Phlebotomists work in laboratories of healthcare facilities and are required to take blood and urine samples by putting in action prescribed procedures. In order to get a job, these professionals requires a compelling resume and cover letter in order to be invited in an interview.

Phlebotomist Resume Guidelines

➜ Do not use the words “I” “me” or “my” in your resume

➜ Use action verbs, such as; supervised, delivered, maintained, resolved etc. rather than passive words [“ I was responsible for…”]

➜ Write in simple language in a clear and concise manner

➜ Make use of a legible and scanable plain text

➜ Use lots of white space between headings and around your document

➜ Never apply if it is clear that your past experiences and skill-set do not match the job description provided by employer

➜ If there is a gap between your jobs or education; you should address it in a cover letter. Employers will not consider a resume that leaves unanswered questions

➜ Always include a cover letter with your resume

➜ Update your resume frequently

➜ Most Important: Do not suppose your resume will get you interviews with no extra work on your part. In the majority of cases your resume will not be effective except you do the proper follow-up through calling or emailing the persons to whom you sent resumes

Also See: Phlebotomist Cover Letter


Phlebotomist Resume Sample


Minnie Rogers

4471 Some Road ♦ Gore, OK 70177 ♦ (999) 999-9219 ♦ Email


Over three years’ experience working with different labs. Highly skilled in coordinating phlebotomy and library service works to meet operational needs. In depth knowledge of performing aseptic venipuncture procedures. Hands on experience in performing whole blood collection procedures.

✔ Drawing blood✔ Identity Verification✔ Nervousness Management
✔ Recoding Results✔ Specimen Labeling✔ Instruments Maintenance
✔ Specimen Integrity✔ Venipuncture✔ Bleeding-time Test
✔ Glucose Test✔ Fingerstick✔ Safety and Security


Cory Labs – Gore, Ok |  Sep 2009 – Present

• Deliver accurate and timely collection and processing of blood and urine samples
• Perform document maintenance and troubleshooting procedures
• Enter patient and test data into computer
• Prepare patients for blood and urine tests
• Follow infection control procedures
• Prepare blood collection equipment

Major Achievements
• Discovered a proposed treatment for eczema by performing clinical tests of blood samples
• Attained Employee of the Year Award 2012 following excellence in work phlebotomy procedures

American Red Cross – Portland, OR | Jan 2007 – Sep 2009
Laboratory Assistant

• Collected, labeled and processed patient specimens for testing.
• Maintained computerized records
• Resolved and troubleshoot outstanding collections
• Prepared blood samples for testing, disposal, and shipping.
• Maintained customer communications
• Entered manual and computer records associated with testing

Phlebotomy Licensure – 2008
OEC in Phlebotomy – 2007
Associate Degree in Laboratory Technology – 2006

• Excellent understanding of laboratory procedures and protocols
• Exceptional data entry skills
• Ability to communicate orally and in writing
• Superb multitasking skills