How to write your own Physical Therapist resume?
1. Show that you are a “people person”
As someone who will be taking care of others, should you be accepted for the job, it is important that those hiring you have confidence you are going to do well with them. After all, it is working with our fellow humans that drives many of us crazy.
To give the person recruiting you confidence that you are good to work with people, even the ones who may not be having their day and can project that on you, or those that simply aren’t willing to put effort or patience into their recovery, introduce yourself to the reader on a more personal level.
Physical Therapist Profile Example
"Hard-working, motivated, and personable physical therapist who strives to better himself and those around him by creating a positive and supportive team atmosphere. Seeks to grow skillset through continuing education, complex problem solving, and providing empathetic patient-centered care."
2. Demonstrate you know the ins and outs of the job
Physical therapy is a profession where one may come across scenarios, which can only be addressed effectively by fine-tuned skills developed over time. The person reviewing your job application will likely know this.
On that note, it is very important you describe adequately that you have come across these situations or have had time to develop the skills which could be needed. Of course, you have to make sure that these descriptions are accurate and do not say anything just for the sake of filling up space.
Physical Therapist Work Experience Example
Physical Therapist / Physician Rehab Solutions, San Antonio (08/2018 – present)
"Private practice orthopedic outpatient clinic."
"Administered evidence-based care across a variety of patient populations including pediatric, geriatric, orthopedic, and sports specific."
"Rehabilitation provided: Vestibular, Orthopedic, Sports, Acute care, Chronic pan/Pain science, Fall prevention."
3. Mix the professional with the personal
A theme you should want to follow throughout an application for the post of Physical Therapist is a wholistic one. You want to describe and convey that you are capable of performing the job on the technical level but also at the interpersonal level. A good therapist will bring results to a patient’s condition and also make the patient want to progress, continue with their treatment, or make them return. Both parts are equally important to perform the job well, and the people reading your resume know this. That is why you should really try to make both your professional and personal characteristics stand out equally.