At any given time, we have ten or twelve employees at our business, and most of them are full-time students. Like most businesses we have a customized employment application at our office, and I just caught a glimpse of a stack of completed job applications. In a down year we probably get 20 applications or more for each person that we hire.
- I know that you went "above and beyond" by creating a resume. If you go above and beyond in the application process, you are more likely to do so when you are at work. We like to work with people that go above and beyond to serve our patients.
- We can see how well you able to organize your thoughts. If you organize your thoughts well on a resume, you will probably also do that when you are on the phone with our patients. We like to work with people who organize their thoughts well.
- We learn how well you can communicate, spell, and write. If you can put together complete sentences on a resume, you probably can write well when you send a letter or converse with our patients on our behalf. By the way, have someone proofread your resume before you send it. We like to work with folks who can communicate well with our prospective patients.
- I see how well you represent yourself and “sell” yourself. An application from a prospective employee tells me what I value and what I want to know. However, a well-crafted resume gives me a chance to see what you value and what you want me to know. If you represent yourself well in a resume you will probably catch my attention, and I will assume that you are also capable of representing my company well. We like to work with folks who represent our business and our profession well.