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Please tell me how/what to add to my resume? I will be finish with my CNA class July 17th and I want to find employment by July 17th or sooner. What skills should I put on my resume? What/how should I start my coverletter?
Thanks in advance,
Honestly, if you are a CNA applying for a position, especially in a LTC facility, don't use a resume. Go to the facility and fill out the application.
Since I do the hiring at my facility I don't even look at it. I just tell them to fill out an application and go from there.
As an aside, the only prior experience that I consider 'great' for being a CNA is a)
CNA somewhere else (not HHA as they have no nursing home skills) b)
the military/police/ems/firefighting or anything that is severly dependant on teamwork as they just get it and tend to have a better work ethic.. most of the time. I avoid younger people like the plague and job hoppers never make it past my first look. Education really doesn't matter much to me because education really doesn't indicate much.
So if you are looking to make your resume look better... Highlight teamwork skills, independent working, ability to multitask and prioritize. Ability to follow and/or lead. Those are very important.
The most important thing however is having the initiative to come to the facility, find out who I am, find out the process for applying and following that process. Faxing or dropping off a resume and running out usually ends up with the resume in the trash.