How to analyze a resume

Whether a job applicant is a physician, an administrator/office manager or a medical technician, reviewing the resume is your first step in the selection process. Ostensibly, that resume provides the candidate's objective history, but it's really meant to convince you that he or she is the best person to hire.

Therefore, properly analyzing a resume calls for some detective skills: You need to search for hidden clues, reading between the lines to determine whether you and your manager want to spend the valuable time interviewing that particular job candidate. Resumes and CVs are often created by professional firms specializing in their preparation. Don't get hooked by wishful thinking based on the format and language. Take the facts, consider them critically and don't wander beyond them.

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