You’ve probably heard the old saying, “you only get one chance to make a first impression.”
Your resume is the first time your prospective employer “meets” you. What do want your chiropractic resume to say about you?
When writing a resume for chiropractic jobs, there are some important things to keep in mind.
- Save the Curriculum Vitae (CV) for academia. Your future chiropractic employer wants to see your work experience, adjusting skills, specialized techniques or certifications and schooling. You can certainly showcase your extensive background, especially if you have research or have been published, but save it for your interview. Some great CV-writing resources can be found on the Purdue OWL.
- Use minimal formatting. There are literally thousands of sample resume templates out there, but too much formatting can make your document unreadable once sent through email or uploaded to a website. You want to make sure the information you provide in your resume doesn’t get lost in translation.
- Choose simple fonts. Your resume is not the place to take creative license. Choose one or two fonts and be consistent throughout your entire resume. Arial, Times New Roman and Garamond are great options.
- Make sure to include your best contact information. This sounds like a no-brainer, but you would be amazed at how many people don’t update their contact information. Make sure to list your best phone number and email address so your future chiropractic employer can reach you. Don’t forget to answer any unknown callers. Opportunity may be knocking!
- PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD. Remember the first impression thing? You may be the best chiropractor in the world, but your typos distracted the hiring doctor or human resource professional. Get a second set of eyes to review your resume, even if you think it’s perfect.
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Thank you to Life University for your help compiling these tips.