Some simple design techniques really take this healthcare administrator resume to the next level. A graphic in your resume header is an easy-to-implement technique, and many times, that along with some conservative color is enough.
In this case, we’ve also included a graphic on the front page, calling out four key qualifications that this candidate offers. A callout box is used for a testimonial she received from a former boss, and shading helps draw the eye to other important sections of the resume.
While there is a lot of dense content in this healthcare administrator resume, the thoughtful and strategic design of the resume ensures that it is still easy to read.
This healthcare administrator resume also shows ways to include important keywords. Keywords are essential if your resume lands in an ATS (and most will). Employers will search by keyword and will receive a list of resumes for candidates whose resumes include the keywords they searched for.
Accomplishments are broken into two large categories: Healthcare Administration & Operations Management and Patient Care & Education. This technique helps to make what would otherwise be a long, reader-unfriendly list of accomplishments into two easy-to-read sections.
This also played a strategic role in allowing us to reorganize the bullets based on which were most important to this client’s current career goal: to land a job as a healthcare administrator.
Finding ways to organize your content so it gives priority placement to the most important points is essential in all resumes, but especially important when you are trying to move your career in a new direction like this candidate was. Her goal was to land a role that emphasized healthcare administration over patient care.