Physiotherapists, also known as physical therapists, need a very specific set of skills to be successful in their field. Education and experience should be strongly emphasised on your resume. For this reason, a simple chronological resume is the most effective format for finding employment as a physiotherapist. For the most part, experience is valued most by employers and by clients, so most of the space on your resume should be dedicated to these key areas.
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Create an objective for your resume. Don't just state that you're looking for work as a physiotherapist. Be specific about your area of expertise and the environment you'd like to work in, such as "To obtain a position as a physiotherapist at a private clinic that focuses on osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis."
Add a professional summary to your physiotherapist resume. This should explain how many years of experience you have, and highlight your most relevant skills, such as experience working with a certain population, execution of an unconventional technique, or types of injuries or afflictions you generally treat.
List your professional experience. Include all jobs you've held in the field. List your title, the name of the company, the location and your dates of employment. Include three to five bullet points under each position that list your job duties and responsibilities. Try to match these duties with the need for the position you're applying for when possible. For example, if you're applying for a position at a community centre that works primarily with senior citizens, emphasise your experience working with this population.
Include a section for your education. List your relevant degree, the university you attended and the location of the university.
Create a section for professional organisations, certifications and licenses. List these in order of relevance to the position you're applying for. For example, an active membership with the American Physical Therapy Association is more relevant than certification in CPR.
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