioners. You not only need to find a position in a competitive market, but one that fits your practice philosophy. In our three-part series, ACAM will provide tips on finding a position, writing a resume that stands out, interviewing like a pro and negotiating your salary.

The first step, of course, is finding a position that interests you. To help you get started, ACAM has recently launched our interactive Career Center where we only post jobs looking for integrative practitioners like you.

Click here to enter the Career Center.

The next step is preparing a resume that sets you apart from other candidates. We scoured a variety of resources to find the most applicable tips for medical practitioners and have compiled them below:

  • Tailor your resume to each position
    While tedious, this step is important to not only get through resume sorting bots, but to prove why you are the best candidate to hiring managers. Whether in your cover letter or previous job descriptions, plainly point out how you will fit into the role.
  • Read the directions
    For example, know if you should be submitting a CV or resume, cover letter, or references.
  • Include simple contact information
    To avoid confusion, only provide your name, one phone number, and a professional email address. If you do not have a personal or professional email, it may be worth starting a free one with a company such as Gmail for use during your search.
  • Address keywords
    Pay attention to keywords used in the job description and address in your resume how you meet those qualifications.
  • Be specific about your work
    This is particularly important in the medical field. From grant applications, ER service, and even non-healthcare work showing your dedication to customers or clients, every duty counts.
  • Keep it concise
    Yes, you want to be detailed, but don't repeat what you don't have to. (For example, you can lump similar positions together.) Keep your resume to one page ideally.

Additional Tips:
How to Build a Strong Medical Resume - from the healthcare educators at Carrington College
I'm Sending Out Resumes & Not Getting Any Response. What Am I Doing Wrong?

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