Drafting a strong resume is important, but tailoring that resume to the career you’re looking to get hired into can help you stand out from the pack and land an interview.
When writing your physical therapy, occupational therapy or athletic training resume, it is vital to highlight your direct and related experience for the specific position you are applying. For some help getting started, check out the suggestions and resources featured below:
Headings and Sections
One simple way to highlight your related-experience is by updating the headings on your resume, as well as the content included under each heading. Take the following tips into consideration:
Licenses and Certifications:
Physical/Occupational Therapy or Athletic Training Experience:
Other Relevant Experience:
If you are a student applying for internships or your first professional position, list out your clinicals and even observations. Not only is it part of your schooling, but it is relevant experience that you can draw upon, just like you would with any other job.
For tailored resume examples and more detailed information, take a look at these resources: (Author note: these resources are not affiliated with Athletico)
Keep in mind that you also have great resources in professors and the professional mentors who have helped you get this far. Remember to have your resume reviewed by at least two other people before submitting it for a job. There is no right or wrong way to write your resume, but there are tips that can help you showcase your talent.
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