Get hired as a medical transcriptionist at home with a knockout resume!
MTatHome Medical Transcription Sample Resume Information:
It is estimated that out of every 100 resumes received; only two interviews are given.
With these odds, you will need to have a resume that is interesting enough to catch the eye of a prospective employer to call you for an interview. How do you do that?
You use selected facts.
Selected facts are those particular skills, experiences, accomplishments, training, and whatever else you can bring to a company that matches closely with their needs and desires. Be honest!
Never put down information that is untrue. Most people do check references!
FORMATTING YOUR MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RESUME
- Remember to include “white space.” This suggests you are self-assured and don’t need to fill every inch on the paper. It is attractive to the reader and easier for the eye.
- Use uppercase letters for titles or headings. Try not to overdo it though, as this tends to cancel the attraction.
- Use italics or bold to emphasize a dramatic accomplishment.
- Use bullets to make points or set apart lists of accomplishments.
- A word that is spelled incorrectly on a resume is “permission” for the resume to be trashed! Get someone to check the resume for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
PARTS OF A RESUME
- Name and Contact Information
- Work Experience
- Certifications and memberships
- Awards and achievements
Listing a “career objective” is optional. Sometimes listing it can knock you out of the running for job openings of which you were not aware. Instead, consider including a synopsis at the beginning of your resume that briefly summarizes your experience and education and how you can benefit the company.
- GOOFY EMAIL ADDRESSES – Please use a professional email address on the resume! It can be your name or initial and name, etc. (Example: Jessica.Jones@_____.com or Jones.MTServices@______.com) Please do not use an email address such as (workathomemom3@_____.com or Ilovecats@_____.com) These types of email addresses will appear unprofessional and will cause most potential employers to feel you do not take the career seriously.
- MISSPELLINGS, TYPOS, POOR GRAMMAR – We have already mentioned how significant it is to proofread the resume. However, we are mentioning it again because it is so important. You would not believe the numbers of resumes that get sent in for job openings that are full of errors. Do not always trust just the spell check to catch every error! There are words that some people might spell wrong, yet the computer sees it as accurate, For example: The word their and there are correct spellings. However, if you use either one in the wrong context, it can hurt the resume. Make sure you p the resume for both spelling errors and grammar errors!
- NOT RESULTS ORIENTED – Show the prospective employer what you accomplished on the job. What skills and experience you have and what benefits you can bring to their company.
- RAMBLING TOO MUCH -Avoid using long paragraphs and sentences that say too little. Do not go on and on about how you want to work at home with your kids, or that you need to work at home because of your health conditions. A resume should contain the important facts that would catch the potential employer’s eye. It does not need to contain a lot of personal information or paragraphs that are too long.
- HARD-TO-FOLLOW INFORMATION – Organize the information so it is easy to read. Begin with the most important point, e.g., education if you have just graduated, and then go from there. Another good place to start is with a short paragraph of your strong points and how these can benefit their company. Maybe you are a person that is very detail oriented and have excellent grammar skills. This can be very useful because the doctor would get reports that are not filled with grammar mistakes.
- MISDIRECTED RESUMES – Do not mail or e-mail unsolicited resumes. If you hear of an open position, contact the company to verify the opening and find out where to direct your resume.
- POORLY TYPED AND PRINTED – In our line of work, flawless resumes are imperative. If you do not have access to a laser or ink-jet printer, have a friend print it for you or take it to a print shop.
- RESUMES THAT ARE TOO LONG – Your resume should not be several pages long unless you have a Master’s degree or above. Try to limit the resume to one page. Keep it clear and concise.
- TOO MUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION – The potential employer does not need to know intimate information such as your height, weight, age, sex, health, and marital status. We mentioned this above as well. This is very important! Doctors want to know about the professional side of you.
- TOO SPARSE -If you only list dates and positions, what is going to interest the person hiring?
- TRIES TOO HARD – Do not present yourself as desperate to find a job. You also do not want to distract from the resume by using decorative fonts everywhere or using bright pretty paper. Avoid fancy typesetting and exotic paper stocks that distract from the clarity of your presentation. Many experts say that any paper color is fine, as long as it is WHITE, WHITE, or WHITE.
Please understand that this sample resume is very generic and cannot look the way it should on a web page that it would on a Word document. However, it does show what should be included along with the resume tips mentioned above.
When we review your resume as a student, we will edit it for format, style, and content. Once this is done we will wait for your approval before sending out your resume.
Medical Transcription Sample Resume
MARY JONES 123 ABC Street Atlanta, GA 55555 555-555-5555 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Medical Transcriptionist that is very detail oriented. I pay close attention to grammar and punctuation. Skills include:
(School Name) – School of Medical Transcription – (City), (State) – (Contact Information)
I received a certificate in medical transcription on January 12, 2009.
I completed comprehensive course work (600 hours) in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, grammar and punctuation, proofreading and editing, equipment and technology, ethical and legal responsibilities as a medical transcriptionist.
My training also included over 200+ medical reports in a variety of medical fields. I was trained on how to proofread and edit reports created by SRT software. This school follows the AHDI (formerly known as The American Association for Medical Transcription) model curriculum.
Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas Bachelor of Arts, Biology June 2001.
High School Diploma, SOME TOWN HIGH SCHOOL – Some town, OH, 1998
Internship for ABC COMPANY
I worked in medical transcription via Review of Systems School of Medical Transcription and California Medical Transcription. 12/09 to 03/10
I worked from my home office transcribing dictation for a large teaching hospital. I transcribed at least 80 hours of dictation, including discharge summaries, letters, consultations, operative reports, and clinic notes.
KPL Gas, Kansas City, Missouri 01/04 to 11/09 Word Processing Specialist
References are not really needed on a resume. If an employer wants to request references, they will ask you for them.
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