How to write an outstanding medical technologist resume
Writing your resume is the first step in your job-hunt and the most important one.
One of the most common questions asked by medical technologists is this:
Which resume format works best for me?
Stick to a modern format that recruiters are familiar with, that also fits your work field.
A chronological resume format is your best bet because it's the most popular in the job market.
It allows you to showcase your job experience, skills, education, and certificates. It's also easy to skim through and read for recruiters once you get their attention.
There are many file formats you can choose to save your resume.
It's always good to use a PDF version of your resume when applying to a new job position unless asked otherwise.
PDF files maintain a better structure and do not require any fonts or plugins to be opened.
Now the real work begins…
Hiring managers know one thing for sure:
They want to hire the best medical technologist.
They've been recruiting employees in the medical field for decades. So, they understand what their ideal candidate is like.
Your job is to help them pick you.
And how do you do that? By showing why you're the best at what you do.
You're an applicant among hundreds competing for the same job.
You have lots of skills and experiences. You know how to do your job and handle different job duties.
The worst thing you can do is take the typical route.
If the only thing that differentiates you from others is your name, recruiters will see no real value in you. They'll keep looking until they find an interesting applicant and hire them.
But how do I stand out? You may wonder.
- Read the job offer a few times attentively
- Single out the pain points and challenges detailed in the application
- Find a unique angle to highlight the overlap between your work history and the lab's needs
Why is the company hiring?
Perhaps it's the doctors needing your help to deliver results quickly. Or maybe they're looking for a professional they can trust to provide accurate laboratory test results.
Once you identify those needs, you'll reverse engineer the job-hunt process.
You must highlight your ability to thrive in the position but from their perspective.
You'll write an appealing, job-specific resume by showing your relevant job experience. Then, you'll feature your best skills and qualities to prove your fitness for the job.