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    I just finished a CNA training course and will be taking the state test soon, so I'm also working on a resume. I have extensive experience and a bachelor's degree in another field. However, I have not been working for a while now, which is why I changed career goals. This new resume will be strictly for applying for CNA positions.

    I'm wondering if I should include any of my previous experience on this new resume?
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    You really want to focus on any skills or experience you have gained in class or clinicals if you don't have CNA-related experience. I just re-did my resume and completely changed it around to focus on getting a CNA position. I went to my community college to get it edited by a career counselor. I landed 2 jobs on the spot with this new resume (and of course my personality), so if you wanna use it and just personalize it for yourself (or just look at some of the skills I put on there) that's fine with me! Send me your email if you want to look at it
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    missmolly325 is right on . . . focus on what you learned and the skills you are able to perform . . . listing your work history is a must, however you can choose how you list it.

    for my cna resume, i only outline relevant work experience and simply list the other positions and titles at the end of the resume, on the second page, this way they see that i've been working steadily.

    take a look at some free functional resume samples on-line.
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    Quote from MISSMOLLY325
    so if you wanna use it and just personalize it for yourself (or just look at some of the skills I put on there) that's fine with me! Send me your email if you want to look at it
    Missmolly325, can I also have a copy of your resume please? can you PM me?
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    Sure! Haven't messed with this website a lot so I'm not sure what PM is and how to do it..haha! I know that's lame but please inform me and I will send it to you..lol!
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    Thank you for responding, no problem, if you could be kind you can email to rosa0408@sbcglobal.net.
    Thank you!!
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    Quote from MISSMOLLY325
    You really want to focus on any skills or experience you have gained in class or clinicals if you don't have CNA-related experience. I just re-did my resume and completely changed it around to focus on getting a CNA position. I went to my community college to get it edited by a career counselor. I landed 2 jobs on the spot with this new resume (and of course my personality), so if you wanna use it and just personalize it for yourself (or just look at some of the skills I put on there) that's fine with me! Send me your email if you want to look at it
    OMG!!! Yes, you are a God-sent!

    I mean or course I have a few resumes, but all with other experience. I was going to create a new one as you suggested, but I was going to totally leave off all my other experience. Please do send me yours. I will send you a pm with my email address (if I can figure out how lol). THANK YOU!!
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    Quote from queen tiye, cna
    missmolly325 is right on . . . focus on what you learned and the skills you are able to perform . . . listing your work history is a must, however you can choose how you list it.

    for my cna resume, i only outline relevant work experience and simply list the other positions and titles at the end of the resume, on the second page, this way they see that i've been working steadily.

    take a look at some free functional resume samples on-line.
    i agree and i have been looking, but i have not seen any resumes that have (i'm not sure how to express this) a change of career. all the resumes i have seen are completely healthcare. not say...teaching and now a second career just beginning in healthcare. you understand what i'm trying to say? i'm definitely going to see how missmolly has hers set up just to get an idea. you guys have been very helpful thank you.
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    Quote from MISSMOLLY325
    Sure! Haven't messed with this website a lot so I'm not sure what PM is and how to do it..haha! I know that's lame but please inform me and I will send it to you..lol!
    Thank you so much MISSMOLLY325 I received your email with your resume!! I really appreciate it!
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    You are so welcome! I'm glad I can help out! Good luck and let me know if you need anymore help


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