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Getting the Job: Writing Your Resume

A Good Resume

Your resume should be a snapshot of your experience, from work to education, that gives potential employers a clear idea of why you are qualified for the job. Your resume should inculde the following information:

Objective. Here, you can summarize your strengths and skills that make you a good fit for the type of position you are seeking.

Qualifications: In this section, provide a list of your credentials, including your state license if you practice in a state that has regulations. Here, you can also include your professional memberships, as well as a brief description of the modalities you are qualified to practice.

Education: Here, list the schools you've attended, the number of hours/credits taken, and any workshops or seminars you have attended that are relevant to the position. If you have continuing education on a specific modality, now is the time to mention it.

Work experience: List the name of your employers, as well as the dates of employment, short description of the job, and any other experience you gained that pertains tot he position you're applying for. Many people list these from most recent to oldest.

Awards and affiliations: Don't be shy about your accomplishments. List any awards or professional affiliations you have. These all speak to your commitment to the profession.

Remember that your resume should be brief, fitting onto one page, and simple in design. Don't get fancy with font, as you want the potential employer to be able to scan your resume quickly. When you're ready to send, save the document as a PDF.

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