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How to Revamp Your Resume

How to Revamp Your Resume

Kim Issacs, Monster Resume Expert

Resumes for Foreign Healthcare Grads

QUESTION: Should the resume of a foreign healthcare graduate focus on work experience or education and seminars attended? I am a foreign pharmacy graduate. I am looking to change careers but would still like to work in healthcare.

WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS: As you prepare to revamp your resume to break into alternate healthcare fields, your first step should be research. Search for jobs and study job postings that interest you. Ask professionals already employed in your target field whether your education or work experience would be your strongest credential. Even though you’re pursuing a new career direction, you will probably find that your pharmaceutical background includes relevant, transferable skills and knowledge that will be in demand in other healthcare areas.

Is Your Resume in Shape?

1. When did you last update your resume?

The last time I looked for a job
Within the last month or so
Years ago

Based on what you find after conducting this research, tailor your resume accordingly by emphasizing training, experience and accomplishments that are most relevant to your new objective and employers’ needs.

If you are authorized to work in the US for any employer, it’s a good idea to mention that on your resume as well.

As a career changer, you need to state your new career goal clearly in your resume’s Title or Objective.

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