Sample Resume and Cover letter for New grad

  1. Hey All,
    I am going to be a new grad and would apppreciate it if anyone can send me a sample resume and cover letter. I had a degree in Computer Science so my current resume is more like the engr resume. Looking @ applying for a job in Nashville.

    Just send it to me as a personal message.... Thanks a lot.
    Last edit by Brian S. on Sep 22, '17
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  2. 45 Comments

  3. by   Jessy_RN
    Hope this helps and congrats.

    http://www.udel.edu/CSC/pdfs/NurseResumes.pdf updated 2/6/08
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Feb 7, '08 : Reason: updated link
  4. by   sirI
    Hi, maro

    Hope you have received the needed guidance. Jess gave you an excellent site and I pm you with sample forms.

    Good luck!!
  5. by   maro
    Quote from siri
    Hi, maro

    Hope you have received the needed guidance. Jess gave you an excellent site and I pm you with sample forms.

    Good luck!!
    Thanks Siri and Jess... I appreciate it.
  6. by   rkrs6673
    Thanks for the great link
  7. by   Yichen5
    thanks, Jess,
    I think I could have a very good use of that link, too.
  8. by   newnurse10_06
    thank u sooo much for the link. i just passed the nclex and i am the first of my family to apply for a job in this country i am so nervous. i know all the nursing stuff but the business stuff scares me to death!
  9. by   Chaoticdreams33
    Thanks for the link. It's kind of stupid that our school teaches us resume and interview skills the last semester when we need to be applying thie winter!
  10. by   Marylu
    Writing a great resum is tough for a new grad. So can you imagine when it's a career change? I have 20 years of experience in Production Planning, Customer Service, Documentation in Construction Engineering, etc. Now how on earth do I combine this?
    Mam Rooky
  11. by   luvs2readlotsRN
    Mam I'm with you. But I have another twist...my most recent work experience, while all in the medical field as a medical coder/billing analyst or administrative asst all occured more than 12 years ago! For the last 12 years I have been a stay at home Mom! I will finish my ADN in May, 2008. Do I list the employment history that is medically relevant, but 12 years old?, do I write a resume like a new grad, ignoring previous experience? I'm totally lost! Any pointers anyone can give would be most appreciated!
  12. by   azabache21
    Hello..I'm kind of in the same boat..my only experience was the rotations, but I've been out of school for two years. I just passed the nclex ..so now it is new chapter of my life...to get a job in nursing..w/o any expirience..anyone has an idea..how to I start? where is the best hospital..where should I apply?..all the new dilemma.. :spin:












    Quote from luvs2readlots
    Mam I'm with you. But I have another twist...my most recent work experience, while all in the medical field as a medical coder/billing analyst or administrative asst all occured more than 12 years ago! For the last 12 years I have been a stay at home Mom! I will finish my ADN in May, 2008. Do I list the employment history that is medically relevant, but 12 years old?, do I write a resume like a new grad, ignoring previous experience? I'm totally lost! Any pointers anyone can give would be most appreciated!
  13. by   GoldenFire5
    Quote from Marylu
    Writing a great resum is tough for a new grad. So can you imagine when it's a career change? I have 20 years of experience in Production Planning, Customer Service, Documentation in Construction Engineering, etc. Now how on earth do I combine this?
    Mam Rooky
    I think the key is to not overwhelm hiring managers with your past experience on a resume. Just a few sentences to highlight skills that will still apply when you are a nurse.

    The nursing process is similar to what happens in many corporate settings when planning and evaluating projects and campaigns: assess, diagnose, plan, implement, evaluate.

    Your customer service is valuable: you want to make sure every customer's experience is the best it can be (just like you will for your patients).

    And you probably have supervisory experience as well (just as you will delegate to CNAs) and have worked with multiple teams to make sure projects are completed.

    On my resume, after all my nursing school and CNA experience and education, I have just a few sentences about my past corporate life (key phrases in bold and company specifics deleted here). Now, I've been on a few nursing interviews, and no one has mentioned my past corporate experience, but it does show responsibility and longevity, and at least it makes me feel better that my past experience is not wasted.

    I also have a lot of volunteer experience listed at the end of my resume. I think it adds a nice balance to the dry corporate stuff... especially because some of the organizations I've volunteered for have been health/disease related.

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    DIRECT MARKETING PROJECT MANAGER
    ---Managed direct response marketing projects for tax software company. Coordinated efforts of multiple teams to complete projects on time, under budget, and in adherence with quality standards.

    DIRECT MARKETING PROJECT MANAGER
    ---Managed marketing campaigns for vitamins, nutritional supplements, and homeopathic medicines. Analyzed sales results to plan, implement, and evaluate the success of future campaigns. Restructured order fulfillment and reorder process to better serve customers.

    COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
    ---Developed and managed marketing/PR campaigns to promote concerts and educational outreach programs held in San Diego and Mexico. Supervised assistants, box office staff, and interns.


    VOLUNTEERISM
    Volunteer San Diego
    Muscular Dystrophy Association
    San Diego Senior Community Center
    Children’s Miracle Network Telethon
    CalPIRG: Homeless issues and advocacy
    San Diego Performing Arts League
    Last edit by GoldenFire5 on May 31, '07
  14. by   apple84
    i got a copy of "anatomy of a job search: a nurses's guide to finding and landing the job you want" at the nsna convention. it is a great resource!! it has sample cover letters and resumes as well as interviewing tips!

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