22nd June 2016

Tips for Writing Medical Resume

Tips for Writing Medical Resume


Medical resume is vital in a job search for medical professional, which is often taken as a first impression towards your prospective employer’s. A medical resume is different from any other kind of professional resume. It relates to a complex, demanding and comprehensive specialized skills.  

Resume give enough information to the hiring manager to consider you for an interview.  It demonstrate your written communication skills and focus attention on your skills and experiences.

Recruiters and hiring managers receives large number of CVs weekly. They don’t spend time on reading the resume which describe yourself. So, your CV should simply state the facts about who you are, your education qualification, what you do and have done professionally etc.

Here are some tips on how to write a medical resume that will be effective in a medical job search.

  • Start by using your full title with your name.

Include whether you are an RN (Registered Nurse), PT (Physical Therapist), RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) etc.  Be specific with your title.

  • Make use of a professional email address

It can be a combination of your first and last name. Don’t include anything which sound unprofessional. For e.g. “cutegal11@yahoo.com” is not a professional address.

  • Make use of bullet points.

It makes easier for recruiters to scan through your resume. It can be used to summarize each position you have in past years, your education and credentials, position responsibilities and much more.

  • Document every certification you have

Ensure you have included all the certification whatever you have on your resume. Hiring company will often look at your certification to narrow down the selection of criteria. So, document your degree, license, certification and any area of specialized training or experience.

  • Keywords

Nowadays, many recruiters are using Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to monitor applicant for job openings. This system is programmed to search for a specific keywords. So, carefully review the job listing and make a list of possible keywords, from credentials and experience required to employee and include them in your resume.

  • Clean Content

Make sure you have not done any spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors. It will be good if you ask an English expert to look it over for you, if you have any doubt.

  • Contact information

 Keep your resume up-to-date with your current phone number, email address and fax information. Make it easier for the recruiters to get in touch with you. Include your full name and complete address in your resume and double check that you have included information correctly or not.

  • Set it nicely.

If possible, place your cover letter right into the email you are sending.  After that create a PDF of your resume and attach it. Creating a PDF will help to open the file in the way you want.  

iSpecialist medical recruitment is a medical recruitment agency in the UK. We provide locum, temporary and permanent job for medical professionals in the UK. If you need any help with your medical resume and medical recruitment, feel free to contact us.