It is considered an overview and speaks
to who you are and what you are known
for in the radiology community. This
can be the most difficult portion of the
resume to write. The use of important
key words can be used in this section to
help focus the reader on specific abilities and core competencies. If you have
specific skill sets, product knowledge, or
technical skills that are specifically stated
in the job posting, it is advisable to add
them in this section to encourage the
reader to read more.
Adding to this narrative, but using a
different format to further focus your skills
and strengths, might be the addition of
bullets to attract the eye in a clear, concise,
and easy to read format. By highlighting
those specific skills or strengths, it allows
the reader to better understand what you
can offer the organization. For example,
“Skills and areas of expertise include:”
• Policy & program development
• Project management with attention
to . . .
• Change management
• Program implementation
• Mergers & acquisitions
The last section of the prime real
estate resume section is devoted to high-
lighting relevant experience. This is an
opportunity to powerfully communicate
value and further describe strengths. This
section clearly states accomplishments. It
should allow the reader to scan years and
years of experience and not hunt through
the chronological “Work Experience”
section in the second half of a resume.
This follows the headline and skills sec-
tion and can look like this:
Highlights of Relevant Experience
As Director of MedRadiology Associates
- Managed the operation and effectiveness in diagnostics, MRI & CT, nuclear
medicine, ultrasound nursing, mammography, and special procedures.
- Provided leadership in establishment
of clinical standards and protocols for
radiology department and ensured clinical competency of clinical staff.
- Led CQI process and maintained accuracy and efficiency of staff scheduling.
- Followed year long implementation,
reduced staffing and payroll by 21%, virtually eliminated errors.
- Introduced virtual reporting and analytical capabilities.
- Directed staff of 100+ radiologists,
referring physicians, administration, and
other department directors.
The number of entries in the “
Relevant Experience” section reflects those
accomplishments that demonstrate
strong fit for the desired position. If you
acquired relevant experience in areas
other than radiology, but they clearly
add to your qualifications, be sure to use
them. The use of metrics also adds to the
overall impact of your qualifications.
• Did you coordinate new staff orientation, ongoing training and development, the annual recertification
• Maintain staffing levels of near 100%?
• Establish clinical standards and protocols?
You are selling them, not telling them.
Let the resume demonstrate your value!
In conclusion, crafting the information in the prime real estate section is
invaluable. It leads the reader to where
you want to go by presenting the right
information, content, and appearance to
stimulate further review. Make sure your
resume is highly readable and create new
career opportunities in the New Year!
JoAnn Tennyson MS, NCC, MCC is a nationaly certified
career counselor at New Vistas Career & Life Planning
( www.newvistascareer.com). She has presented
workshops at the AHRA Annual Meetings in 2011 and
2013 and at Sutter Health in Sacramento. JoAnn can
be contacted at email@example.com.