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Creating a Physical Therapy Resume that will Get You Noticed (2023)

March 3, 2023

Your resume is an essential tool for any physical therapist looking to stand out from the competition and land their dream job. Let’s take steps to ensure your resume is well-written, concise, and highlights your relevant experience and skills. This blog article will provide tips on what to include in your resume, how to format it correctly, and how to ensure it stands out.

What to include in a Physical Therapy Resume

When applying for positions, creating a resume that stands out and showcases your unique skills and experiences is crucial.

A physical therapy resume should include key elements such as 

  • educational qualifications
  • and relevant work experience
  • Certifications
  • and any specialized skills you may have. 

It should also highlight any volunteer or research experience related to your field. And, if you’re a new graduate, mention any professional organizations you are involved with and any awards or honors you have received. 

By including these key elements in your physical therapy resume, you can show potential employers that you are the best candidate for the job.

What’s the Best Way to Format Your Resume?
The forefront of your intention in formatting your resume should always focus on making a great impression on potential employers. It is essential to highlight your experience and qualifications in a way that will make you stand out from other applicants. Here are some tips on formatting a physical therapy resume that will help you get noticed by recruiters.

First, include the most pertinent information at the top of your resume. This includes your name, contact information, and any relevant certifications or licenses you may have obtained. Additionally, list all relevant experiences chronologically, clearly describing each job’s responsibilities and accomplishments.

When describing your skills and qualifications, it is also important to use keywords related to physical therapy (orthopedic rehabilitation, manual therapy, sports injuries, outpatient orthopedics, early intervention, etc..). This will help recruiters and hiring professionals quickly identify what makes you an ideal candidate for the position. Finally, use bullet points or short paragraphs to keep your content concise and organized for easy reading.

To Include or Not Include:  Should You Have an Objective?

In short, yes! 

Although it may seem daunting, personalizing your objective to the job you are applying for helps employers understand how your goals and skills align with their open position.  You should especially take the time to modify your objective if applying to different settings.  By having a clear objective statement, your voice becomes assertive in what you’re seeking and allows employers and recruiters to make better-informed decisions.

Are you looking to find your perfect position?  Come to Therapeutic Resources for a free resume makeover! With over 30 years of knowledge and expertise in healthcare, we know exactly what it takes to make your resume stand out. Our team of placement specialists provides professional advice and actionable steps that will help you craft a perfect resume. Our goal is to help you get the job you deserve, so don’t wait any longer; send us your information here or call us at 212.529.9780.


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