Licenses and Credentials On Your ResumePosted on August 1, 2019 Written by Cathy Allen
Are you ready for the last session of your resume prophylactic treatment?
So far we have suggested the following:
- In the Objective, highlight your best qualities and say what you can do for the employer.
- In the Experience category, emphasize the skills you have used in your past jobs that are needed in the position for which you are applying, and be specific.
- In the Education category, list the highest degree you have attained and any additional education that has prepared you for the job you are currently pursuing.
Some job seekers include this information with Education or Skills, but at Dentalworkers.com we recommend a separate License and Certification category. Only then can employers clearly see whether or not you are able to work or perform specific duties in their facilities. Unlike most hiring criteria, this one is not subjective. If you are not licensed in an area, you cannot work in that area.
However, that does not mean that you cannot be considered for future employment. If you are still in the process of becoming licensed/certified, mention it in this category, and include the date that you expect to finish the process. An employer may already know that they will need someone at that time, and either hire you now, or save your resume and call you again at the date when you will be able to work.
Remember, the more specific information you include on your resume, the better an employer can evaluate whether or not you are right for the job. By representing yourself clearly and honestly, your resume will get the response you want for the jobs you want to take.
Feel free to send any resume questions to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Licenses and Credentials). If you want specific feedback on your resume, you can submit it through the Dentalworkers.com resume builder at www.dentalworkers.com and our team will take a look at it.
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Tip of the Day: "PROOFREAD YOUR DENTAL RESUME! Once you have checked it, let your spouse check it, let your best friend check it, let your college-age kids check it! And remember, computer spell-checking does not catch grammar mistakes, so if you write "to" instead of "two", a computer will not think anything of it, but an employer will."