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Resume Tips for Physical Therapy Professionals

Resume Tips for Physical Therapy Professionals

By Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert

Show Your Dedication to the Field

Membership in professional associations such as the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), industry leadership roles and volunteer activities help demonstrate that you are committed to the field. Be sure to detail all of your industry activities in an Affiliations section.

Include Keywords

Keywords are search terms employers use to weed through resume databases. Your resume should include physical therapy-related keywords to ensure it is found in an electronic applicant search. Examples of keywords include job titles, degrees, certifications, professional organizations and skills/areas of specialty (e.g., patient assessment, muscle reeducation, geriatrics). If a keyword has a widely used acronym, include both the abbreviated and spelled-out forms somewhere in your resume since an employer may use either during a search.

Target Your Resume

Your resume must immediately grab an employer’s interest if it is to survive the initial screening process. Take the time to customize your resume each time before you send it out. Modify your Objective/Qualifications profile to specifically address the employer’s needs.

By showing exactly how you would contribute to an employer’s team, your resume will stand out from the crowd.

This article originally appeared on Monster Career Advice.

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