Can someone please revise my resume/cover letter?
I have a BA degree in sociology and interested in social services/human services/administration/ and human resources. I am not specially qualified or skilled. I have had three summer jobs in the past ( family friends got it for me). i do not want to go back to school and am really just looking for a decent paying job. I am also looking to relocate. Can you look at my resume and cover letter and give your opinions please?
To obtain an Activities Aide position within the healthcare arena, which utilizes my educational background and office skills with an opportunity for growth and advancement.
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
Chelsea Diagnostic Radiology, New York, NY 5/11-8/11
• Accurately scheduled and confirmed patient appointments for Diagnostic Imaging, CT, MRI, Interventional Radiology, and Ultrasound including daily add-ons utilizing automated patient scheduling system.
• Educated and instructed patients about their clinical exams including required exam preparations. Interviewed and processed patients for Diagnostic Imaging, CT, MRI, Interventional Radiology, and Ultrasound procedures.
• Prepared daily schedule of procedures to be performed and distributed to appropriate areas, i.e. physicians, outpatient desk, pre-registration, including add-ons.
• Answered telephones, providing information, taking appropriate messages and delivering to proper personnel.
Law Offices of Gregory Miller, White Plains, NY 5/10-8/10
• Efficiently assisted trial lawyers in filing pleadings, summarizing depositions and preparing trial exhibits
• Assisted legal secretaries with preparation of legal documents
• Served as liaison with clients to update their cases
Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt. Kisco, New York 5/09-8/09
• Responsible for providing secretarial support to the Imaging Services Department and serves as Program Coordinator for the Uterine Artery Embolization program at NWH.
• Answered the phone, scheduled appointments, copied and distributed documents.
• Prioritized and organized own workload and routine administrative matters to assure completion of tasks within time frame designated.
• Coordinated weekly conference meetings to optimize efficiency and productivity
Leadership Roles and Organizations:
Invited, Member, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority Fall 2008-May 2010
Catholic Campus Ministry Fall 2008- Present
Greek Intervarsity Fall 2010-Present
Computer Skills: Proficient in: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, and Power Point.
Dear Hiring Manager,
I have just completed my undergraduate studies at XYZ University, Florida. The focus of my undergraduate studies is in the Healthcare arena I am interested in applying for the Activities Aide position listed on indeed.com.
I have experience in scheduling appointments, communications with clients, and I am familiar with a variety of phone systems. My communication skills are excellent and I have training on a variety of Microsoft Office software programs and systems.
I believe that I would be an asset to your office. This position would provide me with the ideal opportunity to assist at your organization and to expand my managerial and interpersonal skills.
I hope to schedule an interview at a mutually convenient time. I look forward to speaking with you.
Thank you for your consideration.
Asked By: Mary - 11/6/2012
I do this all day long...
Here's a quick review. First, most folks have discontinued putting an objective. Education goes on the bottom. (it's an accomplishment but does not prove you can actually DO anything...sorry...)Start with a "summary of qualifications." This should be strong enough to hook the reader into wanting to keep reading.
Work history. Medical/legal. Add something about confidentiality, such as HIPAA compliance. Something to show that you are customer service oriented. It's all about what you can do for the company and its customers..they don't care about "expanding your managerial skills." If you did any significant projects in your organizations, you want to list them. You make good use of adjectives. It really is a pretty good resume for a young person, however, the problem is that lots of unemployed folks have years and years of solid experience. Very important: tweak the resume to match the job description, each and every time. It pays off.
Did they really have you doing depo summaries on a summer job? They aren't easy!
Answered By: Elucidator - 11/6/2012