Ryan is just about to graduate college and wants to find a job related to his studies in dentistry. He has never had a job as a dental assistant but knows that his resume will have to be tailored to the skills he learned at school.
Ryan decides that a creating skills-based resume is best for highlighting his education, skills, and experiences. It's a good option for people with little job experience, who are changing careers, or have gaps in their work history .
Include Contact Information
Add your name, address, phone number, and email to your resume.
If you don't feel comfortable putting your whole address, write the city and state/province.
Here's how Ryan formatted this section :
Include a Summary of your Qualifications (SOQ)
Add skills specific to the job you want to apply for, as mentioned in the job description.
Here's an example of a dental assistant's responsibilities :
Here's how Ryan formatted his Summary of Qualifications (SOQ) to incorporate skills from the job description:
One of the responsibilities mentioned in the job Ryan is applying for is taking x-rays. He's certified to take x-rays but is still nervous about executing this skill. How can he include this information in his resume?
Include Work Experience
Add paid, volunteer, and/or internship experiences. This should comprise:
company name and dates worked
summary of duties: quantify your duties to show your achievements and build credibility
Here is how Ryan formatted this section to highlight his achievements:
Include Education Experience
Add your most current education first, with the following information:
date (or expected date) of graduation
name of school and location (city and state)
Here is how Ryan formatted this section to list his education and credentials:
Ryan is in his final year of college, and is expected to graduate with his degree in February, 2022. Should he include this information in his resume?
Be like Ryan, and create a skills-based resume to apply for the job you want!
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