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How to Write a Resume Objective that Will Wow

Posted on:
April 22, 2014
Author:
Danielle Smith

As you’re composing your CV, you might be debating whether or not you should include an objective. The first thing to understand is exactly what the purpose of an objective is. Simply put, your objective should explain what your goals are and what you are looking to get out of the job position you are applying for.  Below are some basic “Do’s and Don’ts” to make your objective stand out, and help you land the job.

Do: Keep it short and simple

Your objective does not need to be long-winded and exaggerated. Limit yourself to 1-2 sentences and get right to the point. Highlight traits and experience that make you the best candidate for the job and end it. The bulk of your CV stands in your experience, you don’t want to bore the reader by dragging on about information which will be mentioned again later. The shorter the better is the rule of thumb here.

Don’t: Get side-tracked

You may find yourself going off on a tangent about why you’re qualified for this position, or delve into your personal interests, but that is what the rest of your CV is for. The employer will have a chance to review your qualifications and history by reading the rest of your CV, the objective is simply a chance for them to get an idea of what you are looking to get out of this position, and why you’ll be a good match.

Do: Customize for each resume you send out

In the case where you’re applying to different types of jobs, say for various specialties or facilities, you will want to change your objective to relate to the job position in which you are applying to. For example, perhaps you’re applying to one hospital and one small clinic, cater your objective to what you like about each environment. In one objective, you may express your aspiration to work in a small clinic where you have a closer, more intimate relationship with patients. For a hospital, you might highlight your desire to work in a fast-paced environment among a team of respected surgeons. All in all, you’ll want the person reviewing your resume to see you are a good fit for the position to which you are applying.

Don’t: Stress!

Remember, the objective is optional. If you can’t think of a clever statement that summarizes your goals and skills and makes you look like the perfect candidate for the job—leave it out! As mentioned in the first tip, the bulk of your CV stands in the employment and educational history. The employer reviewing your CV will not analyze your objective for hours, but will spend most of the time looking over your history and qualifications.

 

That being said, your objective could make you stand out among the pile of other applicants, so it’s worth a shot to try out the above tips. And remember, if you are struggling or need additional guidance when it comes to composing your objective, or your CV as a whole, email us at support@leapdoctor.com and we will review and edit your CV for free! Yes, you heard it, for free! You don’t want to miss out on this great service we offer, so shoot us an email today.

 

 

is the Social Media & Public Relations Specialist for leapdoctor.com. She has been with the company for two and a half years and is responsible for maintaining and managing their internet presence, including their social media channels and blog. She has successfully grown the company’s social networks to reach numbers in the thousands and truly loves teaching others how to implement social media practices through her webinars. Danielle received her BA in Communications from Michigan State University and in her spare time she enjoys baking, running, and spending time with her Fiance and their pets.


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Perfecting your CV: The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing your Objective

Posted on:
April 22, 2014
Author:
Danielle Smith

As you’re composing your CV, you might be debating whether or not you should include an objective. The first thing to understand is exactly what the purpose of an objective is. Simply put, your objective should explain what your goals are and what you are looking to get out of the job position you are applying for.  Below are some basic “Do’s and Don’ts” to make your objective stand out, and help you land the job.

Do: Keep it short and simple

Your objective does not need to be long-winded and exaggerated. Limit yourself to 1-2 sentences and get right to the point. Highlight traits and experience that make you the best candidate for the job and end it. The bulk of your CV stands in your experience, you don’t want to bore the reader by dragging on about information which will be mentioned again later. The shorter the better is the rule of thumb here.

Don’t: Get side-tracked

You may find yourself going off on a tangent about why you’re qualified for this position, or delve into your personal interests, but that is what the rest of your CV is for. The employer will have a chance to review your qualifications and history by reading the rest of your CV, the objective is simply a chance for them to get an idea of what you are looking to get out of this position, and why you’ll be a good match.

Do: Customize for each resume you send out

In the case where you’re applying to different types of jobs, say for various specialties or facilities, you will want to change your objective to relate to the job position in which you are applying to. For example, perhaps you’re applying to one hospital and one small clinic, cater your objective to what you like about each environment. In one objective, you may express your aspiration to work in a small clinic where you have a closer, more intimate relationship with patients. For a hospital, you might highlight your desire to work in a fast-paced environment among a team of respected surgeons. All in all, you’ll want the person reviewing your resume to see you are a good fit for the position to which you are applying.

Don’t: Stress!

Remember, the objective is optional. If you can’t think of a clever statement that summarizes your goals and skills and makes you look like the perfect candidate for the job—leave it out! As mentioned in the first tip, the bulk of your CV stands in the employment and educational history. The employer reviewing your CV will not analyze your objective for hours, but will spend most of the time looking over your history and qualifications.

 

That being said, your objective could make you stand out among the pile of other applicants, so it’s worth a shot to try out the above tips. And remember, if you are struggling or need additional guidance when it comes to composing your objective, or your CV as a whole, email us at support@leapdoctor.com and we will review and edit your CV for free! Yes, you heard it, for free! You don’t want to miss out on this great service we offer, so shoot us an email today.

 

is the Social Media & Public Relations Specialist for leapdoctor.com. She has been with the company for two and a half years and is responsible for maintaining and managing their internet presence, including their social media channels and blog. She has successfully grown the company’s social networks to reach numbers in the thousands and truly loves teaching others how to implement social media practices through her webinars. Danielle received her BA in Communications from Michigan State University and in her spare time she enjoys baking, running, and spending time with her Fiance and their pets.

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Updated Spring Webinar Schedule

Posted on:
April 22, 2014
Author:
Danielle Smith

5/7: Social Media 101 (Free) – Sign Up
What is a hashtag? What content should I be sharing? How do I gain more exposure and a larger following? These questions and more will be answered in this beginner-level webinar covering the basics of social media.

5/14: Social Recruiting: How to Attract & Hire Physicians Using Social Media (Free) – Sign Up
Learn how to recruit physicians using social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. You will also be introduced to time and cost-saving tools to help in your social recruiting efforts.

5/28: Healthcare Recruiting with Facebook ($79; Free for Premier Members)– Sign Up
This webinar will go into detail on how to use Facebook as a recruiting tool. Custom lists, ad creation and analysis, and graph search are all topics of discussion.

6/4: #RecruitingWithTwitter ($79; Free for Premier Members)– Sign Up
A detailed look at how and why you should be using Twitter to recruit. Utilizing Twitter-focused tools such as TweetSpice, FollowerWonk, and more will be discussed.

6/11: Recruiting Physicians with LinkedIn ($79; Free for Premier Members)– Sign Up
You may be on LinkedIn for your own professional benefit, but did you know it’s the most efficient social network for recruiting? Find out why and how to use it to its fullest potential in this webinar.

6/18: The Importance of Using YouTube, Pinterest, & Google+ to Recruit ($79; Free for Premier Members)– Sign Up
These three tools are growing in popularity and are very useful in the world of social recruiting. In this webinar we will teach you how to build your internet presence and attract and recruit candidates by embracing these social networks.

6/25: Helping with your Social Media Efforts: HootSuite and Other Time Management Tools ($79; Free for Premier Members)– Sign Up
Learn time-saving techniques such as how to automate and schedule your posts using social media management dashboards. This webinar will also go over other time management tools including Google Alerts and other content generators.


Contact Danielle at dsmith@leapdoctor.com or (517) 999-4606 for more information regarding the webinars. We look forward to seeing there and teaching you all about social recruiting!

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Go Green on Earth Day!

Posted on:
April 22, 2014
Author:
Danielle Smith

In honor of Earth Day being today, we’re going even greener than we already are– and you should, too! In contrast to what our famous frog friend once said, it really is easy being green. Here’s a few tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint and be a friend to the Earth. We suggest taking these tips and incorporating them into your every day routines past Earth Day.

  • Give your car a break

Save the environment– and some gas, by taking an alternate means of transportation, such as the bus or carpooling with a friend or co-worker. You can also kill two birds with one stone and get in some exercise while reducing

  • Plant a tree

A very popular way to commemorate Earth Day for many reasons, as planting a tree, or gardening in general, cleans pollution, helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, prevents erosion, and provides homes for critters and other biodiversity in the area.

  • Recycle

Make sure you bring all of your recyclable goods to your local recycling plant and never throw them in the garbage. Also, rather than using several plastic bags when grocery shopping, carry a cloth bag to put your items in and reuse them during future trips.

  • Pay your bills online

Stop wasting paper! Take advantage of the technology available and start paying your bills online. Many websites even allow you to set-up recurring payments, which means you don’t have to remember when bills are due AND you save money on stamps AND you’re saving trees… win, win, win!

  • Take action in your community

Check out Earth Day’s website to find some great tips and resources to assist you in joining the global movement of making the earth a cleaner, more sustainable planet. The site shows you how to make your voice heard through online activism as well as local outlets where you can take a more hands-on approach. Get involved here.

 

Do you have any suggestions of your own? We’d love to hear them! Thank you for reading and have a happy Earth Day!

 

 

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Looking to Win Over Your Next Job Interview? Check Out This Infographic

Posted on:
April 18, 2014
Author:
Danielle Smith

We love this infographic from CollegeAtlas.org. These are some great tips not only for you physicians on your next interview, but for anyone looking to perfect their interviewing skills. Check it out:

 

 

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