How to Write Your Perfect Resume with Joanie Johnson, OTR/L, MPA-HA

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How to Write Your Perfect Resume with Joanie Johnson, OTR/L, MPA-HA 

Are going to apply for a new position or a new job? 

It is time to update your resume. 

Joanie shares tips on how to create or update your resume that will increase your chances of getting hired. 

Bonus: Tips on how to prepare for an interview. 

In this episode: 
02:25 – QOTD “Having a positive impact on people is more valuable than trying to impress them.”  
04:50 – Introduction of Joanie Johnson. 
06:25 – What does Joan do? 
07:05 – Where is she from and her qualifications? 
09:20 – How do we tailor our resume with our target position in mind? Decrease the chance of rejection? 
11:40 – It is very important to be strategic – show your relevant skills and experiences on your resume. 
12:15 – How long does it take for a hiring manager/talent acquisition to check on your resume? 
12:55 – What is an Application Tracking System (ATS)? 
16:40 – Print off the description and highlight the keywords and phrases and what they are looking for. 
17:25 – Be specific and give example on your resume. 
19:25 – What are CAR (Challenge, Action and Results) statements? 
21:05 – What is the difference between a Resume and Curriculum Vitae? 
22:35 – Optimize your LinkedIn – it is a great way to make connections. 
27:15 – Do we really need a cover letter? Is it important? 
36:30 – How can we project confidence during interviews? 
37:00 – Confidence starts with your resume. 
38:40 – A lot of clinicians don’t give themselves enough credit. 
41:20 – Joan talks about Behavioral Interview Coaching. 
42:45 – Tips on how to overcome nervousness before an interview. 
45:50 – What are the biggest challenges that therapists are facing and how can they turn it around? 
49:40 – There are still a lot of job opportunities out there and a lot of doors can still be opened. – Joan 
50:25 – Always remember the word FAST. 

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About the author 

Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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