How to Make a Resume Standout as a New Graduate in Corporate Optometry

Looking for a job in optometry doesn’t have to be difficult.  There are many opportunities out there but you need to find the right fit for you. Whether it is a sublease in corporate optometry that you are are looking for or employment position,  you scourge the internet for a job that is suitable to your qualifications that welcome new graduates. Make your resume stand out compared to other applicants. Linkedin in a great way to have your resume out there for recruiters to search and find you before an opportunity is even posted.

The trick is to design your resume cleverly so as to at least get the initial call of the interview. The resume would basically serve as the foot in the door for you. It will give the recruiter a brief outlook of who you are and what are your qualification and achievements. Even the most subtle of changes or incorporation of words will make a difference in the eyes of the one reading your resume.

Each word, and each color and formatting choice used to create your resume has a larger impact than you could possibly imagine. For example, choosing the dark blue color adds an element of sophistication and professionalism to your resume. Similarly, the color red gives the impression of a person being energetic, vibrant, social, and confident. This is actually called personal branding since the color of your resume is the first thing that attracts the eye of the recruiter, they will read on with the color etched into their minds.

The next, and the most important, step to undertake is customize the CV according to the job you are applying for. This does not mean that you have to forge anything, but just means that you lightly follow the job description and formulate your CV accordingly. For example, if the job description says “we are looking for someone who is looking to provide highest quality of care to our patients” then you should write “detail oriented” in your skills section.

Also be aware of the jargons that are used in your industry. This will help you tremendously since it will give the recruiters the impression that you have already started to try your hands in the field, and also some recruiters filter the resumes according to the keywords used.

You should also show that you’re open to moving locations whenever required. A lot of times ODs are apprehensive about moving locations, and this might give you a lead. You need to let the recruiters know that you work well in teams and are also a good leader when required.

Leave a Comment