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Old 01-28-2009, 01:04 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone, well I just got news last week that I passed my exams! Yeah. Very excited. Now on to the hard stuff - finding the job. So I'm not exactly sure where to start with my resume. I've worked in an office since I was 16 - I'm now 25. I have a great administrative resume but nothing for a medical resume. I guess what I need to know is, do I take out all of the administrative stuff and make a new resume or do I just add the medical stuff to it, which isn't really anything, ie: EMT – B: 64 hours of classroom instruction, 54 hours of skills and scenario practice, 16 hours of clinical experience in the hospital emergency department. 16 hours ride time. Where do I begin? I need to do this as soon as possible because to be honest if I have to sit behind this desk and stare at my computer screen all day long for much longer, I may just lose my mind! LOL. Thanks for your help, I'm so glad I found this sitel.


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Old 01-28-2009, 01:43 PM   #2
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My resume, given to the interviewer 2 weeks after passing my NREMT-- got me a conditional job offer at my first interview. (Well... it had real personal data)

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Steven --------
Permanent Address--123 Fake Street, Crowley Texas, 76036
Phone Number--123-456-789
Email-- myemail@yahoo.com
Objective To obtain an Emergency Medical Technician position

Professional Experience Assistant Manager
A store, Fort Worth, Texas
• Manage up to 10 employees at any one time
• Order product for three stores
• Handle customer complaints
• Handle employee complaints
• Manage income book for the stores
• Do on-site deliveries for customers
• Make advertisement phonecalls
2006-Present

Paintball Referee, (1 year before field closed)
The Paintball Arena, Pontiac Michigan
• Supervise safety of customers
• Maintain gear and equipment rentals
• Specify rules for customers
2003-2004

Education Lake Orion High School, Lake Orion Michigan, 2003-2006

Arlington Heights High School Fort Worth Texas, 2006-Dec 2006
--Graduated with diploma

Tarrant County College, Fall 2007- Present
--Criminal Justice Major
--EMT-Basic course, Fall 2008.
--NREMT-B Certified
--Rode with MedStar Fort Worth and Hurst Fire Department for clinical time


PS--- Yes, I know my education in high school doesn't add up to 4 years. When I moved to Texas, I already had more then enough credits to graduate, but had to be considered a resident student, so I had 2 classes a day for less then 3 months.
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:11 PM   #3
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Thank you for the example resume. So I guess what you are saying is that I should definitely just add on to my resume instead of handing in a plain piece of paper that says I got my certification? I think you're right, I just needed to feel a little better about it. Thanks.
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:20 PM   #4
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Hi Everyone, well I just got news last week that I passed my exams! Yeah. Very excited. Now on to the hard stuff - finding the job. So I'm not exactly sure where to start with my resume. I've worked in an office since I was 16 - I'm now 25. I have a great administrative resume but nothing for a medical resume. I guess what I need to know is, do I take out all of the administrative stuff and make a new resume or do I just add the medical stuff to it, which isn't really anything, ie: EMT – B: 64 hours of classroom instruction, 54 hours of skills and scenario practice, 16 hours of clinical experience in the hospital emergency department. 16 hours ride time. Where do I begin? I need to do this as soon as possible because to be honest if I have to sit behind this desk and stare at my computer screen all day long for much longer, I may just lose my mind! LOL. Thanks for your help, I'm so glad I found this sitel.
You have skills, you can show with your resume that you know that a job is work and not just fun. You can show longevity to a workplace, attention to detail, the ability to do the boring gotta do them sort of tasks that we all hate. Your administrative, clerical skills will help in report writing, your ability to file and maintain filing systems will help in record keeping. Any bookeeping skills or experience will show your math aptitude.
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:25 PM   #5
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Wow, I really didn't think of it that way. Now it actually seems to make sense with a reason behind it. I appreciate you guys answering so quickly!
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:29 PM   #6
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Wow, I really didn't think of it that way. Now it actually seems to make sense with a reason behind it. I appreciate you guys answering so quickly!
In reality, it's more about making the mundane seeming big. Filing stuff is boring, but you can work it in to "I am a very organized person who is capable of doing things in a needed specific way."
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:27 AM   #7
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try this

First, be honest, keep your skills behind the desk, it will show organization and the applied company can look back to see dedication, punctuality, ect. Now the hard part, now that everything from class is in your head, you need to start learning, it's like a whole new course. If you want a career in this field, you should look into taking ff training. Most cities and large Fire departments want both, medical and fire training. One the good side, If you have one, most of the time, they will pay for the other. But they usually want medics and/or ff w/ 240 class. What you need is time on the job to develop your basic skills. Try looking at hospital jobs, private ambulance, be careful, some private ambulance companies mostly transport facility to facility and you will still bang you head on your computer looking for another job. Get your feet wet, go from there.
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:43 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the great replys, they're very helpful. I thought I'd post my resume for any critiquing before I send it out this weekend. Let me know if you think I should add or remove anything so far. I would actually like to apply to work at the hospital, firehouse or medical transport. Thanks!

123 STREET. • NOWHERE, VA
PHONE 786-785-782 • E-MAIL
MY NAME

OBJECTIVE
???????????????? Don't quite know what to put here yet

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

• Certified EMT-B
• A highly organized and detailed-oriented person with years of experience providing thorough and skillful administrative and customer service support to senior executives and customers.
• Highly productive managing projects; a creative problem solver who rapidly adapts to changing needs of the organization.
• Dedicated and focused, able to prioritize and complete multiple tasks and follow through to achieve project goals.
• An independent and self-motivated professional with excellent communication skills able to grow positive relationships with customers and colleagues at all organizational levels.
• Computer skills include: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, the Internet, the Intranet, SAP and also Headway’s proprietary staffing database.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
12/06 - Present
Business Name
Target Support Liason

• Prepare and review open issues reports with the Clients consistently.

• Accept telephone queries and support requests directly from customers.
• Maintain an accurate record of activities using office tools and the Help Desk software.

• Work closely with other departments to facilitate services agreed upon by the company and the client.

• Assist in preparation and maintenance of estimate and design documents in accordance with ISO standards.

• Participate in After Hours Rotation. One week a month, on call 7x24.

• Maintain exceptional attitude toward client issues – always upbeat

• Effectively train all new employees on SAP.


2/05 – 12/06
Business Name
Administrative Supervisor

• Provide consistent and effective communication with owner and employees.
• Maintain employee files and personnel records; archive old files and prepare them for storage.
• Responsible for managing all communication in and out of business including telephone, faxes and email communication.
• Responsible for conducting all payroll activities.
• Organize delivery of all materials to and from job sites.
• Worked independently on projects with time sensitive deadlines to produce timely and accurate reports for the owner.

10/05 – 5/06
Business Name Staffing Assistant
• Effectively screen, assess, and interview candidates to determine suitability as a qualified applicant.
• Insure that all I-9 Immigration forms are accurately completed and processed according to federal guidelines.
• Provide consistent and effective communication with hiring manager and potential candidate/applicant.
• Provide accurate and timely demographic, interview and testing data entry into the front office information system.
• Maintain employee files and personnel records; archive old files and prepare them for storage.
• Act as backup Director of First Impressions as needed.

5/04 – 6/05
Business Name
Office Manager/Outside Sales
• Responsible for conducting all payroll activities
• Conducted interviews, background checks and references in hiring new personnel
• Was responsible for employee terminations.
• Responsible for conducting all off site construction client sales presentations to build new client base
• Responsible for managing all communication in and out of business including telephone, faxes and email communication.

1/04 – 5/04
Business Name
Aftermarket Specialist Manager
• Presented and sold aftermarket products and protection packages to customers after the sale of their vehicle.
• Organized the dispensing of the products prior to the delivery of the vehicle.
• Worked independently to exceed deadlines.
• Produced reports for the General Manager and General Sales Manager.

05/02 – 1/04
Business Name
Supervisor of Customer Relations
• Supervised office performing customer service and sales.
• Performed interviews, hired, and trained all new employees for the Customer Relations department.
• Taught training sales classes for new car salesman and designed slide presentations in PowerPoint to assist in their dealership training.
• Worked independently on projects with time sensitive deadlines to produce timely and accurate reports for top executives.
• Created highly effective filing systems, including quick and thorough indexing, resulting in easy access to critical information.
• Answered and screened incoming calls; provided excellent customer service.
• Ensured volume of outgoing customer service and sales calls exceeded management's expectations.
• Coordinated sales and call center meetings on an as needed basis.


Education:
• EMT – B: 64 hours of classroom instruction, 54 hours of skills and scenario practice, 16 hours of clinical experience in the hospital emergency department; 16 hours ride time.
• Currently taking Pre Nursing School classes
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:13 AM   #9
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first, what is your goal? to gain medical experience to become more knowledgeable in the medical field.
2. Liaison is the correct spelling i believe
3. If you put a period at the end-make sure it is a complete sentence, also use 24/7 instead of 24x7
4. Keep consistancy with your capitalization in the sentences. Either use regular capitalization or use it to stand out, but then use it the entire section.
5. Figure out whether you want single or double spacing on your bullets, stick with uniformity.
6. When listing work history, make sure to include location, town and state.
7. When using abbreviations, the first usage, spell it out then in (lol) the initials.
8. You past experience, make sure all experiences are refered to in past tense, not most in past tense and a couple in present tense.
9. Use some type of divider between items, a solid line, just tweek it a bit, looks good.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:32 AM   #10
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The objective is basically the job you want, so


"Objective; To obtain an Emergency Medical Technician position"



For education, take out the hours spent as the prospective employer already knows what it takes. Instead, put High School Gruaduate (or GED, whichever) and how long you'v ebeen in college.

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