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Book description

Resumes for people seeking health care jobs at all levels—from allied health technicians to physicians.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. TABLE OF CONTENTS
  5. ABOUT THIS BOOK
  6. INTRODUCTION
    1. Considering Entering the Health Care Field?
      1. EDUCATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS
      2. EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
    2. If You’re Already in Health Care, Where Are the Jobs?
      1. OCCUPATIONS WITHIN THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY
        1. Professional Occupations
        2. Allied Health Care Professionals and Technicians
        3. Service Occupations
        4. Administrative and Management Occupations
      2. WHERE HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE EMPLOYED
        1. Hospitals
        2. Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
        3. Physicians’ Offices
        4. Dentists’ Offices
        5. Home Health Care Services
        6. Offices of Other Health Practitioners
        7. Ambulatory Health Care Services
    3. A Step-by-Step Action Plan for Finding Your Next Great Job
      1. STEP 1: WRITE A POWERFUL RESUME
      2. STEP 2: BECOME A SAVVY JOB SEEKER
      3. STEP 3: LAUNCH A SUCCESSFUL SEARCH CAMPAIGN
    4. Conclusion
  7. PART I Resume Writing, Strategy, and Formats
    1. CHAPTER 1 Resume Writing Strategies for Health Care Careers
      1. Resume Strategies
        1. RESUME STRATEGY #1: WHO ARE YOU AND HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE PERCEIVED?
        2. RESUME STRATEGY #2: SELL IT TO ME...DON’T TELL IT TO ME
        3. RESUME STRATEGY #3: USE KEYWORDS
        4. RESUME STRATEGY #4: USE THE “BIG” AND SAVE THE “LITTLE”
        5. RESUME STRATEGY #5: MAKE YOUR RESUME “INTERVIEWABLE”
        6. RESUME STRATEGY #6: ELIMINATE CONFUSION WITH STRUCTURE AND CONTEXT
        7. RESUME STRATEGY #7: USE FUNCTION TO DEMONSTRATE ACHIEVEMENT
        8. RESUME STRATEGY #8: REMAIN IN THE REALM OF REALITY
        9. RESUME STRATEGY #9: BE CONFIDENT
      2. There Are No Resume Writing Rules
        1. CONTENT STANDARDS
          1. Writing Style
            1. First Person:
            2. Third Person:
          2. Phrases to Stay Away From
          3. Resume Style
          4. Resume Formats
            1. Paragraph Format
            2. Bulleted Format
            3. Combination Format
          5. E-mail Address and URL
        2. PRESENTATION STANDARDS
          1. Typestyle
          2. Type Size
            1. Very readable in 9-point Verdana
            2. Difficult to read in too-small 9-point Gill Sans
            3. Concise and readable in 12-point Times New Roman
            4. A bit overwhelming in too-large 12-point Bookman Old Style
          3. Type Enhancements
          4. Page Length
          5. Paper Color
          6. Graphics
          7. White Space
        3. ACCURACY AND PERFECTION
    2. CHAPTER 2 Writing Your Resume
      1. Making the Right Choice: Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
      2. Step-by-Step: Writing the Perfect Resume and CV
        1. CONTACT INFORMATION
          1. Name
          2. Address
          3. Telephone Number(s)
          4. E-mail Address
          5. Don’t Forget Page 2
        2. CAREER SUMMARY
          1. Headline Format
          2. Paragraph Format
          3. Core Competencies Summary Format
          4. Bullet List Format
          5. Category Format
        3. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
          1. Achievement Format
          2. Challenge, Action, and Results (CAR) Format
          3. Functional Format
          4. Career-Track Format
          5. Project Highlights Format
          6. Skills-Based Format
          7. Experience Format
        4. EDUCATION, CREDENTIALS, AND CERTIFICATIONS
          1. Medical Education Format
          2. Executive Education Format
          3. Academic Credentials Format
          4. Non-degree Format
          5. No-College Format
        5. THE “EXTRAS”
          1. Honors and Awards
          2. Public Speaking
          3. Research and Publications
          4. Technology Equipment and Instrumentation
          5. Teaching and Training Experience
          6. Committees and Task Forces
          7. Professional Affiliations
          8. Civic Affiliations
          9. Personal Information
          10. Consolidating the Extras
      3. Writing Tips, Techniques, and Important Lessons
        1. GET IT DOWN—THEN POLISH AND PERFECT IT
        2. WRITE YOUR RESUME FROM THE BOTTOM UP
        3. INCLUDE NOTABLE OR PROMINENT “EXTRA” STUFF IN YOUR CAREER SUMMARY
        4. USE RESUME SAMPLES TO GET IDEAS FOR CONTENT, FORMAT, AND ORGANIZATION
        5. SHOULD YOU INCLUDE DATES?
          1. An Individual Decision
          2. Should You Include Dates in the Education Section?
        6. ALWAYS SEND A COVER LETTER WHEN YOU FORWARD YOUR RESUME
        7. NEVER INCLUDE SALARY HISTORY OR SALARY REQUIREMENTS ON YOUR RESUME
        8. ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE SELLING
    3. CHAPTER 3 Printed, Scannable, Electronic, and Web Resumes
      1. The Four Types of Resumes
        1. THE PRINTED RESUME
        2. THE SCANNABLE RESUME
        3. THE ELECTRONIC RESUME
          1. E-mail Attachments
          2. ASCII Text Files
        4. THE WEB RESUME
      2. Are You Ready to Write Your Resume?
      3. The Four Resume Types Compared
  8. PART II Sample Resumes for Health Care Careers
    1. CHAPTER 4 Resumes for Physicians and Surgeons
    2. CHAPTER 5 Resumes for Nursing Careers
    3. CHAPTER 6 Resumes for Allied Health Practitioners
    4. CHAPTER 7 Resumes for Allied Health Technicians and Technologists
    5. CHAPTER 8 Resumes for Dental Careers
    6. CHAPTER 9 Resumes for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
    7. CHAPTER 10 Resumes for Clinical Research Professionals
    8. CHAPTER 11 Resumes for Health Care Administrators, Managers, Administrative Support Staff, and Consultants
    9. CHAPTER 12 Resumes for Health Care Educators
  9. PART III Cover Letters for Health Care Careers
    1. CHAPTER 13 Writing a Winning Cover Letter
      1. Six Steps to Writing Better Cover Letters
        1. STEP 1: IDENTIFY YOUR KEY SELLING POINTS
          1. Know Your Objective
          2. Summarize Your Experience
          3. Sell Your Achievements
        2. STEP 2: PREPLAN
        3. STEP 3: WRITE THE OPENING PARAGRAPH
        4. STEP 4: WRITE THE BODY
        5. STEP 5: WRITE THE CLOSING
        6. STEP 6: POLISH, PROOFREAD, AND FINALIZE
      2. Authors’ Best Tips for Writing Winning Cover Letters
        1. DON’T REINVENT THE WHEEL
        2. SELL IT TO ME; DON’T TELL IT TO ME
        3. GET OVER WRITER’S BLOCK
        4. ANSWER THE EMPLOYER’S MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION: “WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR ME?”
      3. Cover Letter Checklist
    2. CHAPTER 14 Sample Cover Letters
  10. APPENDIX Internet Career Resources
    1. Dictionaries and Glossaries
      1. JOB SEARCH SITES
      2. GENERAL SITES
      3. HEALTH CARE/MEDICAL/PHARMACEUTICAL CAREERS
      4. CAREER-SPECIFIC SITES
        1. Accounting Careers
        2. Arts and Media Careers
        3. Education Careers
        4. Food Service Careers
        5. Government Careers
        6. Human Resources Careers
        7. International Careers
        8. Legal Careers
        9. Military Transition Sites
        10. Sales and Marketing Careers
        11. Technology/Engineering Careers
        12. Sites for Miscellaneous Specific Fields
    2. Company Information
    3. Interviewing Tips and Techniques
    4. Salary and Compensation Information
  11. INDEX OF CONTRIBUTORS
  12. INDEX