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GJackson

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Can anyone advise help on what to put on my resume please?

I am a very experienced coder, I've been certified Like 20 years. I have a stable work history. My problem is this, I have not been coding for the past two years. I did something totally different. I opened a business and did an upscale dog spa. So, now I want to go back into coding, even though I have all that coding experience and was even a documentation specialists performing audits and education for the last 5 years prior . I am being told due to my 2 years of not coding that I don't have recent experience? I can't decided if I should put on my resume that I left coding for two years and want to return? in the objectives section? or just list my last professional position from 2018 at the top and say I took time off. I don't want to lie, I just need to appear professional? My credentials are current and I have also called numerous resume companies they don't even return calls. one person wanted $350.00 to redo my resume. I think that's too much money!!

Any advice is appreciated, in going to attach my resume as it is. if anyone cares to look and advise me!

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Can anyone advise help on what to put on my resume please?

I am a very experienced coder, I've been certified Like 20 years. I have a stable work history. My problem is this, I have not been coding for the past two years. I did something totally different. I opened a business and did an upscale dog spa. So, now I want to go back into coding, even though I have all that coding experience and was even a documentation specialists performing audits and education for the last 5 years prior . I am being told due to my 2 years of not coding that I don't have recent experience? I can't decided if I should put on my resume that I left coding for two years and want to return? in the objectives section? or just list my last professional position from 2018 at the top and say I took time off. I don't want to lie, I just need to appear professional? My credentials are current and I have also called numerous resume companies they don't even return calls. one person wanted $350.00 to redo my resume. I think that's too much money!!

Any advice is appreciated, in going to attach my resume as it is. if anyone cares to look and advise me!

:)
Honestly, I would just make your job titles, especially related to coding, MUCH bigger and BOLD. ALso, instead of paragraphs, insert bullets. Most, jobs skim through and are mainly looking for your job title and years you worked there. Try to make it as straight to the point as possible. I would not add that you did dog business. They will ask if they want to know after calling you. GOOD LUCK!!!

MacKenzie Woodard, CPC
 

Rajinder_Dhammi

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Hi Gale,

After knowing you being a veteran RCM specialist and not being entertained by anyone for a medical coding position, this is a disrespect to your expertise and the number of years you have given to this industry (I apologize, this is my way of looking at things).

In my opinion, you should go ahead and start your own RCM company, as you are competent enough, because of your experience, to handle every aspect of RCM easily.

By the way, I am a CPC + CPB, having an experience of 7 years, and I stand alongside you if you wish to start this venture.


Thank you,
Rajinder Singh Dhammi, CPC, CPB
e-mail: rajinder_dhammi@yahoo.com
 

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In writing your resume, you probably want to use the functional format. You would start off with a professional statement about your skills indicating that you are currently certified. Under that in a bullet format indicate your certifications that are current. Under that categorize your skill areas such as specific coding categories if you have various Certifications, take each one and then under that specify in detail what you did in those categories. Under that you can list your employment and you can stay in there and the dog spa because it accounts for your time but you also may want to State that you in addition to the dog spa kept up your credentials and training for coding. Be honest and then work backward with your employment. With this format you do not need to explain your duties at each job title only the company, location and dates of employment. The reason for that is because you have already listed your experience under the specific current categories above. Section for education is not really necessary but it’s good to put on your resume. With all this said, every resume should be targeted to a job description, using the same skills in your resume as in the job description as keywords and highlights. Try to match the job description and your resume as closely as possible when describing your job duties. And objective is not necessary because in its place you use a professional statement of what you have done and make that your emphasis to highlight what you can do. I hope this helps.
 
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