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Episode from the podcastThe Career Rx Podcast for Doctors

#68 - Creating a Nonclinical Resume with Laura McKain

Released Tuesday, 6th July 2021
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Want to know how to turn your mile long CV into a nonclinical resume? Not sure how to explain resume career gaps or red flags? Maybe you don’t know what to include - and what to eliminate - for the best chance of a successful career move. 
If you want to craft the perfect resume for the nonclinical job you really want, this episode is for you.  
In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:
  • The importance of your summary statement, and how to get it right
  • How to address employment gaps and other potential resume red flags
  • Commonly included details that you should leave out of your nonclinical resume
  • Tips for how to describe your most important skills on a nonclinical resume
In today’s interview with Dr. Laura McKain, she explains her process for helping other physicians see how to match their experiences with potential nonclinical careers. She gives us some of her best resume makeover insights, and be sure to check out her ingenious resource for those considering a nonclinical career transition! 
By the end of this episode, you will have a starting point for writing your nonclinical resume, examples of what to and what not to include, and a bit on the mindset shift for a deeply rewarding physician career.
In this Episode: 
[0:35] Special welcome to Dr. Laura McKain
[6:50] Beginning the process of a nonclinical resume
[9:35] All about the summary statement
[12:20] How to outline your professional history in a way that makes sense for the job you want
[18:00] Common mistakes to avoid in your nonclinical resume
[21:30] What to do with gaps in employment or experience
[23:50] Have a question? Ask it in the Physician Nonclinical Career Hunters Facebook Group
[27:40] Turning your unique story into a clear advantage
[33:50] Laura’s secret for unlocking the magic resume  words
Links and Resources: 
Nonclinical Career Hunters Facebook Group
Grab Laura’s Swipe File  
Industry Insider - what to know about landing a nonclinical career without a new degree, a foot in the door, prior experience, or a pay cut
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