There are many qualifications that go along with cancer registry jobs, but one of the most overlooked skills required in these positions is attention to detail. While demonstrating attention to detail is essential on the job for ODM personnel, it is also critical that candidates utilize this skill in the job search process itself.
Failing to show employers your ability to be detail-oriented will go against you in the interview process and indicate you may not be a good fit for the job at hand. Below are some basic yet very important practices to ensure you’re providing the greatest attention to detail throughout the job search and application process:
Proofread and edit. When it comes to presenting yourself in the best possible light as a job candidate, there is no room for any grammatical or spelling errors. Whether it’s your resume or job application, make every effort to ensure each piece of your application is free of typos and has clear, concise language. If an employer has to struggle to decipher what you’ve written, there’s a good chance your application will be dismissed and as many recruiters say, “thrown in the garbage.” If you are not confident in your own proofreading abilities, it’s recommended you meet with a recruiter or other trusted professional who can help you review your materials. Working with a recruiter presents an ideal opportunity for you to refine your detail-oriented abilities and learn from your mistakes.
Demonstrate proficiency with numbers. Your resume is one of the best tools to demonstrate your ability to be detail oriented on the job. In cancer registry jobs, you must possess strong analytical skills in interpreting, organizing and managing medical data. You can highlight your analytical abilities by providing descriptions of past jobs in which you’ve used strong numeracy skills in terms of speed, accuracy and performance outcomes. Even if your past employment was not in the in the healthcare industry, this is a transferable skill that can directly be applied to any ODM position.
Be proactive in your communication. The way in which you conduct your phone and email communications with a cancer program’s hiring manager can speak volumes about your overall attention to detail. Seemingly simple actions, such as getting back to a hiring manager in a timely fashion or making sure you submit all the necessary application materials, can play a key role in helping you make a positive first impression on an employer. When you’re proactive about these tasks, you are showing you’re on top of your responsibilities and highly interested in the cancer registry position.
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