Post # 1
Hello Bees! I graduate in June and have started applying for entry level jobs..anywhere. My degree is in psych and I know I can’t do anything in my field, but I kind of want a decent office job until I can go back active duty.
I’m 24 and have both managerial work experience as well as back office dental assisting (with some training in medical billing and treatment planning) on the military side and civilian sector. My question is if I need to put my dental jobs on an application for administrative work if my resume only includes managerial type work I did while on active duty and after.
My resume has been edited over and over again by several people and it’s looking pretty solid, I just need to know what all to include in my work history.
ETA: O! And I’m currently in a different state than where I am applying for jobs; but I am moving back in 2 months after graduation. Should I use my current address or another one?
Post # 3
It depends on how much other work experience you have, besides the dental. If you have a lot of managerial work experience, then forgo the dental information. But if you don’t, your CV might look empty. Make a list of the reasons to include the dental work info (organisational skills, work ethic, whatever) and try to see if your CV without that info conveys those skills and qualifications.
If you have an address for where you will live in the state you’ll applying in, put that one. Otherwise, explain that you are planning to move. Otherwise, they’ll assume that you are willing to re-locate only if you don’t find a job in your current state, and that’ll make you less attractive as an applicant because there’s a greater chance that you won’t accept the job if they offer it to you (I’m telling you this from experience).
Good luck with the job search!!
Post # 4
Customize your resume for each position or type of position you are going to apply for. You can bring in the dental work history if there are skill sets that cross over but it’s not necessary unless it would leave time ‘gaps’ in employment. As a hiring manager – I hate gaps & I know most management typesI encounter do as well. As for address, use something local if you can in the new town or include a cover letter to explain your plans.
Post # 5
@Ariathel & @cascole: Thank you for your responses! I do have an address I can use when I get to where I am going and have basically done what you suggested. I include the aspect of my dental work that included filing, billing, arranging meetings, etc. I didn’t want to leave it out because I didn’t want any gaps, so it looks like I might be on the right track. Now, I wait. 🙂 thank you ladies