Writing Your Phlebotomy Resume

 

Welcome to PJA School’s Phlebotomy Resume Writing 101 Course:

 

During this course, we will cover:

  • The importance of having a well formatted resume built for Phlebotomy

  • The essential parts of your phlebotomy resume and what exactly to include in your resume to get noticed fast

  • The importance of references and how to get some great ones

  • Online application and resume submitting tips and tricks that no one else knows about

  • Sample phlebotomy resumes and a breakdown of the things done right, and the things done horribly wrong

 

 

Why is Having a Phlebotomy Resume Important?

 

After you have received your phlebotomy training or certification, you will need to then start applying for phlebotomy positions in your area. Your resume is the first thing people see and is their first introduction to who you are and what you are about. A lot of people have a hard time understanding why they do not get many call backs after submitting dozens of resumes to tons of different businesses.

If you are looking to be successful in the phlebotomy field, your resume should reflect your skills, mindset, and ability to perform the tasks of a phlebotomist.

While this may not sound groundbreaking, it’s a very important aspect to resume writing that most people don’t understand. Let me explain:

 

There are a lot of people that will create a resume listing out their accomplishments, job duties, and core competencies that they have gathered from each if their previous jobs. While this is a good starting point, it’s not necessarily going to land you a job as a phlebotomist.

What a lot of people fail to do is to tailor their resumes specifically for the job duties and competencies of a phlebotomist. Let’s look at an example:

 

If one of your previous positions was working at a grocery store as a grocery bagger, instead of listing “bagged and carried groceries to customers’ cars” as a bullet point on your resume, you can say “ensured customers were highly satisfied with their shopping experience by going above and beyond in customer service”.

Even as a phlebotomist, having great customer service skills is always a plus. Most employers would not even ask about that particular bullet point in an interview, most will just accept it as fact. If an employer did happen to ask you about it, you can explain to them how you would carry groceries out their people’s cars, help them with their carts, etc.

Making this exact change on your phlebotomy resume is one of the most drastic ways to improve it.