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2 Ways Your Résumé Can Show that You’re Results-Oriented

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We continue our look at effective résumé tips designed to help you catch the eye of a potential employer, courtesy of Nicole Fallon, assistant editor over at Business News Daily.

Here are two tips that will go a long way in showing that you’re results-oriented:

1. Use Quantifiable Data

“You might not think numbers and percentages are important when listing your job accomplishments, but potential employers want to see exactly what your contribution was to your current or previous company,” Fallon writes.

Cristin Sturchio of Cognolink said it’s important that you back your accomplishments up with data. This level of focus shows you’re concerned with outcomes.

“‘Made outbound calls to generate donations from alumni’ tells what you did. ‘Made 150 outbound calls to alumni that resulted in $12,500 in donations’ tells what you achieved,” she told Fallon.

Then, there’s the “alpha and omega” approach, Charley Polachi of Polachi Access Executive Search said, which is also known in the world of dieting as before and after.

Did you bring more patients in? Did revenue increase following your involvement with implementing related initiatives? Was technology added to the department upon your insistence? What processes did you help to change? Did you weed out inefficiencies, cut back on readmissions, improve quality and safety, etc.?

All of these are buzzwords that will stand out to healthcare leaders and executives. They need physicians and advanced practitioners who will help them achieve the benchmarks currently necessary for continued reimbursement, not to mention their overall standing within the marketplace.

2. Discuss Your Side Projects

Paraphrasing the advice of another expert, Fallon writes, “Even if potential employees are working on side projects unrelated to the full-time job they are seeking, it may be worthwhile to include those efforts on a résumé. Any kind of side venture, side business, or project that could be indirectly related to the full-time work you're pursuing is a good idea.”

What did you do for your community at your old job? Did you participate in programs designed to increase healthcare access for the uninsured and underinsured? Did you go on a mission trip with your church or community group, using vacation time to provide your services? What other activities did you pursue in the community that demonstrate your overall concern for the quality of healthcare in the area in which you are employed?

According to Aspyre consultant Dana Leavy-Detrick, “This is a great way to show employers that you're using your own time to acquire and grow skills outside of the job that will help you develop and contribute in the long run. It's also a great way for job seekers to engage in the type of work and learn the type of skills that really interest them.”

As physicians and advanced practitioners who are looking for jobs, what are some side projects you’ve undertaken that would interest a potential employer? What are some achievements from your previous position for which you would need to provide quantifiable data?

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