Orderly Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 2,418 Orderly resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing An Orderly Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Patient Care, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write An Orderly Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Orderly CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
For Orderlies, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on orderly resumes is patient care, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: customer service. Including these skills on your resume won't necessarily make you stand out from the crowd, but they can help reinforce your experience as an orderly.
Top Skills for an Orderly
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Business Analysts

Example # 1

Radiology Orderly

  • Assisted radiologists with scheduling patients for MRI's & CT scans.
  • Unlocked doors and set up the surgery facilities.
  • Delivered specimens from the radiology department to the hospital laboratory.
  • Transport patients to the Radiology department for X-Rays and CT studies.
  • Major Function: Scheduled appointments for X-rays (IVP, KUB, CT, MRI and Mammograms).

Example # 2

Radiology Orderly

  • Transport inpatients to and from all radiology modalities.
  • Assisted Radiology technologists and radiologists during procedures
  • Transported patients from their rooms/ER to the OR for surgery.
  • Worked with PACS, a digital radiology system that allows films to be viewed via digital media.
  • Assisted radiology technologists by transferring patients from wheelchair, gurney, or hospital bed onto exam tables.

Example # 3


  • Deliver medications from the in-patient pharmacy department to all nursing stations.
  • Transported patients to and from surgery Prepped patients for surgery Helped with recovering patients in PACU Stocked supplies and did daily cleaning
  • Transported patients from their rooms/ER to the OR for surgery.
  • Trained and passed the NYS Certified Nurse Aid test.
  • Positioned and held patients receiving epidurals from anesthesia.

Example # 4

Assistant Cook (Part-Time)

  • Line and fry cook also dishwasher!
  • Operated cash register, industrial fryers and grills, supervised coworkers.
  • Operate large-volume cooking equipment which as grills, deep-fat fry or griddles.
  • Communicated clearly and positively with co-workers and management.
  • Prepped food and produce for the kitchen staff Conducted register transactions

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Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your orderly skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from orderly resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Based on our analysis of orderly resumes, the most common major for orderly candidates is Nursing, but other majors made their way in as well. Business, General Studies and Medical Assisting Services were relatively common.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained