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What a recruiter told me they look for on resumes

Posted By: Fingers on 2009-04-21
In Reply to: By dates. Find a time when you SM - Jennyanydots

I was told when a job is posted, they literally get 100 resumes/applications.  When they go through them - they want to see exactly what kind of experience you have.  Not just specialties, neurology for example - but what type of reports, EMGs, EEGs, MRIs, CTs, etc.  What type of op notes?  This should be a little verbose.  Next they want to know what services you have worked for, paid by production, platforms used, and yes even the equipment that you currently have in your possession and ready to use.  This cuts down on the questions they have to ask you.  If you have already answered most of their questions on your resume, you probably go in the contact pile.  If your current and past MT employment is sketchy and verification information/dates is not offered, you probably go in the trash pile if they have enough qualified people to contact.  You can't just say I have been an MT for 10-20 years, a lot of people have.  Think of yourself as the recruiter and the information you would want to know.

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Thank you

AOL problems please resend resumes..sm

To anyone that applied for the radiology IC position posted a few days ago, if you sent a resume, or email, I did not get it. I have since found out that there is a problem with AOL for some reason on this site and no replies are coming through.  I have since reposted the ad with a different email server.

If you are still looking for IC radiology position, plenty of work guaranteed, do not over hire, please read the ad I reposted on the job board and send a resume.

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Resumes and filling out applications
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Thanks for any help or advice.
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the woman told me she had just hired and to check back in 6 months.  I have also e-mailed five other companies to see if they were hiring.  I assume since I have heard nothing back from them they are not.  Thankfully the one I heard from was not a defnite no but I can't wait 6 months for a job either.  With times as they are I could use some extra income right now.  I guess I will keep looking and hope someone calls me soon.    
Next thing they will be using HSD on resumes and credits ---
high school dropout.

AA is absolutely a nothing degree. It means you took a year or 2 of education beyond getting your GED or graduating from high school.
Start sending resumes now

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As to your other questions, there are so many variables, there's no one situation that works for most people.  A lot of people like being employees, but a lot of us like being IC.  Some people hate large corporations and others love them and would never think of working for a small company.

I know for my situation, it took a couple of tries until I found a situation that I think works for me.

If I were in your situation (and I have been) I'd send out resumes to every company that is advertising and even some that are not.  If a company is advertising and they want someone with 2 years or less, send them a resume or take their online test.  The worst that can happen is they say no, but you just might hit someone on a good day where they think you're worth talking to.

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now this right here has recruiter

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Has anybody here ever been a recruiter?
I am curious what are some requirements of becoming a recruiter.  I think that might be an interesting job to have, but there are possibly some things I'm not considering.  Does anyone know how to find information on this?  I would think that it is probably competative, so I don't want to ask another recruiter
I am a recruiter.
I came into this position without a background in recruiting. If you know transcription, can do a bit of QA (to score tests), and like talking to people about the same thing over and over and over and over again, don't let inexperience stop you.

Good luck!
How does one get a recruiter job?
I think my mom would be perfect for this type of position, but I've never seen them posted on the job boards.  How would she go about applying for this type of position?
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Their recruiter
I've heard about her ... a real fly brain.
Are you a recruiter?

A recruiter's POV

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Again, not saying this is the situation, or that if it is that the situation was handled correctly, but sometimes we all might choose to take the easy way out in difficult situations. It's not easy to tell someone that their reputation as a substandard MT has all of a sudden come to light through someone else.

I hope that somehow this situation works out for you, or that a better one comes along.

Not a recruiter...
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Not a recruiter, never have been, wouldn't want to be.  Seeking honest answers for something someone with no experience things may be too good to be true.  Thank you for your opinion, though.
The recruiter at Spheris.... sm
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I got this same e-mail from the recruiter. nm
B and E and have never had a recruiter ask for CMT credentials ever! nm
has anyone ever had a recruiter talk down to them - sm

I cannot believe the way this woman spoke to me in such a condescending manner.  She made herself sound so high and mighty, and yet all through the industry I had only heard good things about her.  I applied for a position, was contacted by phone, and she told me that my EXTENSIVE 14 years experience, along with 3 years QA experience was not enough for their company.  But it was the tone that she used!  I am not a sensitive person in any way, but she made me feel like I was inadequate and had no business applying for a job with their company.  When I told her what I made (which I said I could prove on my taxes and pay slips) she balked (?sp) as if I was making it up. 

Has anyone else ever been through this?? I do not want to say the name of this person or the company because I do not think it is relevant.