Resume advice

  1. I am mulling over changing jobs...am casually searching the ads....i love many things about my job...but:

    1) Uncertain future for our agency...we are county-based, and our county is having major budget woes....we are under a hard-core hiring-freeze...with talk of possible lay-offs...also have heard mention of even closing...(never mind that even in theae days of medicare cutbacks, we are still a huge moneymaker for the Health dept....)
    2) Money is awful....although i do have good health insurance and am in the new york state retirement system....our pay has not kept up with inflation...not by aa long shot...
    3) The next issue...Well...not gonna go into it in a public forum...but a common issue....


    Anyhoo...i have not had to do a resume in 5 yrs...i know MSword has templates...but they LOOK like templates...I also bought a cheesy resume-creator-program-thing-a-mabob...

    I am in dire need of advice on what the "current style" of resumes is...lol...HEWP!!! anybody?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   emily_mom
    Leave the stripper job off the resume this time....or at least change it to professional horizontal pole designer or something.....

    Just my 2 cents....

    Kristy
  4. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by emily_mom
    Leave the stripper job off the resume this time....or at least change it to professional horizontal pole designer or something.....

    Just my 2 cents....

    Kristy
    LMAO....How about that job as a crack-whore? how do i sugarcoat that one?
  5. by   aus nurse

    Drug implementation engineer
  6. by   mattsmom81
    You guys are cracking me up with all this resume talk and the sugar coated language...LOL!

    I wonder if my resume needs buffing up too. How far back should we go??? Should I list the jobs I had 28 years ago??? Or just the last 10 years???OR??

    How do the rest of the er...'mature'... nurses handle this???
  7. by   BMS4
    :roll :roll :roll
  8. by   emily_mom
    Originally posted by mattsmom81
    How do the rest of the er...'mature'... nurses handle this???
    I'm taking personal offense to that!

    I would list your last 3-5 jobs, whether they are from the last 3 years or the last 20. Places don't want five pages of jobs that you've held. I think 5 is a good max...or 5 years....

    Kristy:chuckle
  9. by   Gardengal
    I like to see a resume that highlights significant accomplishments. Place, position, dates and general description with a few bullet points of what you did really well. This is a good setup if you have maybe 3-5 jobs in the past 9-12 years, before that just chronologically list position, place and date.

    If you are trying to highlight particular traits then I would go for the functional resume, followed by the chronological list of positions. Example: Extensive experience teaching patients and families in cardiac, pulmonary, diabetic and surgical procedures. This would look good if you were going for any position which states that they are looking for patient teaching. Chronological positions which show experience in those areas would show where you got that experience.

    Remember-you're trying to get an interview, once you are there you can sell yourself.

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