Can I list Clinicals as job experience for an online application? I have no health care experience and am doing an online application. It is listed as Clinical Experience on my resume.
Aug 29, '17
Never try to pass of school clinicals as job experience. That makes you look very dishonest -- and is something that many hiring managers are on the lookout for. If you have no job experience in health care, then you will have to own up to that. List the other types of jobs that you have had -- and list your school clinicals under the education section, clearly labeled as school clinicals to avoid any hint of confusion or exaggeration.
Personally, I don't think you should be listing most of your school clinicals in the online at all -- unless they are directly related to the job you are seeking. The other clinicals -- or rather, a summary of them -- is best included as an addendum to your resume. Most online application software lets you attach additional documents (e.g. resume & cover letter) -- and that's where your school experiences belong.