By Joanie Johnson OTR/L, MPH
How to highlight transferable skills in your resume to land a non clinical position:
We hear all the time from clinicians that, “I am just a Therapist.” Many clinicians feel they will be overlooked for positions, are not qualified, or may not be considered since they are their professional title.
Feeling “stuck” is a common theme we hear with our clients...How do I show that I have these skills, abilities, and can do more than just therapy or direct patient facing care???
There is a multitude of transferable skills that are relevant to other fields both within and outside of healthcare settings.
If you are going for a Leadership or Management role, consider the following:
Also, consider the daily skills that you use as a clinician, and how these translate over into other roles:
If you are considering moving into leadership, management, or non-patient facing roles, these are just a few of the many examples of how your skills transfer to other positions.
Make a list of all of your accomplishments, projects, and organizational contributions. Take credit where it is due.
You are an amazing provider who has the capacity and skills to transfer to other positions and areas.
We can help!