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Soon it will be time to write your first EKG Technician job resume.
But what should you put on your resume to sell your skills, experience, and abilities in a way that makes you stand out as an ideal job candidate?
When it comes time to reach out to employers who are hiring, here are some pointers on crafting an EKG Technician job resume that will get you noticed.
Moving from the top of your resume to the bottom, here’s an outline for the content you should be including on your EKG Technician resume.
An employer needs to know who you are, where you’re from, and how to contact you.
At the top of your resume include:
Tip: You may also want to include a link to your LinkedIn profile.
Use your professional summary to showcase your skills and experience you know the employer is looking for after reading the job description.
When you use the job description as a guide for writing your professional summary your resume will be job-targeted. It won’t read like a generic resume.
You can either bullet-point your professional summary, or write a short 4-5 sentence paragraph.
Certainly let the employer know you are a Certified EKG Technician, CET.
After that, describe other key skills and experience needed to perform the job for which you’re applying. For instance, make sure to include previous healthcare work and/or clinical training if the employer has made a point of stating this experience is essential or desirable.
Remember, your professional summary is your chance to show an employer that you would be a good fit for the job.
For your education, you’ll want to list the school at which you obtained your EKG Technician training. Then list your other education and training, especially any other healthcare training you may have.
When you’re listing your certifications you’ll want to once again let the employer know that you are a Certified EKG Technician, CET.
If your EKG Technician Course includes an externship it’s preferable to separate this experience (and other healthcare experience if you have it) from your other professional work experience.
When you do this, it helps give your resume career focus and will also put a spotlight on your achievements at your EKG Technician externship.
As a general rule of thumb, you’ll want to list no more than 10-year’s other professional work experience.
When you’re listing job duties and achievements, it’s a good idea to focus on those that demonstrate the skills and experience the employer is looking for.
For example, does the employer want to hire someone who can analyze complex data. If that’s the case, what other professional work experience do you have where you showed you’re capable of doing that? Think about it and then include an example of that experience on your resume.
Tip: As you your healthcare experience grows, you should think about removing your other professional work experience from your resume as it will become less relevant to the jobs you’re applying for in comparison to your healthcare experience.
When you apply for your first EKG Technician job you want to make a good first impression. And in most cases, your resume will be the employer’s first impression of you.
So after you’ve written your resume, it’s a good idea to contact your school’s Career Services Department.
Career Services staff will be able to check your resume for grammar, spelling, or formatting errors. They’ll also let you know if you’re showcasing your training, skills, and experience in a way that will encourage a hiring manager or recruiter to invite you for an interview.