At this stage of the process of finding a travel physical therapist job you will be asked to submit your resume. If you don’t have a resume some travel physical therapy companies will write or rewrite it for you using information you provided them, either in your application or a pre-existing resume you have.
Having a great resume is vital for you as a travel physical therapist so that you will stand out as the best candidate and can get the job you want. The way a resume looks is important, but what is more important is the content, so don’t get too caught up in the style, fonts or colors. In fact your recruiter may change it too match the companies format anyway. That is why it is important for you take the time to make sure you have the best resume around. To do that you want to:
1. Make sure it is accurate
2. Spell check
- All certifications
- All licensures
- Job duties and clinical areas you focused on
- Types of patients you work with
- Locations of previous work history
- Complete start and stop dates
- Job type (travel assignment, perm, PRN, contract)
- All degrees you may hold
- Locations of any school/college you attended
- Dates you attended those schools
- Any awards or achievements you have earned
- Keywords that standout when your resume is scanned by either a hiring manager or a search engine
The company you are working with should have lots of insight into what hospitals and skilled nursing facilities are looking for in a resume so make sure to ask them if there is anything you can do to enhance yours. Some items you will also want to include are things like volunteer experience you have and associations you belong to. Including a summary of qualifications is also a good idea since it can give a hiring manager looking at your resume an easy overview of why they should hire you.
Make sure to list all the relevant positions you have worked in. Let your recruiter decided how far back to go in your history because you don’t know how that older position might lead to you getting the job.
The best thing you can do for your resume is pay attention to the details and be thorough. So do that and you will have a great travel physical therapy resume.