Since many of you do not have direct gopher access to
MedSearch America, we will post the latest procedures
on how to format and submit your resume for Healthcare
Employers in Newsgroups from time to time.
Thank you for your ongoing participation!
How to Prepare and Post your Resume
Please print or copy this document and follow the directions
carefully. This NEW format will help us with faster and more accurate
processing, and will make it easier for employers to find your resume.
** YOUR RESUME WILL APPEAR IN THE MEDSEARCH AMERICA PUBLIC ACCESS DATABASE **
PLEASE CHECK YOUR RESUME ONLINE 48 HOURS AFTER SENDING TO MAKE SURE
IT HAS BEEN PROPERLY CODED AND OTHERWISE APPEARS AS YOU INTENDED.
CONTACT AND JOB PREFERENCE INFORMATION
1) The information below should APPEAR BEFORE YOUR RESUME or any
other information and ONLY on the TOP LEFT of your first page.
Your name, address, phone, mail info should NOT appear
anywhere else including within your resume.
2) Each line of text should NOT EXCEED 75 characters and spaces across
for your resume to display properly.
3) Your Contact Information (if properly submitted) will not be displayed
in the Public-Access Database. Your identity will be available to any
interested Employers/ Recruiters even if they are not members of MSA.
4) Do not draw any text boxes around these entries or make any other
formatting that would interfere with the computer properly reading
your contact and job preference information.
At the TOP LEFT SIDE of your page write the information that appears
IN CAPS below, and write your responses to each item starting with
one space after the colon. (See the example that follows)
NAME: (First, Last, Middle Initial)
2ND LINE: (if needed)
CITY, STATE ZIP:
COUNTRY: (blank if USA)
PHONE: (Where you prefer to be reached for employment inquiries)
PRIMARY JOB LOCATION: (City, State abbr.)
(usually the City and State that you now live and seek immediate
RELOCATION CITY: (City, State abbr.)
(Separate multiple City State entries with a semi-colon ";")
(DO NOT include ANY other words than the City and State)
(example: Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Dallas, TX)
RELOCATION REGION: (New England; Mid Atlantic; South; Midwest;
Rockies; Southwest; Pacific/Pacific Coast; Any):
(Separate multiple regions with a semi-colon ";")
(DO NOT include ANY other words than the region choices)
RELOCATION COUNTRY: (If Non-US only)
DESIRED WORK STATUS: (Permanent, Temporary, Contract, Internship,
Volunteer, or Consulting)
RESUME: (this tells the computer to look after this section for
NAME: Tanya, Johnson, R.
ADDRESS: 10537 S. 42nd Place, Apt# 46
CITY, STATE ZIP: Seattle, WA 98014
E-MAIL ADDRESS: tanya at deepthought.pylon.com
PRIMARY JOB LOCATION: Seattle, WA
RELOCATION CITY: Portland, OR; Chicago, IL; San Diego, CA
DESIRED WORK STATUS: Permanent
RESUME: (this tells the computer that the resume follows)
R E S U M E
1) Remember that the text SHOULD NOT EXCEED 75 characters across
(characters and spaces), or it will not display as you intend.
2) DO NOT INCLUDE PERSONAL OR CONTACT INFORMATION in the
body of your resume. Social Security or other Identification
numbers should never appear in a public access area.
Since we do not know if this information was unintentionally
included in the public database, we will exclude those resumes
that have personal information when we find them.
3) FOR ADDITIONAL PRIVACY, you may want to consider not naming past
employers or providing references. The interested employer will
request this information after you are contacted.
Hint: View your resume in Notepad or Dos Editor to check how it
will display online.
Leave at least 2 blank lines between RESUME: and the body of your
Sending Your Resume by E-Mail
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MAKE SURE YOU READ AND AGREE TO THE MSA LIMITATION AND
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY BEFORE SENDING YOUR RESUME.
The e-mail "SUBJECT" line will be your RESUME TITLE.
This will be the sentence that the employer first sees when
searching resumes. Use the resume title to sell yourself or
give a summary (in 45 letters and spaces) like:
"RN/8 yrs Exp/East Coast/200+ bed hosp" or
"M.I.S. Director, 5 yrs, Major HMO, San Fran"
E-MAIL YOUR RESUME TO: resume at medsearch.com
DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR RESUME AS AN E-MAIL ATTACHMENT
but as the message itself.