A resume is a brief summary of a person’s career and qualifications. In its most effective form, a resume is a detailed sequential overview of an individual’s career objectives, educational qualifications (schooling), vocational qualifications (past jobs), experiences, special skills if any, awards, accomplishments.
The curriculum vitae (CV) is a more comprehensive/detailed resume that includes items such as publications, association memberships, continuing education and all experiences pertaining to one’s career.
Your resume needs to be interesting enough to the prospective employer that you get an interview. Be honest and highlight those particular skills, experiences, accomplishments, training you can bring to a company that matches closely with their needs.
Once a transcriptionist start applying for jobs, he/she will need to possess certain pre-employment requisites. Some requisites you have to send to the prospective employer or bought to your interview board.
Name: Write your name, phone number, box number, suite number, city, state, postal/zip code, where you can be reached easily.
Objective: Career objective contains a statement regarding what type of job you are looking for with your’ kind of qualification. Always include this section after your name on the resume, so that the prospective employer will know who you are and what you are looking for.
Education: In this section, include all secondary, higher secondary reports and other courses you have attended.
Work experience: Experience counts in transcription field and every transcriptionist must highlight his/her experience in the resume. In this section, you can include all related work experience if you have, for your job. If this is your first job or don’t have any work experience, you can include non-related work experience like volunteer works, internships etc. in this section. Experience can fetch you a higher salary.
Other skills and qualifications: Include any additional skills you have, any activities you had participated, accomplishments or qualifications to date. This includes all extracurricular activities in which you have excelled. It may be related to your education or work.
References: A work-related reference is someone with whom you have previously worked. All references should be persons who are familiar with you and if asked, would give you a favorable recommendation letter.
Awards/achievements: Include in this section any awards or achievements, you got in your school or work.
A transcription company normally looks for hard-working employees with basic knowledge in English language and computer skill. And through a resume, they just want to see the qualification, experience and the track record of a candidate.