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Any tips on job application/résumé?

I'm want to get into Physiotherapy (massage therapy). What should I be putting on my application? Any resources in Minnesota when looking for this work?
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Aditi’s Answer

Your resume is most important cause it gives your first impression to recruiter. That's why your resume should contain every professional information.

Things to mention in resume:
1. Name
2. Short description
3. Contact details
- phone number
- email address
- linkedin profile
- website (if you have)
4. Experience
- previous job
- duration
- your designation
5. Achievement / Certification
6. Education
- school
- University (degree)
7. Extracurricular activities
- hobbies
- events you participated in
8. Skill
9. Summary

There are some tips:
- skills should be according to your job.
- experience and skills are most important part of resume.
- make it point to point. Do not describe in paragraphs.
- avoid any spelling, grammar mistake.
- send it through email.
- give correct information.

I hope this will help you.
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Tom’s Answer

Hello Gountante. I took a course in writing a resume some time back. Here are a few lessons that apply to writing a resume for virtually any type of job.

  1. List your skills first on your resume. What are you good at? Employers are primarily looking to hire people because of their skills and experience, not just their formal education. So put the skills first.
  2. Use what are called 'power verbs'. Some examples: managed, directed, led, created, delivered, produced, supervised, administered.....things that show you have accepted levels of responsibility and met the objectives assigned. It is amazing to see a resume 'come alive' when you use power verbs.
  3. Really read the written requirements of the job and tweak your resume accordingly. Try to define your skills and experience as closely to the job requirements as is legitimate.

And a final personal experience. If you are applying to a job, apply twice! Send in your resume by mail or electronically and then do it again the next day. Here's why. I sent in a resume once for a job and the resume got lost. So now I apply twice, and if possible I try to find a name of a different, but appropriate individual at the company and send it to them.

Good luck my friend.

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Beth’s Answer

The previous answers gave some excellent resume information.
I am concerned that you are putting massage therapy and physical therapy together. Massage therapy is a certificate program through a licensed massage therapy school. Massage therapists help people using a variety of hands on techniques to decrease pain and stiffness. They usually work in chiropractic offices, free standing studios, or in physical therapy clinics.
Physical therapy is a post graduate university degree requiring 6-7 years of college. Massage is only a tiny part of what physical therapists do. We help people who have been injured or I’ll return to maximum function.
There is a significant salary difference between physical therapist and massage therapist.
Resume writing is part of the class work for both programs.
APTA,org has information about programs around the country including Minnesota. There are many massage schools as well - search licensed massage therapy programs.
For jobs, you will do best with networking and word of mouth but Linked In, Indeed or the specific job listings of a larger business are good places to look. Good luck!

Beth recommends the following next steps:

APTA.org for career and education information
Shadow a massage therapist and a physical therapist to observe the job.
Maintain good grades and stay active in sports or community activities
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