Every year in the healthcare industry, job candidates look to find the perfect job.  You have probably perfected your resume, but still have not found the job of your dreams.  It is important during your long-term care job search, that you continually make improvements to your resume.  Even if you have the perfect resume, you must tweak it for the specific job you apply for.

Improvements to your resume should be ongoing.  Here are a few suggestions to keep it fresh and give you a better shot at that job you want:

  • You know that hiring managers typically spend only a few seconds looking at your resume, therefore, it is important that you make it easy to skim. Of course, the layout is important, place the most important pieces of information near the top, however, if you construct it so that the hiring manager can skim for all the highlights, you will stand a better chance of getting further review.
  • Tailoring your resume to fit the specific job you are applying for is a must in today’s job market. Gone are the days when you would mass produce your resume and just hand out one after another.  Today, it must showcase exactly what the hiring manager is looking for in the perfect candidate.
  • It is no secret the job search has turned electronic, and mobile in many cases. This is why, it is important that you make sure your online resume is mobile friendly.  Whether the hiring manager is looking at it on a desktop or a mobile device should not matter.  They should see a well put together resume that gives them exactly what they want.
  • If you have included your resume on any social media platforms or website, again make sure that it is well put together and will give the hiring manager exactly what they seek. Information about you and your skills.

Everyone believes they have the perfect resume, however, it is important that you keep it fresh.  Consider some of the suggestions here to give you a better shot at that perfect job!

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