You've researched and chose an occupation in the medical field. . .you've taken the first step, congratulations! Now what?

In assignment #2 you will learn about and develop your perfect resume that you will use as a roadmap on your journey towards your chosen occupation in the medical field.

Before we begin take a minute to review these F.A.Q. related to writing resumes.

What is the best resume format to use?

The best format depends on your experience and the job you’re applying for. The chronological format is most common, emphasizing work history. The functional format focuses on skills and is suitable for those with gaps in employment or changing careers. A combination format highlights both skills and experience.

Focus on academic achievements, coursework, volunteer activities, and skills relevant to the job. Highlight transferable skills developed through non-work activities.

Generally, it’s advised not to include a photo unless you’re applying for a job where appearance is a key factor, such as acting or modeling. In many countries, including a photo can lead to bias in the hiring process.

Tailor your resume to the job description, use action verbs, quantify achievements, and ensure a clean, error-free, and easy-to-read format. A unique value proposition or a strong professional summary can also make your resume stand out.

Yes, templates can be a good starting point, but customize it to reflect your personal brand and to fit the specific job you’re applying for. Avoid overly complex or graphical templates if applying through automated tracking systems.

Regularly update your resume, ideally after completing significant projects, learning new skills, or achieving new accomplishments. Even if not job searching, it’s good practice to update your resume at least once a year.

In the United States, a resume is a concise summary of your skills and experience, usually 1-2 pages, while a CV (Curriculum Vitae) is more detailed and longer, commonly used in academic, medical, or scientific fields. In Europe and other regions, CV is the standard term for what Americans consider a resume.

It’s no longer common practice to include references on a resume. Instead, have them available upon request. This saves space for more important information.

Very important, especially when applying online. Resumes are often screened by applicant tracking systems (ATS) that look for specific keywords related to the job. Use keywords from the job description to pass the ATS scan.

While not always required, a cover letter can be beneficial. It allows you to explain your interest in the position and company and to highlight key aspects of your experience and skills that make you a good fit.

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  1. Your task this week is to use your imagination and writing skills to write what your future resume will say about you.
  2. Two (2) resume templates in Word are provided for your below.  Download and use this or better yet develop your own custom version.
  3. Upon completion, return to this page and use the Assignment Submission Form below and upload your resume.

Sample #1

Sample #2

Assignment Submission Form

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.